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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.

Upcoming changeover dates are:

  • Monday 2 September – Friday 27 September 2024
  • Monday 13 January – Friday 7 February 2025

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.

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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.

Travelling by car

Rendezvous Car Park

The nearest car park is a 2-minute walk from the gallery entrance, with 24/7 access, 2 EV charging points, disabled bays for blue badge holders and parking for motorcycles available.

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

Postcode: CT9 1HG

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Car parking costs

Rendezvous Car Park

Open 24/7

  • Up to 1 hour £1.65
  • Up to 2 hours £3.30
  • Up to 3 hours £4.95
  • Up to 4 hours £7.15
  • Up to 15 hours £8.80

Drivers wanting to pay by credit or debit card can use the RingGo app (or call 020 3046 0010), and pay by credit or debit card. The location is 21613.

The car parking tariff applies 24 hours a day, Monday – Sunday. The duration of your stay will be calculated by ANPR cameras, from point of entry to point of exit.

Turner Contemporary is a charity and car parking fees support our work. All funds generated by our car park enable us to continue offering free access to art, lead pioneering learning projects, promote wellbeing, encourage debate and inspire new ways of thinking.


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.