Tate Liverpool Art Gallery

The Tate Liverpool is a British and international modern and contemporary art gallery situated on the Royal Albert Dock in the city of Liverpool, Merseyside, in North West England. The gallery is housed in a beautifully converted warehouse on the Albert Dock, the largest collection of Grade I listed buildings in Britain. The Dock is an important part of the Mersey waterfront which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The gallery was opened on 24 May 1988 by Prince Charles. Until 2003 it was the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art outside of London, and with approximately 600,000 visitors per year it is the most visited art gallery in Northern England.

Opening Times

Monday to Sunday 10.00 to 17.00

The only days that the gallery is closed during the year is on the 24th to the 26th of December. All other days and holidays the gallery is open for business as usual.

On the first Wednesday of each month the gallery opens 3o minutes later  at 10.30.

Entrance Fees

Entry is free to the Tate Liverpool for all regular exhibitions and displays.

Some special exhibitions and events charge an admission fee depending on the circumstances. These fees vary in price depending on the exhibition.

Tate Members and Patrons are entitled to unlimited free entry to all special exhibitions and events using their members or patrons card.

Special exhibitions range in price from £15 to £25 (£13 to £22 without donation)

Special exhibitions concessions range in price from £11 to £22 (£10 to £20 without donation)

Visitors with a disability pay the concessionary rate, but can bring one carer for free.

Visitors aged 12-18 years old pay £5.

Children under 12 years old enter for free (up to four children per adult)

Visitors aged 12-18 years old pay £5.

Children under 12 years old enter for free (up to four children per adult)

Getting There

Address: Tate Liverpool, 315 The Colonnades, Liverpool L3 4AB, United Kingdom.

By Bus

The 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 (approx. 720 metres).

By Car

There are several areas within 100 metres distance with public pay and display parking. Outside the Britannia Pavilion and inside the Albert Dock Gates near the Pump House public house.

A Q-Park Liverpool ONE is within five minutes’ walk of the Tate Liverpool. It has 2,000 underground spaces and gallery visitors can claim a 30% discount for parking at the Q-Park. Ask a member of staff for a discount voucher.

Q-Park Liverpool ONE, 35 Strand Street, Liverpool L1 8LT.