If you have any questions, worries or suggestions about accessibility at the gallery, please do talk to one of our gallery assistants who will be able to help you.
Turner Contemporary is fully accessible for visitors
There is a ramp to the main entrance and café, as well as an internal lift to all upper floor galleries.
Seven disabled parking spaces are available on the piazza at the front of the gallery, as signposted.
We have two wheelchairs available for visitors to use. Do ask a member of staff or call ahead on 01843 223 000 if you require one.
Large print wall text
Exhibition wall text is available in Large Print. Do ask one of our gallery assistants for more information.
Films that accompany the exhibition are subtitled.
Accessibility at Turner Contemporary
We welcome suggestions about improving accessibility at the gallery. Please email your comments to firstname.lastname@example.org, call 01843 233 000, or talk to one of our staff in the gallery.
Turner Contemporary is accessible to all and we look forward to welcoming you. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or call on 01843 233 000
Pay and Display parking is available just opposite the gallery on the harbour arm. Alternative pay and display carparks:
Turner Contemporary is approximately a 15 minute walk along the seafront from Margate train station.
Central Cars has accessible taxis and are contactable at 01843 836 263. Pre-booking is essential.
Main Entrance & Sunley Gallery
Hearing loop facilities are available on the main desk these are clearly indicated. Please speak to a member of staff for assistance.
Benches are available around the Sunley Gallery to allow our visitors to rest and contemplate installations in the space. The space is well lit with exceptional natural light, skylights and spot lights.
There is a lowered section of the welcome desk.
Two wheelchairs are available for visitor use.
There is a low section of the counter.
Some merchandise is located high on shelves. Please ask staff for assistance if required.
Staff ensure enough space is present between merchandising stands to allow the shop to be fully accessible. If there are any issues, all merchandise stands are on wheels and can be moved. Please speak to staff if assistance is required.
Café staff are happy to rearrange tables and chairs for individual needs. The counter is mid-level but all menus are displayed clearly and are visible from a seated position.
Large print menus are available on request.
Unisex accessible toilets are located within the café.
The accessible toilets are located off of the Foyle Room Corridor. Please ask staff for directions.
The door to enter the accessible toilet is 3ft1” wide and 9ft6” high.
As you look at the toilet, mounted hand rails are the left of the toilet. Taps are automatic. No key is required to enter the accessible toilet.
Due to the nature of contemporary art, sometimes work is included that could be distressing or inappropriate for some audiences. Please call 01843 233000 in order to discuss your individual needs.
Large print versions of all wall text is available.
Entrance doors to all gallery spaces are step free and are 8ft3” wide and 9ft6” high.
There are two artistic spaces and our private hire rooms on the ground floor, access is step free.
In some exhibitions video booths are installed. Every effort is made to ensure these are fully accessible. Inside the booths there may be strobe effects, loud noises or darkness. Please call 01843 233 000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any concerns.
Upstairs, we have four artistic spaces: Clore Learning Studio, and the North, South and West Galleries. These are accessible by a large lift. Once on the first floor, the gallery is completely step free.
We host a variety of exhibitions, some including interactive art which may have accessibility or other sensory issues. If you have any concerns about our current exhibition please call 01843 233 000 or email email@example.com.
We have strict evacuation procedures and in the event of an evacuation a member of staff can assist you either to leave the building or to a refuge point.
Assistance dogs are welcome at the Turner Contemporary.
For accommodation, The Sands hotel, located a 5 minute walk from the gallery along the sea front is completely accessible and has wheelchair friendly accommodation available.