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Turner Contemporary

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Pleasant but small

Free entrance was welcoming as were the helpful staff. On day of visit there was a small display... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
BigAlNorthampton
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England, United Kingdom
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Impromptu visit whilst in town

I made an impromptu visit here whilst in town. Great that the gallery is free to enter. I was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
natters14
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London, 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 5 days ago 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
Thank BigAlNorthampton
TCMargate, General Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank mjr2602
TCMargate, Visitor Experience Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 2 weeks ago

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!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I made an impromptu visit here whilst in town. Great that the gallery is free to enter. I was greeted by one of the volunteers who was really helpful, welcoming and friendly. I walked around the exhibits and gift shop and had a nice visit....More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank natters14
TCMargate, General Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We really appreciate hearing from our first time visitors. We show three major exhibitions a year so do come back and see us again!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OK this is my third visit & I have tried really hard to like it however I make no apologies for thinking modern art looks like nursery school kids painted it. And why is there no Turner at the Turner? The best bit is the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Celestine65
TCMargate, General Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We're very pleased to read feedback like yours, because it shows us how a lot of people feel about contemporary art, and our venue. We'll keep working hard to make what we do as accessible to a wide audience. Turner was a pioneering, and controversial...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Some great exhibitions here ive been many a time. Its was the 1st time is saw Emins bed which was wonderful. Its a unusual building but has a great coffee shop

Date of experience: November 2018
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TCMargate, General Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your review! We love to hear positive feedback from our first time visitors. We show three major exhibitions a year so do come back and see us again!

Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

This was my second visit to the Turner Contemporary the last one being approximately two years ago. The venue is conveniently located near the Harbour Arm and numerous eateries and bars. The building is relatively modern and offers a bright exhibition space with superb views...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TCMargate, General Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience with us, we welcome feedback from our visitors and your comments are extremely useful in helping us to improve our visitor experience. We are delighted to have been selected to host one of...More

Reviewed 30 October 2018

Popped in here on a rainy afternoon. The exhibits were well presented and interesting, even to our uneducated eyes. Café and shop also on site.

Date of experience: October 2018
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TCMargate, General Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for your review. We are delighted to hear you had a positive experience with us, do come back and see us again soon!

Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

Brings people to the area which is always a good thing for Margate. I still personally believe that the money for this gallery could have been better spent on something else such as rebuilding the old pier or a sealife centre. You can see everything...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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TCMargate, General Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for your comments. Our building has divided opinion since it opened - some seem to love it, and some are less keen, but we're always eager to hear opinions! Turner Contemporary is widely recognised as one of the most successful galleries in the...More

Reviewed 27 October 2018

I had heard mixed reviews of the Turner Gallery, in particular from the Head of Fine Art of an auction house so I decided to go and see for myself the art on display as I was travelling to Dover. This is a nice modern...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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TCMargate, General Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments with us, we welcome feedback from our visitors and your comments are extremely useful in helping us to improve our visitor experience. Turner was a pioneering, and controversial artist of his time. He challenged contemporary...More

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Response from TCMargate | 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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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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