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Tate Liverpool

  • Liverpool, Merseyside, United Kingdom (UK)

  • Bucket List Experience

Last updated: 26 March, 2024

The northern counterpart of the world-renowned Tate enterprise occupies a converted warehouse on the waterfront at Liverpool’s iconic, cast-iron Albert Dock. Built in 1846, this grand complex of Grade-I listed buildings was considered revolutionary in its design; a suitable environment, then, to house the Tate’s eclectic collection of British art dating from 1500 to the modern day.

Expect a diverse and inspired programme of special exhibitions plus plenty of children’s activities on offer. There’s also a great on-site shop and café with a strong art motif.


Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 13+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Albert Dock is in the heart of Liverpool. Park either at the multi-storey car park at Kings Dock or on Strand Street. The nearest train station is James Street Station, a ten-minute walk away.

Tickets are usually available on the door, but can sell out, and it’s recommended to book online in advance. The main collection is free but visiting exhibitions are charged. At time of writing, there are no guided tours, and unfortunately, no audio guides either.

When to do it

The gallery is open all year round, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed on Monday.