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Admission to Turner Contemporary is free

If you are a school or group. please book your visit in advance by contacting our Learning Team on 01843 233000 (choose option 1) or email learn@turnercontemporary.org 

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Turner Contemporary’s learning team is trained in Philosophy for Children (P4C) at level one. There are a range of options for your visit, from self-guided to artist led sessions:

Looking
Conduct your own self led visit to the gallery. Book a time slot, free of charge, and lead your group through the exhibitions as you would like to.

Download our free resources to support your visit here.

Talking
Undertake a conversational tour to enhance thinking and communication skills, led by one of our trained Navigators.

Navigators will pick out key art works for discussion and use your pupils’ questions as a starting point for inquiry. We also offer traditional information tours led by our trained team.

All tours are just £3 per head, minimum charge of £21. Suitable for Key Stage 2 and above.

Handling
Use our special artist-made handling collections to look at the exhibitions in more detail, guided by one of our trained navigators. Objects that can be touched and explored provide starting points for critical responses to the artworks on display.

For Key Stage One these 45 minute sessions are just £2.50 per head, with a minimum charge of £20.

For Key Stage Two and above a 60 minute session is just £3 per head, minimum charge of £21.

Making
Your pupils can undertake specially designed hands on sessions for each exhibition. Students have a guided spotlight tour of the exhibition followed by a practical session focusing on the work of the artist on display.

These sessions are just £4 per head, minimum charge of £40.

To find out what our current Navigator-led session is, call 01843 233 000 and choose option 1.

Why not book a bespoke session tailored to you and your students, led by an artist? We will contact one of our artist educators to lead a practical session with your group during which pupils will learn a new technique and make their own artwork.

£5.50 per head, minimum charge of £148.50.

Risk Assessments
We strongly advise that you conduct your own risk assessment during a pre-visit to the gallery.

Access
The gallery is fully accessible for visitors, with a ramp to the main entrance and café, as well as an internal lift to all upper floor galleries.

Feed back from a recent visit by St Augustine's School
‘Thank you so, so much for a fantastic visit.  We had a wonderful time.  It was the best gallery session that I have been part of yet ….. and I have been part of (some endured) many over the years. The organisation and welcome was superb and Jan was great. The children had a wonderful time and we are all systems go to continue the work back at school.
 
We had a wonderful day with you and in Margate (even the weather was spectacular) and it made for a day of wonderful memories. Everywhere we went, we were treated so well!
 
Thank you for making our day a good one. Most of the children said they would take their parents back in the summer- some really will! We look forward to visiting again next year.’