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Turner Contemporary

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

*FREE ENTRY, with booking recommended*

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.

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 233000 to find out more about visiting and how we can help you get the most from your visit.


Free Highlight Tour - Join one of Turner Contemporary’s engagement assistants for a free highlight tour to discover the stories behind the art. Meet in the main foyer space on the ground floor. Check website to find out what exhibitions are currently on. Daily (Summer hours: Tuesday-Sunday plus bank holidays) at 2.30pm Free entry

Art Rebels Family Workshops - Find your creative side with Turner Contemporary’s fun family workshops linked to the current exhibition at the gallery. Saturdays and Sundays, plus Bank Holidays 1-4pm. Check listings for extra workshops during holidays and half terms. Free entry 


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.


Entry to exhibitions at the Turner Contemporary is free. 





Opening Times

Spring/ Summer 2022

Tuesday - Sunday - 10am - 5pm
Accessible parking
Accessible toilets
Audio tours
Conference / Meeting facilities
Facilities for hearing impaired
Free wi-fi
Gift shop
Groups welcome
Guided tours
Restaurant / Cafe / Tea shop
Step-free access
wheelchair hire
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Contact Us
Visitor Information Centre
The Droit House
Stone Pier
Kent CT9 1JD
Te: 01843 577577
Official website of Visit Thanet, Thanet District Council.