Tate Liverpool is Britain’s largest modern art gallery outside London. It has a collection of art by international and British artists and hosts a programme of rotating exhibits taken from the gallery’s archives.
What to see at Tate Liverpool
The Tate Liverpool is split between displays of its permanent collection and a programme of temporary exhibitions.
The highlights of the permanent collection are on display in the Constellations exhibit. This display shows the connections between contemporary artists and it includes artwork by LS Lowry, Wassily Kandinsky, Henri Matisse, Georges Braque, Andy Warhol, Lynda Benglis and Max Ernst.
Artworks in the Constellations exhibit include Industrial Landscape (1955) by LS Lowry, Cossacks (1910–1901) by Wassily Kandinsky, Self-Portrait (1986) by Andy Warhol, Quartered Meteor (1969) by Lynda Benglis and Men Shall Know Nothing of This (1923) by Max Ernst.
Like the Tate Modern in London, a large portion of the gallery is set aside for temporary exhibitions. Current and upcoming temporary exhibitions include:
JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana: Dark Waters
This exhibition (until 24 September 2023) features the works of JMW Turner presented with an immersive sound environment created by musician and artist Lamin Fofana. £10.
Ugo Rondinone: Liverpool Mountain
This iconic sculpture is Swiss artist Ugo Rondinone’s first public artwork in the UK. It will stand outside the Tate Liverpool in Mermaid Courtyard until 31 October 2023.
Visiting Tate Liverpool
Tate Liverpool is located at Albert Dock and there are several other attractions nearby including the Merseyside Maritime Museum, the Slavery Museum, the Beatles Story and the Museum of Liverpool, which are all less than a five-minute walk away.
There is no entry fee to visit the permanent displays, although many of the temporary exhibitions have an admission charge. The Tate is open 10am–5.50pm every day.
The gallery is fully wheelchair accessible.
There is a gift shop and cafe inside the Tate complex and there are lots of places to eat and drink nearby.
Most visitors spend 1–2 hours in the museum.