Tate Britain holds the largest collection of British art in the world. The gallery shows work from the last five centuries, including contemporary British art, in a series of free changing displays.
The main display spaces show the permanent collection of historic British art, as well as contemporary work. It has rooms dedicated to works by one artist, such as: Tracey Emin, John Latham, Douglas Gordon, Sam Taylor-Wood, Marcus Gheeraerts II, though these, like the rest of the collection, are subject to rotation.
The gallery also organises career retrospectives of British artists and temporary major exhibitions of British Art.
Tate Britain hosts the annual and usually controversial Turner Prize exhibition, featuring four artists under the age of fifty, selected by a jury chaired by the director of Tate Britain. This is spread out over the year with the four nominees announced in May, the show of their work opened in October and the prize itself given in December.
A private tour for two is a great way to get the most out of your visit to Tate Modern or Tate Britain.
One of our knowledgeable Tate Guides will take you on a private tour showing you the highlights of the Collection or an exhibition of your choice
Entry is free except for major exibitions
Open every day 10.00 - 18.00
Open until 22.00 on the first Friday of each month for Late at Tate Britain.
Closed 24, 25, 26 December (open as normal on 1 January)