United Kingdom

Albert Dock

L3 4BB
Phone: 0151 702 7400

Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool, located in the port city of Liverpool in the north of England, is one of the family of four Tate galleries which display selections from the Tate Collection. This comprises the national collection of British art from the year 1500 to the present day, and of international modern art. The other three galleries are Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London, and Tate St Ives, in Cornwall, in the south-west. The entire Tate Collection is available online.

Tate Liverpool opened in 1988 and was created to share the Tate Collection with the North of England. It displays selections from the national collection of international modern art. It has also played a part in the regeneration of Liverpool following its drastic decline as a port in the 1960s. Tate Liverpool is housed in a converted warehouse in the Albert Dock, one of the finest groups of nineteenth- century industrial buildings anywhere.

Permanent Collection

Twentieth and twenty-first century artwork from the Tate Collection is shown at Tate Liverpool through a series of innovative themed displays which are changed regularly. Drawing upon a wide range of artists and work provides many different perspectives on the meaning of art. For information on permanent collection currently shown please see,


Centre of the Creative Universe: Liverpool and the Avant-Garde
20 February – 9 September 2007

Previous Exhibitions

For information about the previous exhibitions,

Forthcoming exhibitions

The Real Thing: Contemporary Art from China
30 March – 10 June 2007

Tate 08 Series: Ellen Gallagher
21 April – 28 August 2007

Peter Blake : A Retrospective
29 June – 23 September 2007


Admission to Tate Collection at Tate Liverpool is free.

Admission to the special exhibition Jake and Dinos Chapman Bad Art for Bad People is £5, £4 Concessions, £10 Family ticket. Free entry for Members, Patrons and Children under 12 when accompanied by and adult.

Tate Liverpool Members
Support our programme of exhibitions and events by joining Tate Liverpool Members. All Tate Members enjoy FREE entry, unlimited times, to exhibitions at Tate Liverpool, Tate Britain, Tate Modern, and Tate St Ives. With access to Members Rooms in the London galleries, TATE ETC. magazine and a guide to what's on sent direct to your door, membership is the ideal way to stay close to Tate.

Opening hours

September - May

Tate Liverpool is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10.00-17.50
Closed Mondays (except Bank Holiday Mondays)
Tate Liverpool is closed on Good Friday, 24 - 26 December and 1 January

June - August

Tate Liverpool is open Monday - Sunday, 10.00-17.50

Getting there

On Foot
The Gallery is within walking distance from Liverpool Lime Street station. Due to the exciting developments in the city, Chavasse Park and Canning Place are temporarily closed. To access the Albert Dock from the city centre please use James Street or Liver Street. All pedestrian routes are well signposted.

By Bus
Bus 222 and Smartbuses 1 and 4 stop near the Gallery. Contact Merseytravel for more details on 0151 236 7676 or visit

By Car
Follow the brown signs to Albert Dock from the M62 motorway. Pay and display parking is at Kings Dock which is five minutes walk from the Gallery. Due to the Kings Dock development, the car park has been reduced however there is still plenty of coach and car parking available. For further information on the programme of works and diversion routes please visit

By Air
Easyjet fly to Liverpool Airport from many European cities and VLM fly from London City Airport. The airport is twenty minutes taxi ride from the Gallery.


on request.

Large print and braille versions of Gallery information are available at the Information Desk, there is also a large print version of the Tate Guide available online. An audio guide to the building is available from the Information Desk.

Tate Liverpool won the Access for All award at the 2004 Mersey Partnership Tourism Awards.
A hearing loop is available in most parts of the Gallery.

We welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs.

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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For information on the wide range of membership packages available please see,