Tate Liverpool

Tate Liverpool
Albert Dock
L3 4BB







0151 702 7400


0151 702 7401

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Tate Liverpool
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Tate Liverpool is one of the largest galleries of modern and contemporary art outside London and is housed in a beautiful converted warehouse in the historic Albert Dock. Part of a family of galleries that include Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London and Tate St Ives in Cornwall, Tate Liverpool is the home of the National Collection of Modern Art in the North. Tate Liverpool displays work selected from the Tate Collection and special exhibitions which bring together artwork loaned from around the world. The exhibitions show modern and contemporary art from 1900 to the present day which includes photography, video and installation as well as painting and sculpture.

There are a wide range of events and family activities which include free introductory tours, exhibition talks and lectures as well as free family events which take place every Sunday afternoon. Tate Shop and Tate Café are open during gallery hours.

All floors are accessible by wheelchair and wheelchairs are available on request.

Venue Type:

Gallery, Artist studio or collective, Archive, Festivals

Opening hours

Mon-Sun (including Bank Holiday Mondays) 10.00 - 17.50

Last admission to special exhibitions is at 17.00

Closed 25-26 Dec and Good Friday

Admission charges

Admission free to Tate Collection
Charges for special exhibitions

No permanent collection. Collection displays from the Tate Collection.

Collection details

Fine Art, Archives, Decorative and Applied Art, Film and Media, Social History, World Cultures, Photography, Music, Performing Arts, Design

Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.

Living Room

  • 1 November 2014 — 9 September 2015 *on now

This display of work from Tate’s collection links the institutional space of the museum to the familiar interior of the home. The works on display allude to the central role of domestic space in our lives and its representation as a subject matter for artists.

Artists featured includeIvor Abrahams;Naum Gabo, Sherrie Levine, Susan Hiller, Nan Goldin, Patrick Caulfield and Gabriel Orozco among others who disrupt and reconfigure the habits and habitats that surround them by exploring themes of the domestic in a gallery setting. The collection was curated as part of the 8th Liverpool Biennial Exhibition, A Needle Walks into a Haystack, which presented artists who disrupt and reconfigure the habits and habitats that surround them by exploring themes of the domestic in a gallery setting.



Gretchen Bender

  • 7 November 2014 — 8 February 2015 *on now

Discover the work of American multimedia artist Gretchen Bender (1951–2004). Gretchen Bender presents the first solo exhibition of the artist’s work in the UK to date and will showcase a selection of her immersive pioneering multimedia installations.

Unseen for 20 years, a major highlight of the exhibition will be a reconstruction of Bender’s seminal video performance Total Recall (1987). A monumental 24-monitor multi-projection screen installation, Total Recall explores the accelerated image-flow of television and exemplifies Bender’s concept of ‘electronic theatre’, in which she aimed to infiltrate the corporate domain of mass media representation by overloading the viewer with information.

Bender’s work in photography, film and installation addresses this relentless stream of information and images which emanates from sources including movies, television, and advertising.


Adult £8.80 (£8 without donation)
Concession £6.60) (£6 without donation)



The Serving Library

  • 7 November 2014 — 8 February 2015 *on now

How do we access, share and preserve information in the modern age? As we increasingly depend on technology, specifically the World Wide Web, and shy away from traditional sources of information, what is to become of the library?

The Serving Library provides an answer to what the library of the future could look like. Using three forms of publication – magazine (Bulletins of the Serving Library, formally Dot Dot Dot), exhibition and public talks programme – to educate, share and discuss information and ideas, The Serving Library offers a new structure for the traditional public library.



print of marilyn monroe by andy warhol

Transmitting Andy Warhol

  • 7 November 2014 — 8 February 2015 *on now

Discover the man who transformed the modern art world. Transmitting Andy Warhol brings together more than 100 artworks from one of the most influential, controversial and notorious artists of the twentieth century. The exhibition provides a new insight into the breadth of Warhol’s artistic processes, his philosophies, as well as the social, political and aesthetic implications of his ground-breaking practice.

It was Warhol’s democratic belief that ‘art should be for everyone’. Transmitting Andy Warhol explores how the artist embraced the mass mediums of his time - publishing, film, music, and broadcast to transmit his ideas and imagery to as many people as possible. In doing so, Warhol radically re-defined access to culture and art, challenging traditional notions of high and low culture, private and mass experience.

The exhibition includes a spectacular presentation of the travelling multi-media spectacle The Exploding Plastic Inevitable (EPI), Warhol’s famed ‘total art’ environment. Used as a framework for a series of performances by the Velvet Underground and Nico, EPI will bring the atmosphere of 1960s New York to the Liverpool Waterfront.


Adult £8.80 (without donation £8)
Concession £6.60 (without donation £6)
Student £5



Cathy Wilkes

  • 6 March — 31 May 2015

The most comprehensive gathering of her works to date, Cathy Wilkes brings together more than a decade of the Turner Prize nominated artist’s consistently lauded practice. Since the late 1990s Cathy Wilkes (b.1966) has made installations and assemblages which combine investigations into sculptural art history often with personal references.

Wilkes’s theatrical installations, which often incorporate paintings, open an investigation into the surreal and uncanny nature of everyday objects removed from context, as well as the communicative potential of art. The significance placed on each aspect of the installations highlights how our understanding of objects can transcend language barriers, offering a subjective experience to each visitor.


Tickets to Leonora Carrington include entry into Cathy Wilkes.
Adult £8.80 (without donation £8)
Concession £6.60 (without donation £6)



Leonora Carrington

  • 6 March — 31 May 2015

Leonora Carrington invites you to discover the fantastical creations of the prolific painter and internationally celebrated member of the surrealist movement, Leonora Carrington (1917-2011).

The exhibition explores Carrington’s diverse creative practice, taking a selection of key paintings made throughout her career as its starting point. A prolific painter, the exhibition explores how Carrington established her distinctive take on surrealism. Working alongside other key members of the movement, such as Salvador Dali and Max Ernst, her paintings, filled with eccentric characters which shift between plant, animal, human, objects and everything in between, will remind visitors unfamiliar with her work of her better known peers.


Adult £8.80 (without donation £8)
Concession £6.60 (without donation £6)



Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots

  • 30 June — 18 October 2015

Jackson Pollock (1912–1956) is widely considered to be one of the most influential and provocative American artists of the twentieth century.

Jackson Pollock: Blind Spots brings together the most significant showing of this widely debated body of work in a public institution since 1980. These paintings had a profound impact on the language of contemporary art, with noted art historian Michael Fried commenting that it was while Pollock was making his Black Pourings that he was ‘on the verge of an entirely new and different kind of painting … of virtually limitless potential’.

This exhibition will take visitors on a journey through the artist’s practice, starting with a room featuring a selection of paintings from 1947–49 as an introduction to the innovative directions represented by the Black Pourings period. Exhibiting works from the peak of the artist’s fame juxtaposed with his lesser known work offers the opportunity to appreciate Pollock’s broader ambitions as an artist and better understand the importance of the ‘blind spots’ in his practice.


Adult £11 (without donation £10)
Concession £8.25 (without donation £7.50)