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Turner Contemporary

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Spacious gallery with surprises

Entering the gallery I was immediately struck by how open plan it was and that there were exhibits... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
vivre60
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London, United Kingdom
Lovely brass exhibition in the main gallery

Superb Flattened Brass instrument exhibition in the main gallery. Really interesting as one of our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
cazmo71
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
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Turner Contemporary is a pioneering visual arts organisation using our namesake’s spirit of radical enquiry to activate art and people, in our galleries and beyond. Located in an elegant purpose-built gallery, designed by David Chipperfield...more
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Loved every minute we had in the Turner contemporary art centre. Inside is a picture of the sea that is outside how cool. Lots of strange things too a room of penguins, statues in the sea and beach. Monkeys and sculptures. I didn't like everything,...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Entering the gallery I was immediately struck by how open plan it was and that there were exhibits which were not in cases but displayed openly. There were a number of tv monitors with interesting film footage about the artist or surprising films made by...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb Flattened Brass instrument exhibition in the main gallery. Really interesting as one of our group plays in an orchestra. The upstairs gallery had a few interesting and different exhibits which were rather odd, but nevertheless interesting. Well worth a visit if you are in...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TurnerContemporary, Visitor Experience Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit to the gallery, we really appreciate our visitors taking the time to tell us about their experiences. The main galleries are currently closed while we install our next exhibition 'A place that exists only in...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Small gallery with a variety of exhibitions running at the moment. I was particularly taken with the Anthony Gormley statue outside the gallery which is only fully seen at low tide. Friendly staff, clean loos, café on site.

Date of experience: January 2019
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TurnerContemporary, Visitor Experience Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Thank you for reviewing your visit to the gallery, it's great to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and got the chance to see the Antony Gormley sculpture. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Open on 27th December, great. Really busy but sufficient room for everyone. Three excellent exhibitions. The flattened instruments were great and thought provoking. The video installation was charming. The paintings were interesting, some I would definitely give wall space to. The gift shop was one...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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TurnerContemporary, Visitor Experience Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your five star review! We love to hear what our visitors enjoyed at the gallery so thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience with us. Do come back and see us again! Details of upcoming exhibitions, events...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Helpful staff both in the gallery and tourist information next door but parking either expensive or at a distance.More

Date of experience: December 2018
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TurnerContemporary, Visitor Experience Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for taking the time to review you trip to the gallery. We love to hear from our visitors and your feedback is really helpful in improving the visitor experience. At this time the gallery does not have any public parking, the Parkopedia website is...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We pop down often to see what's new. The gallery makes great use of its seaside location with huge views available when not looking at the art installations themselves.More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TurnerContemporary, Visitor Experience Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your five star review! It's great to hear that you enjoy visiting the gallery again and again! Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience with us. Do come back and see us again soon! Our next exhibition...More

Reviewed 10 December 2018 via mobile

Free entrance was welcoming as were the helpful staff. On day of visit there was a small display for sale of goods by local artists. Upstairs for the main gallery with an interesting 2 room display ( no Turners on this occasion ). Pleasant cafe...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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TCMargate, General Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 13 December 2018

Thank you for your review! We love to hear from our first time visitors. Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience. We have three major exhibitions a year so do come back and see us again!

Reviewed 25 November 2018

Recently ate here. The staff were polite, attentive, efficient and the drinks and food were great... Eat here..

Date of experience: November 2018
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TCMargate, Visitor Experience Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts, we're pleased to know that you enjoyed your visit to the cafe. We hope to see you back again soon!

Reviewed 25 November 2018 via mobile

This is one of the best exhibitions to have hit the Turner Contemporary since its opening. It is a survey of the art of Patrick Heron (1920-1999) who was not only one of the most important British artists of the latter half of the twentieth...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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TCMargate, Visitor Experience Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 26 November 2018

Thank you so much for your detailed overview of the Patrick Heron exhibition currently showing at Turner Contemporary. We are so pleased to hear that this is you favourite exhibition at the gallery to date and hope to see you back again in the future!

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Response from TurnerContemporary | Property representative |
Our winter opening hours are Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.00 and we are also open on Bank Holidays 10.00 - 17.00. Thank you for your enquiry! Our autumn exhibition of Akram Zaatari and Patrick Heron opens Friday 19th... More
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Yes there are lockers just past reception near the toilets.
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Response from TurnerContemporary | Property representative |
Hello, Thanks for getting in touch! Depending on the day, our visitors generally spend 1-2 hours with us. Do have a look at our website for upcoming events and workshops, or give us a call and a member of the team will... More
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