Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary is a dynamic visual arts organisation that believes in making art open, relevant and fulfilling for all.

Inspired by JMW Turner’s sense of enquiry, we offer a space for everyone to embrace their curiosity and to discover different ways of seeing, thinking and learning.

We do this by offering a stimulating programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities. This programme enables intriguing connections to be made between art from 1750 to the present day.

On Saturday 16 April 2011 our landmark new gallery, designed by Stirling Prize Winner David Chipperfield Architects, opened. Admission to the gallery is free.

Situated on Margate’s seafront, on the same site where Turner stayed when visiting the town, our gallery is the largest exhibition space in the South East, outside of London.

We are at the forefront of Margate’s exciting revival as Kent’s new cultural heart.

With the help of our funders, community and supporters, we stimulate change and build a warm, vibrant cultural space for everyone.

“Turner Contemporary’s purpose is to stretch the boundaries of current visual arts practice, to make the exhibitions sufficiently varied and to bridge the gap between the historical and contemporary.” Victoria Pomery, Director, Turner Contemporary.

Whether you're an individual, family or group, there are many ways to get involved with Turner Contemporary:

- Visit outstanding exhibitions featuring work by internationally-renowned artists
- Participate in engaging and stimulating events
- Hire our venue space for meetings or a wedding
- Meet with friends and relax in our café
- Browse our shop
- Indulge in stunning sea views and beautiful architecture
- Become a supporter of Turner Contemporary

Free admission
Open Tues to Sun and bank holidays 10am-6pm 
Open until 10pm once a month for Late Night Live.
Closed 24, 25, 26 December


Contact Tel: 01843 233 000Fax: 01843 233 029

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Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015