Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Disabled Access: Tate Britain

Tate Britain Access and Facilities

There are parking spaces for blue badge holders near Tate Britain:

•Three spaces on Atterbury Street, by a dropped kerb
•Two spaces on Millbank
There are also 10 free accessible parking spaces on John Islip Street, near the North Entrance. Please book these spaces in advance, giving at least 24 hours’ notice:

•Call +44 (0)20 7887 8888 (Monday–Friday, 10.00–17.00)
Drop off points
There are two drop off points on Atterbury Street and John Islip Street. These are both near level entrances to the gallery.

Entrances to Tate Britain
There are four entrances to the gallery:

•Manton Entrance on Atterbury Street
There is a ramp or steps down, with central handrails, to the entrance. There are automatic sliding doors at the entrance. This takes you to Level 1 of the gallery with level access to the Linbury Galleries, the Hyman Kreitman Research Centre, Restaurant, Café, telephone, toilets and baby care room. From here there is lift and stair access to the main gallery areas on
Level 2.
•Millbank Entrance
There are 20 steps up to this entrance. The first 18 steps are unmarked, and the last two are wider marked steps. There are handrails at either side of the main flight of steps. There is a revolving door and two side doors at the entrance. This entrance takes you to Level 2 and the main gallery areas.
•North Entrance on John Islip Street
There is ramp access and parking for disabled visitors which must be booked in advance. It is at the back of the gallery. This entrance takes you to Level 1.
•Clore Gallery Entrance on Millbank
There is level access to the Auditorium, toilets and baby care room on Level 1. From here there is lift access to the main gallery areas on Level 2.
Wheelchair and mobility scooter provision
Five wheelchairs and two mobility scooters are available at the gallery. You can either book them in advance, or ask a member of staff on arrival. You need to have driven a mobility scooter before if you want to use one at Tate Britain. To book:


Facilities at Tate Britain
Information Desks
Information Desks are located near the Manton, Millbank and Clore Gallery entrances. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have.

Accessible and standard toilets are located on Level 1 and in the foyer of the Clore Gallery.

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