Turner Contemporary. Credit Carlos Dominguez
Turner Contemporary. Credit Carlos Dominguez

Turner Contemporary

*Turner Contemporary will be closed until further notice due to National Lockdown*

Turner Contemporary is an internationally-renowned gallery showing contemporary and historical art. Entry is free.

In a striking building designed by award-winning architect Sir David Chipperfield, on the site where JMW Turner stayed in the 18th and 19th centuries, Turner Contemporary presents a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities. See Turner Contemporary’s website www.turnercontemporary.org for full information on current exhibitions and upcoming events.

Since opening in 2011, the art gallery has exhibited the work of countless international artists, including Turner Prize nominees and winners Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, and Paula Rego, attracting over 2.6 million visits so far from all over the world.

A café, shop and outdoor terrace are available for visitors to enjoy during gallery opening hours. All spaces in the gallery, café and shop are accessible, with level floors throughout and a large lift to the first floor. For further information about accessibility at the gallery, please email info@turnercontemporary.org.

Turner Contemporary’s world-class learning programme includes educational activities, events and projects using hands-on exploration and philosophical enquiry. The gallery welcomes hundreds of school children and groups every week. Call 01843 233 000 to find out more about visiting and how we can help you get the most from your visit.

With stunning views over Margate Sands and free entry to all exhibitions, Turner Contemporary makes great art accessible to all. Visit today to be inspired.

From 20th February 2020, the new issue £20 will feature the artist JMW Turner. A large see-through window with a blue and gold foil on the front depicts Turner Contemporary and the Margate lighthouse, among other elements associated with the artist. 

 

Access Information

The Gallery is fully accessible for wheelchair users. There is a ramp to the main entrance and café, and an internal lift to upper floor galleries. The Gallery has accessible toilets and there are 7 accessible parking bays directly outside. There are 2 wheelchairs available for visitor use and there are also 2 Portable Hearing Loops kept at the information desk and shop (can be used on free exhibition tours and around the Gallery.) These can be booked in advance for talks and screenings.

The main spaces of the Gallery are upstairs, but can be accessed by a lift. During some exhibitions, video booths are installed, and every effort is made to ensure these are fully accessible; inside the booths, there may be strobe effects, loud noises or darkness. More Access information and statement here.

Opening Times

10am-5pm all year, 5-day-a-week opening in winter (Wednesday – Sunday, plus bank holidays) and 6-day opening in summer (Tuesday – Sunday, plus bank holidays). Summer is 1st May to 31st October.

Address

Rendezvous
Margate
CT9 1HG

Entry Price

FREE ENTRY, but booking a slot to visit may be required depending on Covid-19 guidelines. As a registered charity (1129974), donating when you visit supports our work.