Turner Contemporary

Verified Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG Location

Turner Contemporary is an art gallery located in Margate, England. Situated on Rendezvous Street, Margate CT9 1HG, this gallery offers a variety of artistic experiences, serving as an events venue, museum, tourist attraction, and wedding venue. With its modern architecture and stunning stained glass windows, Turner Contemporary showcases contemporary art that captivates visitors of all ages. The gallery also features a special room dedicated to children's drawings and crafts, making it a perfect destination for families. Visitors have praised the exhibition and the abundance of attractions to explore in Margate. Whether you visit on a weekday or weekend, the wait times are generally short with no reservation required. Turner Contemporary is a must-visit destination for art enthusiasts and families alike.

📍 Location

ℹ️ About

Name Turner Contemporary
City Margate
Website http://www.turnercontemporary.org/
Phone +44 1843 233000

🙋‍♂️ Frequently asked questions about Turner Contemporary

What is the contact phone number for the Art gallery?

The contact phone number for Turner Contemporary is +44 1843 233000

What are today's opening hours?

Today Saturday, the opening hours for Turner Contemporary are 10 am–5 pm and it is currently closed. Here are the opening hours for the entire week.

What is the street where Turner Contemporary is located?

This Art gallery is located at Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG.

What services does this Art gallery offer?

Art gallery, Events Venue, Museum, Tourist attraction, Wedding venue

Is it open on Saturdays?

It's opened on Saturdays from 10 am–5 pm.

Is it open on Sundays?

It's opened on Sundays from 10 am–5 pm.

🕓 Opening Hours

Today, Saturday, April 13, 2024, the opening hours for the Art gallery are 10 am–5 pm

Monday Closed
Tuesday 10 am–5 pm
Wednesday 10 am–5 pm
Thursday 10 am–5 pm
Friday 10 am–5 pm
Saturday 10 am–5 pm
Sunday 10 am–5 pm

👍👎 Reviews

79 users have reviewed Turner Contemporary. You can write a review about this pharmacy using this form.

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I thought the space was great. I didn't like the exhibition of Beatriz Milhazes. Obviously, it is other peoples likes or dislikes that makes art so interesting and challenging. I was reminded of covering my books for school in the late 70's with wrapping paper and doodles of dots!The council need to collect the seaweed for compost as the stench was appalling. An all round sensory experience.

Vic Allen

8 months ago


Visited on Weekend Reservation recommended Yes …More

Carmel Davis

8 months ago


Visited on Weekday Wait time 10–30 min Reservation recommended No …More

Dave

8 months ago


Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait …More

B

8 months ago


Average art but lovely building with amazing gift shop!

Alex

8 months ago


Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No …More

Wai

8 months ago


The Wes is strong with this one

Richard Hakes

8 months ago


Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No …More

Jim Summerfield

8 months ago


The building of modern architecture on the seashore, beautiful stained glass windows, contemporary art. I liked the room for children and adults with drawings and crafts. It's a very beautiful house at the seashore, modern art place.

Наталья Зотимова

8 months ago


Very nice exhibition and a lot to see in Margate.Unfortunately, we missed low tide and the possibility to spot Antony Gormley’s Another Place.We’ll have to come back some day.

Sebastian Wolf

9 months ago


Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No …More

Anna Olesinska

9 months ago


Amazing venue but poor curation. Such a nice space, but exhibitions aren’t really ever great. Also really nice to see you’re running workshops with kids but perhaps this could be done in a different room and use that gallery space for another exhibition.

Steven

9 months ago


Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure …More

Bridget Anderson

9 months ago


Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No …More

Raven Barnes

9 months ago


Visited on Weekday Reservation recommended No …More

Kathy Carter

9 months ago


Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes …More

Ruth Geldard

8 months ago


lovely to visit, suitable for all the family (kids area aswell).

Matt Jackson

8 months ago


Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure …More

Giz Mocat

8 months ago


I've been to the Turner Contemporary many times, often with my daughter. It's always been a wonderful artistic experience. The penultimate visit included a crazy animated silver alien that seemed to track you as you walked around the room with its neck and eyes.This time a brilliant show of the work of Beatriz Milhazes, a Brazilian artist. The works take over five galleries, and given space, they shine.I'm never disappointed when I visit. Free, but worth donating, or buying from the shop. Great rebooted cafe as well.

Patrick McDougall

8 months ago


Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No …More

Ian Marshall

8 months ago


Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No …More

Аnatolii Shkinder

8 months ago


The Turner Contemporary Gallery is a lovely place to visit. The staff were helpful and friendly. The environment was chilled and relaxing. It's worth a visit. Three of my favourite pieces viewed.

