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Admission to Turner Contemporary is free

Turner Contemporary is located by the sea and in the vicinity of many beautiful beaches. We ask that our visitors work with us to take care of the beautiful landscape that surrounds the gallery. Please put your litter in the bins provided, and partake in the #2minutebeachclean. 

Opening times:

Please note our opening times change throughout the seasons so do check our website before planning your visit. 

July and August 
Everyday, 10am - 6pm 

Turner Contemporary is closed from 9 Sept - 13 Sept 2019

Until Turner Prize 2019 opens, our opening hours in September are Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 5pm 

During Turner Prize 2019 (28 Sept - 12 Jan)
Monday - Friday, 11am - 6pm
Saturday - Sunday, 10am - 6pm

Cafe opening times:

Tuesday - Sunday and public holidays 10am - 5.30pm


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

About Turner Contemporary

"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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