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All Tate galleries open again from Monday 27th July




Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives will once again be open to all from today, Monday 27th July. Visitors will finally be able to reunite with their favourite works by artists from across the centuries and around the world.


Hundreds of artworks are being uncovered, reinstalled and switched back on, including Kara Walker’s urgent and timely Fons Americanus, Steve McQueen’s hugely ambitious Year 3, and major exhibitions of Andy Warhol, Aubrey Beardsley and Naum Gabo, all of which have been specially extended into the autumn. These join a host of much-loved works from Tate’s collection, including paintings by David Hockney, Chris Ofili and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, sculptures by Barbara Hepworth, Sarah Lucas and Saloua Raouda Chocair, and installations by Mona Hatoum, Cildo Meireles and Yinka Shonibare CBE, among many others.


Maria Balshaw, Director, Tate said: “I’m thrilled to be reopening our galleries and can’t wait to welcome visitors back. While you’ve been away, we have worked hard to ensure our spaces are safe and accessible for everybody. We have also extended many major exhibitions and commissions, all of which feel as powerful and relevant today as they did when they first opened.”


As the galleries reopen, every precaution has been taken to make the experience safe and enjoyable. To ensure people can keep a safe distance from each other, all visitors, including Members, now need to book a timed ticket in advance to visit the collection displays or exhibitions. This can be done through the quick and easy booking system at tate.org.uk/visit.


As well as social distancing measures, an enhanced cleaning regime is in operation and hand sanitisers have been installed at key locations. Visitors are recommended to wear face coverings, protective screens are in place at desks, cloakrooms are temporarily closed, and only card or contactless payments are accepted. As ever, Tate’s staff are on hand to offer help and advice to all visitors.


The one-way routes through the displays offer access to an enormous variety of art, and visitors are free to visit some or all of the displays on their chosen route. All routes also include access to toilets and opportunities to shop and buy food and drink.