Brenzini M

7 months ago


A special evening visit to enjoy a candlelit musical performance in the gallery. Super event followed by a stunning sunset. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Donna Skov

7 months ago


Always good place to visitStriking views from the entrance hall, excellent facilities and great exhibitions.Beatriz Milhazes artwork is spectacular and we’ll worth seeing. A Brazilian artist well known for her very colourful large scale abstract canvases of energy, playfulness and colour.I have visited twice and not been disappointed. Oh and of course the Turner Contemporary is free to enter so do buy something from the excellent shop or make a donation if possible.Make a day of it in Margate!

malcolm dixon

7 months ago


Beautiful exibitions. Wonderful cafe with plenty of delicious pastries and cakes! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Kyri Martin (Autum Raine)

7 months ago


Small modern art exhibition space. Appreciable free admission, but not worth the trip if not already in the area. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Fabrizio Sala

7 months ago


The children section is a 4* Lots of interesting books, activities, art making and interesting exhibit of recycling rubbish from the beach into art. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Corl

7 months ago


Great gallery.

Bill Blake

7 months ago


Great exhibition space. The paintings were well worth seeing. The gallery is clean and the staff friendly and knowledgeable. Great cafe with inside and outside seating. Fabulous way to spend a couple of hours and the gallery is free Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Christine Finegan

7 months ago


Great exhibition space for large pieces. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Kevin Dyke

7 months ago


Great spot and space to see current artworks. We saw exhibition from Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhazes 2023. Has a cafe and large car park. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Graham Hart

7 months ago


Interesting Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Tommasina Cicatelli

7 months ago


Good place with a very modern designed building.

Noaman Saeed

7 months ago


A great evening, excellent quartet and well described. Bought as a gift for my mums birthday, she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Just a shame, someone took ill about quarter of an hour before the end, this ruined the atmosphere and ambience, however the quartet managed to play the last 2 exerts in the foyer. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Yes … More

Tamar Briggs

7 months ago


What a unique and distinctive space , with a fabulous collection and beautiful architecture, the cafe and kids room are amazing - worth a visit ! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Aaron Horn

7 months ago


First time I have visited the Turner, and they were showing artwork by a Brazilian artist Beatriz Milhaves, I loved this collection they were so bright and colorful made me smile. Will visit again. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Trudie Mount

7 months ago


Nice art Visited on Weekend … More

Steven Cron

7 months ago


Always love the different exhibitions at this gallery. Light and airy. There is a room for children to play and do arty things and a shop & cafe. Right near the beach. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Jeannie Keohane

7 months ago


Interesting building and very airy. Current exhibition is modern Brazilian art. If modern art isn't your thing don't go. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Kate Benton

7 months ago


Interesting building, with an exhibition of modern Brazilian art. Thought provoking. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Barry Benton

7 months ago


Wonderfully food. We had the orange almond and ginger cake, two types of quiches. Highly recommend. We will certainly be back. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

carrie palmer

7 months ago


Very helpful

Sophie Lea gerrard

7 months ago


Great place worth a visit Visited on Public holiday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Kevin Thomson

7 months ago


Nice and clean. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Phillip Faulkner

7 months ago


The place to go to for art lovers, last chance to see Beatriz Milhazes exhibition which ends on the 10 of September 2023. It is a squeaky clean venue, well organised, cheerful and cultural. Make sure to have a word with the available staff, they have a wealth of information on everything arty. Only reason for the 4 not 5 stars is the limited amount of exhibits. Suggestion, give a permanent space for local artists, you won’t regret it.

Khalid Abdalla

7 months ago


Nice that there's always something different. Free WiFi and free entry too. The cafe has nice views Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Howard Coan

7 months ago


A lovely modern building in an otherwise run down town Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Gill Sultan

7 months ago


Great position overlooking the sea. Interesting exhibiting space with a diverse range of shows around the year. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Paul Jarvis

7 months ago


Great staff. Lots of information. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Beth Bowden

7 months ago


Today we visited the turner contemporary at Margate and our car broke down. To add to our misery our phone battery was going flat. But Karen from the turners shop was amazing help with phone charging and even googled diagnostic for the car. Bravo Karen, you are a star and the collection at turners is an interesting visit.

maureen hurley

6 months ago


Refreshing to see an art museum in the area. Very interesting art exhibitions. I recommend ???? Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

Epiphanie L

6 months ago


Cutting edge exhibitions in an iconic building overlooking the sea with friendly people running it Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Jeremy Martin

3 months ago


Fantastic space full of beautiful art. Staff are friendly and thoughtful, they held the door open for me with my pram without me asking. The art space on the second floor is great for babies - toddler and young children! It’s my go to whenever I’m in Margate, it’s free and the view is great, there are books and toys for the children to play with. The baby changing facilities are the best, I’ve used a lot and these are spacious, designed for parents and babies, there are 2 and clean. The food in the cafe is great, the view is sensational and there is always a great gluten free cake option if they’re not already gone! Looking forward to our next visit.

Rachael Lyons

4 months ago


No entrance fee.Changing exhibitions by modern and classical artists.Children's art workshop.Donations are welcome.

