About Tate Modern

The Tate Modern stands at the forefront of both British and international contemporary art and continues to display some of the most ground-breaking and thought-provoking art anywhere in the world. Located on the south bank of the River Thames and housed in the former Bankside Power Station, the Tate is instantly recognisable for its reuse of the original building and its prominent, adapted chimney.



While the enormous Turbine Hall space is used to display impressive, specially-commissioned artworks, many of the other galleries contain themed exhibitions, some temporary, others not, and contain art from 1900 onwards. There is always an enormous amount to visit at the Tate and a great deal of time can be consumed exploring every exhibition.


Site Access

  • It is wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair hire is available.
  • Scooter hire is available
  • Wheelchair accessible baby changing facilities
  • There is a drop-off point by the entrance
  • Some staff are specifically trained to deal with disabilities
  • All toilets are accessible
  • Assistance dogs are welcome
  • There are described guides
  • There are descriptive tours
  • There is subtitled media
  • Induction loops are used throughout
  • Some staff are trained in British Sign Language
  • Large print material is available
  • There is Braille material
  • There is pushchair accessibility
  • Carers go free
  • There are concessionary prices




Supremely Accommodating!

by John Arnold

The Tate is a fantastic example of how a gallery can cater for all, they provide for virtually every scenario and we had a wonderful time.


Visited with my older parents

by Jacob Audley-Charles

I visited with my parents, both of whom are in their 80s and struggle to get around the place a bit now. They found the Tate fantastic to walk around and my dad particularly enjoyed the audio guide!

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