Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary is an internationally-renowned gallery showing contemporary and historical art. Entry is free.

In a striking building designed by award-winning architect Sir David Chipperfield, on the site where JMW Turner stayed in the 18th and 19th centuries, Turner Contemporary presents a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities. See Turner Contemporary’s website www.turnercontemporary.org for full information on current exhibitions and upcoming events.

Since opening in 2011, the art gallery has exhibited the work of countless international artists, including Turner Prize nominees and winners Antony Gormley, Tracey Emin, Yinka Shonibare, and Paula Rego, attracting over 2.6 million visits so far from all over the world.

A café, shop and outdoor terrace are available for visitors to enjoy during gallery opening hours. All spaces in the gallery, café and shop are accessible, with level floors throughout and a large lift to the first floor. For further information about accessibility at the gallery, please email info@turnercontemporary.org.

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 233 000 to find out more about visiting and how we can help you get the most from your visit.

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.

Opening times: Open Tues-Sun and bank holidays 10am-6pm (summer) and 10am-5pm (autumn/winter/spring). Open every day in August.                 


Opening Times
10am-5pm, Tuesday-Sunday, and bank holidays
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Standard ticket prices
Free entry
Nearest train station
Margate, 0.7 miles
Travel with
Great Northern
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