Claudia Jacob

4 months ago


Great building. Nice spaces. Accessible. Free! Interesting. Not challenging except;Bit over the top ramming queer theory at you.Immersive, interactive exhibition with music & film. Noticeable repetition/ overlap between the 2 spaces upstairs.Great children / young peoples space where you're encouraged to hang outThere were about 4 small

Gita Dodge

4 months ago


Nice building, staff were friendly, art was interesting to say the least. Immersive audio visual elements that bordered on the creepy. Must visit if you're in Margate. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Leon Reason

4 months ago


Just had a drink today. The servers are friendly and efficient, a great place to meet friends for a catch up. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Jane Reynolds

4 months ago


Engaging. Brief. Perfectly digestible modern art experience in stunning location. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Claire Wilkin

4 months ago


Interesting place to visit in many ways. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Michael Robinson

4 months ago


The cafe has some wonderful treats Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Chris Brown

4 months ago


A go to for a wander around. Nice cafe and location on the water. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait … More

Citywealthmag

4 months ago


The exhibition there at the moment is not my taste but I am sure some people would like it . Cafe there but we did not use it

Polly Goodman

4 months ago


Fantastic art gallery for all age group. One of Michael Craig Martin's work is installed in the shop. Tracy Emin's print is available to buy. Definitely worth visiting. Visited on Weekend Wait time 30–60 min … More

PA Jos

5 months ago


Interesting pieces of art! Love that the gallery faces the ocean as well—upper floor is great for taking pictures. Best of all is that it’s free. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Leung

1 months ago


Home to exhibitions of contemporary artists. I love that there is a room dedicated to children where they can move and "make art" with modular structures. Free entry Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Grazia Ceccherini

1 months ago


Good Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Callum James Hagan

1 months ago


Art is a matter of opinion. Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Ian Hotham

1 months ago


Nice gallery but a bit out of the way Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Simon Neale

2 months ago


As a relatively new wheelchair user, I have been struggling to find things that I can comfortably do within the confines of my powered chair.Well, the Turner Contemporary has been the best by a clear mile! From the smooth access ramp out the front (no need to call anyone for assistance!), through the completely flat flooring throughout the gallery, and of course, the largest lift I have ever seen- no more awkwardness if a wheelchair and pushchair (or anyone else that needs it) need to use it, everyone will fit!Now for the staff- I was happily greeted upon entering (most places I get ignored or an awkward "hello") which was lovely as it made me feel more human.The exhibition itself was fantastic, but you'll have to go and look for yourself. I mentioned to one of the staff that I wish I could touch the exhibits because they looked like they were made to be touched, but I obviously understand you can't have everyone touching everything, and she said that each room has a tactile bag, each one being different! She went and got it for me and went through it a bit with me, which was fantastic as it made me feel more comfortable and normal. I had no idea these things existed- there's no manual to becoming disabled! So if you are a "need to touch" person like me, you just have to ask for it and they let you borrow it for that room and then you return it to go to the next room and get the next one etc.And, also, the doors are accessible within the gallery, they have lower handles, but the staff offered to open the door for me at each one so it made it just a bit easier for me. Help is there if you need it!Overall, I went to go and see some art so I could feel something, and ended up having a lovely day out, being treated like a regular human, which left me feeling uplifted and inspired.Thankyou to everyone who was a part of it!

Awesome scarlett

2 months ago


A free to enter art gallery on the seafront. It a lovely place, has a nice gifts hop and there are toilets there too. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

D Bear

2 months ago


Recommend.

Steve SILVERWOOD

2 months ago


The current exhibition features an enormous breadth of work by history’s best female abstract artists. Complementing last year’s joyous Beatriz Milhazes exhibition.The galleries are spacious, the staff super friendly and it’s free. Ignore the negative reviews and immerse yourself.

Alison Medd

2 months ago


Lived this exhibition, spacious, airy & interesting exhibits . Worth a visit Visited on Weekend … More

Carol Cooper

2 months ago


My group and myself visited the gallery this afternoon, sadly it was closed. Luckily we were met by the lovely Kass and Sarah who were so friendly and helpful and gave us plenty of ideas of places to visit in Margate. These ladies made our day, fantastic customer service! Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

kieraeloise123

2 months ago


Very cool

Md Ali Latif Imam

2 months ago


Firstly its an art gallery and it can get quite busy. its worth checking what is on before going as the instalations do change as you would expect. Its free to get in and they do ask for a donation. The café is good as well. Visited on Weekend Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Paul Spinks

2 months ago


Great for a small gallery Visited on Weekday Wait time Up to 10 min Reservation recommended Not sure … More

Susan Anette Laing

2 months ago


Bit of a disappointment really.... the building is hardly an inspired design and the installations (some student art, and dull videos) were pointless. The cafe was great though.... Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait … More

Kevin Allen

2 months ago


Great place to step out of the wind .This is a massive space that could be used better for displaying art....the flamingo is also free Visited on Weekday Wait time No wait Reservation recommended No … More

Robert Salisbury

2 months ago

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