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Turner Contemporary

Arts, Culture and Entertainment

* Wednesdays – Sundays, plus bank holidays. 10am – 5pm *

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.

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.

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 shop and outdoor terrace are available for visitors to enjoy during Gallery opening hours. The gallery is also available for venue hire.

**From Saturday 20th January 2024 cafe 'Louie-on-Sea' open alongside gallery days 9am-5pm serving brunch, lunches, cakes and cocktails using seasonal and locally sourced menu choices.

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 or click here to find out more about educational group visits and how we can help you get the most out of them.

Free Highlight Tour - Explore the gallery as a family by taking part in a free Exhibition Highlights Tour. These tours are designed especially with young families in mind and are packed full of exciting activities to get you all engaging with the artwork in new ways. All ages are welcome but please note they are most suited to families with children aged between 12 years and under. Free tours for families run every Saturday and start at 11:00am in the Sunley Gallery, lasting approximately 30 minutes.

Free Exhibition Highlight Tour - Join one of the Engagement Assistants who will introduce you to some of their favourite artworks featured in the current exhibition and find out more about the works. Free tours run every Friday and start at 11:00am in the Sunley Gallery, lasting approximately 30 minutes.


Access Information

  • The gallery is fully wheelchair accessible with an outdoor ramp and lift serving both floors.
  • Wheelchairs are available for visitors. Please contact gallery ahead of your visit if you would like to book one. Portable stools are also available.
  • Please ask a member of staff upon arrival if you would like to use one.
  • Large print text, magnifying sheets and audio versions of exhibition text are available. Ask a member of staff for more information.
  • Guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs are welcome in the gallery.

For more Accessibility visit information, click here

For access support please contact gallery ahead of your visit: | 01843 233 025 (operated daily 10am – 5pm)






Opening Times

Accessible parking
Accessible toilets
Audio tours
Conference / Meeting facilities
Facilities for hearing impaired
Free wi-fi
Gift shop
Groups welcome
Guided tours
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
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