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Brighton, United Kingdom

How long are the queues on a weekday to get in without a pre booked slot? How busy might it be say on a Wednesday at 11.30 am

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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We went on a Saturday in the rain and just walked straight in so I wouldn't have thought there would be a problem during the week at all with queues

over a year ago
Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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Hi. I haven't ever had to queue for an exhibition here, especially mid week. But if the exhibition is newly opened it might be a different case. You could check by looking at the booking site to see whether there are generally plenty of times available on the day itself and the days surrounding your planned visit

over a year ago
Los Gatos, California
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I have rarely waited to visit exhibitions at the Tate Britain.

over a year ago
East Sussex, United Kingdom
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Wouldn't expect there to be any queue at that time!

over a year ago
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it was quiet long queue, but if you visit only main exhebition it's not only free entrance, nearly no queue

over a year ago
Brighton, United Kingdom
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thanks everyone.

over a year ago
Littlehampton, United Kingdom
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I wouldn't let the thought of having timed tickets put you off, quite the reverse in fact. The queues aren't too long and the timed visiting means that you have time to take it all in.

over a year ago
Epsom
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We pre-booked for the Hockney exhibition (at 12.30) but there didn't seem to be a long queue for people who had not.

over a year ago
Bs As
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Tate Britain has a free admission, so there are no long queues , if there`s a special exhibition that you have to pay , the queues are not long and it`s easy to get in.

over a year ago
London, United Kingdom
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The long wait (5 hours) was just for the Hockney exhibition. Otherwise you can just go in any old time

over a year ago
London, United Kingdom
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My husband went last week and the wait time for unbooked visitors was 5 hours

over a year ago
Burntwood
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We went over the Christmas Period and there was an special exhibition on, which we didn't go into see due to lack of time. However, i did not see any queues for any of the rooms or exhibitions places.

over a year ago
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Normally, the queues are fine but with the paying Hockney exhibition, I was advised to prebook. When I prebooked, the only slots available were 4pm & 4.30pm

over a year ago
Derby, United Kingdom
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For a special exhibition it will depend upon its popularity. I have never been to any special exhibitions but have walked past them and never seen any queues. The main galleries are free and there is never a queue there unless there is a security check of some sort.

over a year ago
Halifax, Canada
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Hi..I did not have a problem with lineups for the main gallery.

There was a short lineup for the special 'pay for view' exhibit, also more crowded in that exhibit.

I think it depends on the particular exhibit featured at the time you will be going. If it is highly sought after, the lineup will be there and prepurchased tickets may be necessary.

over a year ago
Clearwater, Florida
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I've never waited in a queue to get in the museum. Special exhibits are another story.

over a year ago
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