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

Turner Contemporary

* Now Open. Booking essential. Please check website for updates *

Turner Contemporary is an internationally-renowned Gallery showing contemporary and historical art.

In a striking building designed by award-winning architect Sir David Chipperfield, Turner Contemporary presents a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities.

Since opening, the Gallery has exhibited the work of countless international artists, including Turner Prize nominees and winners Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Jeremy Deller, Grayson Perry, Yinka Shonibare, and Paula Rego.

A café, shop, and outdoor terrace are available for visitors to enjoy during Gallery opening hours.

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.

See Turner Contemporary’s website www.turnercontemporary.org for full information on current exhibitions and upcoming events.

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.


Access Information

All spaces in the Gallery, café and shop are fully accessible to wheelchair users, with level floors throughout, and a large lift to the first floor.

There is a ramp to the main entrance and café, and an internal lift to upper floor galleries. The Gallery has accessible toilets. 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.

There are 7 accessible (Blue Badge) parking bays directly outside.

More Access information and Statement here.

Opening Times


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



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.