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Admission to Turner Contemporary is free

Opening times:

Tuesday - Sunday and public holidays 10am - 5pm

Cafe opening times:

Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4.30pm

Christmas and New Year Opening Times

Sunday 23rd December: 10am - 5pm
Monday 24th December (Christmas Eve): Closed
Tuesday 25th December (Christmas Day): Closed
Wednesday 26th December (Boxing Day): Closed
Thursday 27th December: 10am - 5pm
Friday 28th December: 10am - 5pm
Saturday 29th December: 10am - 5pm
Sunday 30th December: 10am - 5pm
Monday 31st December (New Year's Eve): Closed
Tuesday 1st January 2019 (New Year's Day): 10am - 5pm


Turner Contemporary
Kent CT9 1HG
Tel: + 44 (0) 1843 233000

About Turner Contemporary

"Still riding high on the opening of Turner Contemporary in 2011, Margate has gentrified without losing its personality."
Lonely Planet

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"One of the most beautiful, naturally lit galleries in Britain" 
Evening Standard

"I have spent the most extraordinary afternoon at the gallery. Such helpful, informative, warm and enthusiastic staff. This is something I've never experienced before - London or NY or anywhere else. Thank you."

"I've been several times since the gallery opened and have never been disappointed. Architecturally, I think the building is a great success, borrowing the sea views that Turner drew inspiration from. It's large enough to hold interesting exhibitions but small enough that you can do a whole exhibition in one visit. I've had great conversations with friends following each visit - art is supposed to stimulate the senses and the mind and Turner Contemporary's exhibitions certainly do that. Remarkably it's free. A fabulous addition to Margate. And well worth a day trip from London - or anywhere else for that matter." 

"I never imagined that my family and grandchildren would have the opportunity to walk into a local gallery to view world-class art. Now they do."  
Local resident
"It’s a joy to have Turner Contemporary on our doorstep." Margate resident
"Turner Contemporary is beautiful. The entrance hall, shop and café are illuminated by vast windows which look out over the sea. It is flooded with light." Editor, Sunday Express
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