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The Turner Contemporary was one of the main reasons for our mini break in Margate. It is a... read more

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Brighton, United Kingdom

We went during Pride so some of the rooms weren’t in use. A great space on the sea front. Just... read more

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“tracey emin”(50 reviews)
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 yesterday via mobile

We wandered in while we were exploring. It's nothing amazing it was worth a ten minute walk round but it's definitely not worth a special visit.

Thank Emma R
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The staff were very friendly and really enjoyed the exhibition on and curation. Lovely cafe as well with sea views and spacious seating inside and out. Definitely worth checking it out.

Thank Ashleigh T
Reviewed 3 days ago

The Turner Contemporary was one of the main reasons for our mini break in Margate. It is a beautiful building, very spacious with fabulous views over the Thanet. The exhibitions were interesting but I was disappointed by the lack of Turner. Only four small animal...More

Thank EllenHills
Reviewed 4 days ago

We went during Pride so some of the rooms weren’t in use. A great space on the sea front. Just didn’t love the current exhibitions.

Thank AlisonHughes
Reviewed 4 days ago

Sarah was an excellent enthusiastic guide who gave us 30 mins of insight into the exhibits. There are 4 tours each day and no minimum number of participants. Well worth a visit.

Thank peterBroadstairs
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited Margate, on a rainy day, primarily to visit the Turner Contemporary. After lunch we visited the GAllery. It has clean open spaces and great views of sea and shipping. We saw the exhibition on Animals in Art. My four year old granddaughter enjoyed...More

Thank Janerat
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As my title suggests this architectural sheet cliff face in cement, glass and steel designed by David Chipper field opened in 2011, is an impressive backdrop to the Anthony Foreman figure who stands mid tide up to his waist in the chilly waters of the...More

Thank Carrie P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great place to go and see some great pieces, we went for the animals and us exhibition which was fab with some added picasso and Warhol that were unexpected too. It's free which is great and all the art is really accessible to all,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited with my wife and sons. The greeter in the foyer was welcoming and the lady who did the 'hands on' artefacts was very friendly. We liked the animals exhibition. The gallery would benefit from some good permanent exhibits to attract visitors. A few decent...More

Thank Charles S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dissaponted that there was no more than one Turner. A bit if an odd exhibition in our opinion. The staff were friendly and helpful.

Thank Joanne B
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Response from SandraMGP | Reviewed this property |
Yes there are lockers just past reception near the toilets.
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Response from TCMargate | 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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Response from TCMargate | Property representative |
Hello, Turner Contemporary is open 10.00 - 17.00 Tuesdays to Sundays, and Bank Holidays. Our main exhibition, Entangled: Threads & Making runs until 7th May. The Ground Floor exhibition, JMW Turner: Liber Studorium runs... More