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Tate Modern

Venue Accessibility Profile (last updated: 14 January 2008, 13:04)

Address Details

Name Tate Modern
Address Bankside
Borough Southwark
Town/City London
Post Code SE1 9TG
Within the congestion charging zone? Yes
Access summary Flat level access, ramps or lift to all areas. Wheelchairs, walkers & electric scooters available (please book). Monthly BSL tours. Daily guided tours from guide with induction mic. Acoustiguide for visually impaired visitors. Touch tours. Braille guide. Ticket concessions for disabled people.

Area Map

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Please contact the venue if you require a precise location.

For information on disabled parking in the vicinity of this venue, view this area's Blue Badge parking map.

Further Details

Type of venue Art Gallery
General information Large building, bench seating available throughout. Folding stools available.
CHANGING PLACES accessible adult changing room available on level 1 features: electric hoist, height adjustable changing bench with paper roll, height adjustable wash hand basin, privacy screen, chair for carer.
Venue leaflet available Yes
Accessibility guide available Yes
Accessible meeting room available No
Accessible performance space available Yes

Contact Information

Box Office No. 020 7887 8888
Switchboard/Enquiry Line No 020 7887 8888
Fax 020 7887 8898
Text Phone 020 7401 5228

Getting To

Nearest BR station and approximate distance (metres) London Bridge, Blackfriars
Nearest tube station and approximate distance (metres) Southwark
Bus information 45, 63, 100, 344, 381, RV1


On-site parking availability By special arrangement
Designated disabled bays Yes
Number of disabled bays 9
Off site parking? metered
Best place to drop off passengers by front door
Taxi services Black Cab
Blue Badge icon View the Blue Badge parking map for this area

Main Entrance

Level Access Ramped
Ramp Gradient Steep
Ramp Type Fixed
Steps Highlighted? Yes
Door Type Automatic
Door Opening Other

More Accessible Alternative Entrance

Level Access Yes
Door Type Automatic
Door Opening Other
Further Entrance Notes North entrance also accessible.
Location of alternative entrance West entrance

Access Inside

Number of steps between each floor 20
Are the steps highlighted? Yes
Are there any handrails? Two side
Floors served by lift All floors
Type(s) of lift Public
Location of accessible fire exits and refuges Every level

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair accessible screens/areas All areas

Wheelchair and Scooter Users

Location of storage for wheelchairs/scooters West entrance
Floor surfaces Polished concrete, wooden floorboards.

Limited Mobility

Staff will assist Yes

Facilities for Hearing Impaired

Induction loop available Yes
Infra-red system available Yes
Details of Captioned/Subtitled/Signed screenings Tours, family activities, talks, audio, transcripts.
Details of signed events Yes
Can a member of staff sign? Yes

Services for Visually Impaired

Are audio described tours available? yes
Are touch tours available? yes
Magnifiers available for loan Yes
Torches available for loan Yes
Magnifiers available for loan Yes
Magnifiers available for loan Yes
Miscellaneous information Glass walls levels 1 & 2 have manifestations upon them.

Information Formats

General information Raised plan, touch tours, large print, audio, i-map, tate online, text magnification equipment.
Braille Yes
Large print Yes
Tape Yes

Guide Dogs

Are guide dogs welcome? Yes
Guide dogs can remain with owner Yes
Restrictions No
Information and restrictions relating to guide dogs Water can be provided.


Availability Restaurant: Yes
Bar: Yes
Café: Yes
Location Levels 2, 4 & 7.
Accessibility 2 table service cafes, one espresso counter service.
Can carrying assistance be provided? Yes
Refreshments service offered Table service
Movable seating available? Yes


Location Levels 1, 2 & 4
Wheelchair accessible Yes
Staff will assist Yes
Other details Visually impaired customers may take books down to the Information Room for magnification before deciding to purchase.

Toilets and Phones

Adapted toilets Male:
Unisex: Yes
Location of toilets Every level
Public telephone available Yes
Location of public telephones Levels 1, 2 & 7
Use of private phone available if necessary Yes

Seating, Concessions and Activities

Seating bookable Yes
Reserved seats No
Available concessions All disabled people
Wheelchair users
Senior citizens


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