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Educational Tours and Workshops

Tours & Workshops

Gallery Introduction

  • 20 minute introduction
  • Suitable for KS1 and up, and Language Schools
  • £35 + VAT for a group of up to 33 students and their accompanying adults

Turner Contemporary is located on the site where J.M.W Turner, one of the most famous artists in the world, came to create. Hear from gallery staff to uncover his story and find out more about the gallery, cultural regeneration, and the current exhibition on display.

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Interactive Gallery Tour

  • 45 minute tour
  • Best for KS3 and up. Suitable for KS1 and up, and Language Schools
  • £4.50 per head + VAT, minimum of 10 per group (or minimum cost of £35 + VAT)

A gallery tour but not as you know it! Your group will be guided through our current exhibition and encouraged to think critically, spark their curiosity and develop their creative skills.

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Imagination Pods

  • 45 minute session
  • Suitable for EYFS, Reception, Key Stage 1, and younger SEND groups.
  • £3.50 per head + VAT, minimum of 10 per group (or minimum cost £35 + VAT)

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Making Session

  • 90 minute session
  • Suitable for Key Stage 1 and up
  • £6.50 per head + VAT, minimum of 10 per group (or minimum cost £65 + VAT)

Get creative inspired by world-class art. A fast-paced hands-on session that explores key pieces in the galleries followed by a making activity.

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Turner and the Elements Outdoor Tour

  • 60 minute session
  • Suitable for Primary (ages 5-11 years) 
  • £4.50 + VAT per pupil

Adventure outside of the gallery to experience Margate and the elements through the eyes of landscape painter JMW Turner.  During this interactive tour, pupils will learn about their local heritage and make their own watercolour paintings to take back to school, inspired by the dramatic surrounding scenery. 

This tour is designed to run in all weather conditions. Teachers are asked to ensure that pupils are appropriately dressed for the weather. In extreme weather conditions the tour will be modified to run inside the gallery with shorter elements of outside painting.


Self-Directed Visits

Explore our vibrant changing exhibitions programme with your group for free, supported by our exhibition resources.

Please let us know you are coming in advance to your visit so we can ensure you have the best possible experience.

We hold public liability insurance to the value of £10,000,000.

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