Tate Liverpool

Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4BB

Tel: +44 (0)151 702 7400

Tate Liverpool

Guide Prices

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Admission to Tate CollectionFree

Entry is free except for major exhibitions.

About

Tate Liverpool will be reopening on 27 July 2020 following the lockdown period. 

The team have been working hard to welcome you back safely, so you'll see a few changes around the gallery. 

Extra Safety Precautions are outlined below 

Book a timed ticket in advance

Timed tickets are required to enter our galleries for both the free collections and paid exhibitions. All visitors, including Members, need to book online in advance.

Follow the one-way routes

One-way routes and safe distancing guidelines are in place throughout the galleries. Prepare for a bit more walking than usual. Access information for each gallery will be published mid-July.

Pay with card

We only accept card or contactless payments in the gallery to minimise touchpoints.

There are also protective screens in place at all desks to make sure all payments are made safely.

Extra safety measures

Hand sanitiser is available in key areas, along with increased cleaning regimes in toilets and other high use areas.

Digital interactive screens have also been turned off to reduce touchpoints.

Welcome to the home of British and international modern and contemporary art in the North; Tate Liverpool. Aren’t we lucky?

Since its opening at the spectacular Grade I listed Albert Dock in 1988, Tate Liverpool has become one of the most visited art galleries outside of London. Its close proximity to the city centre by foot and the sheer amount of special exhibitions it hosts every year make it a must-see stop on your visit to Liverpool.

Bringing together artworks from all over the world, Tate Liverpool prides itself on staging an ever-evolving programme of unique and incredible collections. With past artists featured including Gustav Klimt, Pablo Picasso, Andy Warhol and Claude Monet, we’re always looking forward to what the next Tate Liverpool season will bring to our doorstep.

Tate Liverpool’s gallery offers large displays of work from the National Collection free of charge. The Collection features the work of artists including L.S. Lowry, Cindy Sherman, Louise Bourgeois Mamelles and Glenn Ligon, making Tate Liverpool the perfect place to visit your favourite artworks, as well as discovering something completely new.

But why stop at the displays and exhibitions? Tate Liverpool holds frequent special events, like talks and workshops for you to exclusively delve into the exhibitions, as well as family activities, like creating your very own comics. Taking a break won’t be hard either, with magnificent views across the Albert Dock at the cafe.

Take home a piece of your day with the souvenirs at the the Tate Shop; find jewellery, art materials and designer homewares, along with gifts, books and postcards which will make your friends back home wish that they came with you. Got a student card? You’re in luck. You’ll get a 10% discount on all purchases!

However you choose to experience the gallery, Tate Liverpool is the perfect place to relax, be inspired and have fun. Come and see.

 

 

Facilities

Other

  • Cafe/Restaurant
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Access
  • Free Admission
  • Groups accepted - Minimum 10, maximum 150.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted - Tate Liverpool welcomes guide dogs and hearing dogs.
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups - Touch tours of an exhibition are also available with prior booking.
  • Large Parties
  • Schools Accepted
  • Shop
  • Toilets
  • Visitor Centre

Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

On Foot

Approaching from the Strand, turn onto the Salthouse Dock opposite the Hilton Hotel. Continue straight on passing the Pumphouse Inn on the right and the Maritime Museum on the left. The quickest route to us is across the Hartley Bridge. This bridge can sometimes be closed to pedestrians with very little notice to allow boats into the Albert Dock. These closures are generally only for a short time.

On Bike

Bike racks are located in the Mermaid Courtyard, adjacent to Tate Liverpool.

By Bus

Liverpool ONE Bus Station on Canning Street is directly opposite the Albert Dock, approximately 365 metres from Tate Liverpool. Route C4 also stops at the Albert Dock.

By Train

The nearest train station to Tate Liverpool is James Street station, Liverpool L27PQ (720 metres approx.). Mainline rail tickets to Liverpool Lime Street station are valid for travel to James Street Station. Liverpool Lime Street will be closed 30 September – 22 October 2017 for improvements to the station.

By Ferry

Mersey Ferries from Seacombe and Woodside on the Wirral call at the Pier Head (960 metres approx.). Access from the Pier Head to the gallery is via The Strand.

By Car

To get to Tate Liverpool, follow the brown signs to the Waterfront. The following car parks are near Tate Liverpool:

Next to Echo Arena is the Liverpool Waterfront Car Park, a multi-storey car park with 1,600 secure, covered spaces open 24/7.

Q-Park Liverpool ONE, with 2,000 underground spaces: 35 Strand Street, Liverpool L1 8LT. Visitors to Tate Liverpool can park at Q Park and receive a 50% discount on parking for up to 24 hours. Ask for a voucher from a member of staff when visiting the gallery.

By Coach

Coach parking is available at the Kings Dock Car and Coach Park, near to Tate Liverpool. More information for drivers www.albertdock.com.

By Shopmobility

Visitors may also like to make use of Liverpool’s Shopmobility service, on the third floor of the Liverpool ONE shopping centre. Equipment must be booked in advance and there is a charge.l. More information for drivers www.liverpool-one.com.

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      733
    • Very Good
      548
    • Average
      329
    • Poor
      146
    • Terrible
      108

    Recent Reviews:

    • Jacqui E
      Northampton, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Solo travel
      Good installations
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 16th March 2020
      Lovely gallery, very well laid out. The groupings of paintings was excellent, I liked the way different artists had been bought together to express a theme. Very clean and spacious. Shop well stocked... Read full review
    • 293neilk
      Liverpool, United Kingdom
      Trip type:
      Friends getaway
      Love the building.
      5 of 5 stars
      Monday, 23rd March 2020
      The Tate Liverpool is a beautiful building in the Albert Dock complex that's just a joy to visit,free to enter ,the art work on display is subjective and in the eye of the beholder ,I love dropping... Read full review
    • shaih51
      Jerusalem, Israel
      very intersting
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 26th March 2020
      located inside albert dock,fun stay for few hours. very nice display of fine art . almost everything is free Read full review

    Opening Times

    Open (1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020)

    * Opening and closing times may vary during exhibitions, please check the website for specific opening times and days. Closed on Good Friday and 24–26 December

    Awards

    • National AwardsDisabledGo DisabledGo 2013
    • Green Tourism AwardsGreen Business Tourism Award (Silver) Green Business Tourism Award (Silver) 2013

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