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Disabled Access at the Tate Modern museum

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The Tate Modern has a large collection of modern, abstract, surreal, and pop art. It’s located on the south side of the river across from St. Paul’s Cathedral. If you’re a fan of modern art you should visit, otherwise spend more time at the National Gallery. There are step-free entrances on the east and north (river) sides of the building.

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Is there an accessible entrance? Yes, There is a wheelchair ramp at the main entrance which is located west of building on Holland Street. The other entrance is also wheelchair accessible and is facing the river on the east side of the building near the café.

Is the door push/pull, revolving, automated by a button, or motion activated? Motion activated

Where is the closest place that cars/taxis can drop-off people? On Holland  Street, west of the building

What are the nearby tube stations? Southwark

What bus lines pass nearby? Bus 45, 63, 100, 344, 381, RV1

Where is the closest disabled parking? We are currently (9/2009) undergoing major building extension and for the next few months our accessible car park has been moved to the East entrance. We have 9 spaces, and visitors will be escorted into the galleries via the staff entrance.

Are there cobblestones or hills leading to the entrance? No cobblestones or hills

What percentage of the attraction can be viewed without having to go up steps? 100%

Which parts are not accessible? None

Are there loaner wheelchairs? Yes, there are 10 wheelchairs and 2 electric scooters available on request.

Is there an accessible bathroom? Yes
Is the door wide enough for a wheelchair? Yes
Are there grab bars? Yes
Is there a space to position a wheelchair next to the toilet? Yes

Are there guided tours that don’t have to go up stepsYes, at 11.00am, 12.00pm, 2.00pm, 3.00pm

Does advance notice need to be given for…
…handicapped parking? Yes, email or call 020 7887 8888
…opening of an accessible entrance? No
…loaner wheelchairs? Required, email or call 020 7887 8888
…accessible tours? No

Is there a discount for someone with a disability and/or their companion? Free for all

Opening Hours: 10-18:00 daily, Fri-Sat until 22:00
How many hours do most able-bodied tourists spend there on their first visit?  1-3 hrs, 90 min avg

Address: Bankside, London SE1 9TG
Telephone: +44 (0)207 4015120

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