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Practical Information for Your Visit

Opening Times

Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm.

Closed on Mondays, apart from on bank holidays.

Please note that the gallery will be closed between 27 September and 22 October 2021.


When an exhibition at Turner Contemporary finishes and ahead of an installation of new one there is a short period called changeover which means that the gallery, cafe and shop may be closed.

We will flag changeover periods on our website and social media but please check the website before you plan your visit.

Our next changeover period is: 27 September – 22 October 2021. During this time there will be no public access.

Turner Contemporary is located in Margate on the North Kent Cost in the South East of England.

Margate is only a 90 minute drive or train journey from Central London.

Exhibitions at Turner Contemporary are free for all to enjoy. We run a rolling programme of workshops and events.

Get directions

Travelling by car

There is ample parking across Margate which is within a 3-10 minute walk from the Gallery.

Get Directions


There are seven accessible parking spaces on the piazza at the front of the gallery. These spaces are signposted. The seafront piazza is for pedestrians and cyclists only and must be kept clear at all times for the RNLI lifeboat in case of emergencies.

There is a new pay and display car park beyond the RNLI car park on Rendezvous.

There is on-street parking near the gallery (on the Harbour Arm next to the gallery, charges apply), as well as pay and display car parks close by:

  • College Square (Morrison’s multi storey) CT9 1QA
  • Trinity Square CT9 1HR

Travelling by train

Southeastern run high speed trains from London St Pancras and Stratford International every hour which take under 90 minutes to Margate station.

Southeastern also runs mainline trains from London VictoriaCannon StreetCharing Cross and London Bridge, but will take a little longer.


You can find gender neutral, men’s, women’s and accessible public toilets on the ground floor.


Lockers are currently not in use.

Baby Changing Facilities

Baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor.