Quiet Hour: Turner Prize 2019

Join us for Quiet Hour to explore Turner Prize 2019 at Turner Contemporary.

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Saturday 2nd November & Saturday 4th January, 9am

Saturday 2nd November & Saturday 4th January, 9am-10am

Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

One of the best known prizes for visual arts in the world, Turner Prize 2019 is coming to Turner Contemporary in Margate. Every other year, the Prize leaves Tate Britain and is presented at a venue outside London. Four of the most exciting artists working right now are shortlisted to win the prize based on an outstanding exhibition that has taken place in the previous year. This year’s finalists include Lawrence Abu Hamdan, Helen Cammock, Oscar Murillo and Tai Shani.

We make small changes to ensure a visit to Turner Contemporary is more comfortable and accessible for our visitors with additional needs. During Quiet Hour:

  • Hand driers in the toilets are turned off
  • Drinks are served in paper cups in Turner Contemporary’s café
  • Music is turned off in Turner Contemporary’s café
  • Allocated quiet rooms are available for visitors to use
  • Ear defenders are available to borrow
  • Quiet Hour signs are placed around the gallery encouraging all visitors to contribute to a more calming environment.
  • An accessible guide to the gallery is available from the Main Desk and is also available to download.

All of our staff members are provided with information about neurodiversity to help make your visit as comfortable as possible. Share your feedback or suggestions with us on the day of your visit, or you can email

If you have any other access needs that you would like to let us know about please contact: Clarissa Beveridge, Visitor Experience Manager: or call 01843 233000.