Plan Your Visit

Turner Contemporary is in Margate on the Kent Coast at Rendezvous, CT9 1HG.

Entry to exhibitions at Turner Contemporary are free. Turner Contemporary is a charity and you can support our work today by making a donation. Every donation makes a difference.

Opening Times

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

Tuesday – Sunday

10am – 5pm, last entry is at 4pm.

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Entry is free but you will need to book to guarantee your slot.

Your Guide to Visiting Turner Contemporary

Booking Your Slot

The safety of our visitors and staff is our highest priority. Beyond the 19th July we are maintaining the majority of measures that were implemented to manage the risks from COVID-19. These include pre-booking, wearing a face covering and maintaining social distancing.

Please being a face covering with you.

Admission is free but you will need to book to guarantee your slot

Book your slot for September 2021

  • Bookings must be made in advance. Currently bookings are open for September.
  • Do not visit if you think you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Re-booking is easy. You can visit as many times as you want.
  • Please arrive within 15 minutes of your booked slot.
  • Help us manage our capacity to keep you and staff safe – please ensure that you include the correct number of people visiting from your household on the booking. You can book up to 6 people from the same household. If you are visiting with friends, please make sure that you book each household separately.
  • Support us when you book your slot. Turner Contemporary is a charity. We need your help to continue offering free access to art, lead pioneering learning projects, promote wellbeing, encourage debate and inspire new ways of thinking. Support our work today – every donation makes a difference.

Please note that the gallery will be closed between 27 September and 21 October as we transition between our current exhibition and installation of the Turner Contemporary Open. During this time there will be no public access.

Safety First

  • Please observe the social distancing guidelines in and around Turner Contemporary. We will have signs, floor markings and staff to help during your visit.
  • In order to visit Turner Contemporary, please wear a face covering.
  • We have enhanced cleaning of all touchable objects (including handrails, door handles, lift buttons etc) we want to ensure that you feel as safe as possible during your visit. Hand sanitiser stations will be available throughout. 
  • On your arrival, please present a printed copy of your booking, or a digital one. A member of the team will be able to check you in touch-free by scanning your barcode or by looking up your name. 


  • We have wheelchairs available. They will be cleaned before and after each use.  For access support please email us in advance of your visit:
  • We have large text captions available on request. They will be cleaned before and after each use.
  • We’ve had to remove all seating from our internal spaces. If you would like a portable folding stool please ask a member of the team upon check in. We will make sure it is sanitised before and after it has been used. 

A new gallery experience

  • Please be advised that our public lockers are not available to use. We also do not offer any storage facilities.
  • Our shop is open and will be operating. Only contactless payments will be accepted at this time. You can also browse our online shop here and place a click and collect order for your visit.
  • Please remember, anyone with coronavirus symptoms should not come to the gallery. You should get a free NHS test and stay at home.

Installation photography, Patrick Heron at Turner Contemporary. Image: Stephen White


Our staff are present throughout the gallery to ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable visit.

If our staff think you may be causing offence to other visitors, or are endangering yourself, others, our building or artworks, they will ask you to stop.  Our staff have the authority to escort you from the gallery if necessary.

We will not tolerate abuse or violence towards any visitor, contractor or member of staff, or any form of harassment or discrimination on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, ethnicity, race, religion.

For general enquiries please email

Please see to learn more about how to keep yourself, your friends and family safe in these difficult times.


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