Turner Contemporary

Turner Contemporary, which opened in April 2011 following a £17 million development, is hard to miss if you approach from the railway station, standing as it does at the end of the sandy bay for which the town is famous.

Turner Contemporary has no permanent collection of its own, so will rely on loans and its partnership with Tate for a generous supply of Turners. There will be a minimum of three exhibitions each year, focusing on art from 1750 to the present that has a dialogue with Turner's work and legacy. The gallery promises that there will always be at least one Turner on show at all times. The gallery was nominated for the Art Fund Prize 2012.

Visitor information

There's a café with an outdoor terrace, where sea breezes whet the appetite. It serves breakfast, lunch, teas and early suppers, and offers a takeaway service if you want to take your snack onto the beach. The well-stocked shop sells books, contemporary jewellery and gifts.


Venue details

Turner Contemporary Lifeboat Station, The Rendezvous, Margate Kent CT9 1HG 01843 233 000 www.turnercontemporary.org

Entry details

Free entry to all
Free exhibitions to all

Tue – Sun and Bank Holidays, 10am – 6pm
Closed 25 – 26 Dec

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10% off all shop purchases

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