Exhibition - general information

When will the exhibition be open?

From 12th November 2019 to 4th May 2020, the class photographs taken as part of the Tate Year 3 Project will be brought together into a single large-scale artwork, Steve McQueen Year 3, in the Duveen Galleries. Schools will be able to book their visits from Tuesday 12th November onwards.

Who can come to the exhibition?

Schools that feature in the artwork will be able to book a special visit to see their class photo and the artwork itself. The artwork will also be open to the general public as a free entry.

Please note that for the duration of Steve McQueen Year 3 at Tate Britain we will be prioritising visits from the 70,000 pupils who feature in the artwork, therefore schools’ visits to Tate Britain will be reserved for participating classes and schools only.

Where will the artwork be?

This large-scale exhibition will be situated in the 300 ft long central prestigious Duveen Galleries, Tate Britain, Millbank, London SW1P 4RG.

How many class photographs are in the artwork?

Over 3,000 photographs will make up this vast artwork with around 70,000 children from every London borough.

Which schools can visit the exhibition?

For the duration of Steve McQueen Year 3 at Tate Britain we will be prioritising visits from the 70,000 pupils who feature in the exhibition, therefore schools’ visits to Tate Britain will be reserved for participating classes and schools only.

My school did not take part. Can I still book?

Due to the scale of the project, we can only welcome schools that have taken part. However, schools that did not take part are welcome to visit the Tate Modern, where we will be offering more artist-led workshops for mainstream and SEND groups to attend throughout the year. We will continue to provide artist-designed activities and resources at Tate Modern to supplement self-guided visits, and offer £5 tickets to our paid exhibitions.

My school did take part and would like to visit. Do I have to book? Can I turn up without a booking?

You do need to book. The scale of this project is unprecedented with over 3,000 classes featuring in this artwork and all are invited. This means we can only accommodate those schools with a Steve McQueen Year 3 exhibition booking.

It is easy to book using your existing Tate Year 3 website login and it means we will be prepared to welcome you, show you the class photograph and accommodate any special needs your class might have.

Schools that do come without a booking will be asked to return on another day once they have booked.

Can we book a school visit to see other paid exhibitions at Tate Britain?

For the duration of Steve McQueen Year 3 at Tate Britain we will be prioritising visits from the 70,000 pupils who feature in the exhibition, therefore school visits to Tate Britain will be reserved for participating classes and schools only.

You will not be able to book school visits to other exhibitions running at the same time in Tate Britain. You are, however, welcome to book and visit the Tate Modern, even if your school did not take part in the Tate Year 3 Project.