"When Tate first opened its doors to the public in 1897 it had just one site, displaying a small collection of British artworks. Today we have four major sites and the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art, which includes nearly 70,000 artworks."
- Tate Liverpool is located in the Albert Dock complex, which includes period features such as cobbles and original Yorkstone paving. There are no steep gradients on approaches to Tate Liverpool. There is level access to the gallery. The main revolving doors are operated manually. The two side doors open automatically and are push pad operated. The doors are single width. Lifts There are two standard passenger lifts located opposite the main entrance. The right hand lift provides access to all levels; the left hand lift provides access to the ground, first, second and fourth floor. Five wheelchairs are available to borrow during your gallery visit. You can book one in advance or ask a member of staff for one on your arrival.
- Limited pay and display parking is available near to Tate Liverpool inside the Albert Dock Gates near The Pump House public house (100 metres distance) and outside the Britannia Pavilion (100 metres distance). A Q-Park Liverpool ONE, with 2,000 underground spaces: 35 Strand Street, Liverpool L1 8LT. Visitors to Tate Liverpool can park at Q Park and receive a 30% discount on parking for up to 24 hours. Ask for a voucher from a member of staff when visiting the gallery. The basement, ground, first, second and fourth floors are accessible to the public. There are over 15 steps between floors The steps are clearly marked The lighting level is bright There are handrails on both sides There is a landing on each floor
- Accessible Toilets avaliable aswell as a Changing Places Toilet
- Tate Liverpool welcomes guide dogs and hearing dogs.
- Visitors with a disability pay a concessionary rate, and carers' entrance is free. Details are available on each special exhibition page.
- Large print Tate Liverpool provides a range of interpretative material including information panels, labels and leaflets. All artwork labels are available in large print at the entrance to each exhibition or display Exhibition booklets are also available in large print. Please ask a member of staff Light-weight, high-definition magnifiers are available in our gallery spaces, as well as cerium overlays in a variety of colours. Please ask a member of staff Visual description Find out whether an event at Tate Liverpool has visual description in the What's On pages.
- The following areas of Tate Liverpool are fitted with a hearing loop: Foyer Group reception room Auditorium A range of portable loop systems are available for use in meeting and event spaces which can be used by visitors with or without hearing aids. Find out whether an event at Tate Liverpool has a hearing loop in the What's On Pages BSL talks Find out whether an event at Tate Liverpool offers BSL interpretation in the What's On Pages.
- An accessible guide to the gallery is available from the front desk and is also available to download from our website. Ear defenders can be borrowed from the front desk We can provide a quiet space, please ask a member of staff We also offer Quiet Hour, between 10.00–11.00 on the first Saturday of every month, to ensure that our gallery is more comfortable and accessible for our visitors with additional needs. Our programme for community groups offers a range of activities that can be tailor-made to suit the requirements of particular groups, such as visitors with learning disabilities.