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Practical Information for Your Visit

Opening Times

Open Tuesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm, plus bank holidays.

Closed on Mondays.


Changes in opening hours

Please note that during changeover periods, when an exhibition at Turner Contemporary ends and before a new one is installed, the gallery, café and shop may be closed temporarily. We will announce these changeover periods on our website and social media, but we recommend checking our website before planning your trip to ensure that we will be open during the time you wish to visit.

To stay informed of our opening hours, we recommend visiting the ‘Plan Your Visit’ page of our website, or following us on social media, so you are always aware of when we are closed for exhibition changeovers and any other updates to our schedule.

Also, you can contact us by phone or email, if you need confirmation or have any other questions regarding opening hours or accessibility.

How to contact us

Whether you’re looking to plan your visit or have specific requirements, our team is here to assist you. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us through email at or by phone at 01843 233 025. Our lines are open daily from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm, and we’ll be happy to help you in any way we can.


Getting to Turner Contemporary

The gallery is just a short 15 minute walk along the seafront from Margate train station. Taxis are also available, though we recommend booking in advance.


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


The Rendezvous car park is the closest to Turner Contemporary. This is a 2 min walk from the gallery entrance and has EV charging points and disabled bays.

The postcode for this car park is CT9 1HG and the ‘what3words’ link is

To access the car park please drive onto the Rendezvous site and the entrance is on the left as you face the RNLI lifeboat station.

There are additional accessible parking spaces on Rendezvous on the sea-facing side of the gallery.

There is also 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

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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.


Our public lockers are available for use and have a £1 charge.

Baby Changing Facilities

Baby changing facilities are located on the ground floor.