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

Turner Contemporary

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

*The gallery will be closed between Monday 27th September and Thursday 21st October for exhibition change over During this time there will be no public access*

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


*The gallery will be closed between Monday 27th September and Friday 22nd October for exhibition change over During this time there will be no public access*

*The gallery will be open Saturday 23rd October - Sunday 31st October Tuesday to Sunday 10am-5pm before opening Wednesday - Sunday 10am-5pm between Monday 1st November - Sunday 3rd April 2022.

*During the Christmas period the gallery will operate
Friday 24th - Tuesday 28th December and Tuesday 4th January - CLOSED
Wednesday 29th, Thursday 30th, Saturday 1st - Monday 3rd January - OPEN 10am-5pm
Friday 31st December - CLOSE at 3pm



Entry Price

FREE ENTRY, but booking a slot to visit may be required