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Turner Contemporary

The Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG, England
+44 1843 233000
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Waste of time Emperors New clothes @

How anyone can suggest this merits any attention for £17 million pounds is beyond me. It lacks any... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Tony A
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Canterbury
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Excellent Wasteland Exhibition

We visited for the second time to see the Wasteland Exhibition which had been highly recommended in... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
LAW64
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Kent
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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 Architects, the gallery looks out on the very views that JMW Turner immortalised in many of his key works. Turner Contemporary presents a rolling programme of temporary exhibitions, events and learning opportunities which make intriguing links between historic and contemporary art. The gallery offers a space for everyone to discover different ways of seeing, thinking and learning.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average15%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible9%
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The Rendezvous, Margate CT9 1HG, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

How anyone can suggest this merits any attention for £17 million pounds is beyond me. It lacks any value and is just a pretentious waste of time. Don't bother visiting unless you enjoy rubbish on display..●● well someone had to say it..It could be a...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We visited for the second time to see the Wasteland Exhibition which had been highly recommended in the national press. It is fantastic that this gallery and the exhibition are free of charge. There is paid parking next to the gallery at Harbour Arm. We...More

Thank LAW64
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I asked at reception where we could park? I was told "in town"! Not at all helpful for someone who has restricted ability, but didn't have a 'blue badge' in the car. However, I realize that's my fault and not that of the exhibition! After...More

Thank Richard C
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The visit was free and still I felt I had overpaid Wasted journey They were changing the exhibits for the new season so only had 1 on display. 4 sculptures...

Thank Kirsty A
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited on 2 Feb. The website said that this was the first day of a new exhibition so had planned our trip around a visit. Unfortunately this was actually the date of a private viewing so we could not see it. The website really...More

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TCMargate, Guest Relations Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your review, I'm sorry that you arrived expecting the exhibition to be open. We were advertising tickets to the preview evening on the website for the Friday but on the What's On section the exhibition dates are Sat 3 Feb - Mon...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staff need training.in disability awareness and their attitude. Not all disabilities are necessary visible. Due to their rudeness I chose to leave as was not made to feel that art is open to all - shame as my Father with dementia had been quite enjoying...More

Thank Natalie M
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TCMargate, Guest Relations Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us, I am sorry that you did not feel welcome as being warm and welcoming to all is one of our core values. We aim to be as accessible as possible to all visitors,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great show on for the next couple of months celebrating the poet’s Waste Land poetry. Some fantastic pieces in her from Paul Nash, Turner, Heron and Stezacker. Loved the painting of the Goodwin Sands. Brilliant

Thank Emily T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice modern art gallery, free entry and right in the city centre of Margate. With works of many different artists using different tools: from videos to sculpture to drawings... there is also a breathing bag and a statue in the sea! You can see...More

Thank Jenika I
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TCMargate, Guest Relations Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, our current exhibition Journeys with 'The Waste Land' is so varied and it's great that you enjoyed your visit and the diversity of the work on display. We hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice gallery friendly staff welcomed in with my service dog. Sculpture, paintings video, right on the sea front well worth a look round

Thank Iain T
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TCMargate, Guest Relations Manager at Turner Contemporary, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review your visit, It's great to hear that you had an enjoyable experience at the gallery. We look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Turner Contemporary in Margate is set right on Margate bay, perfect viewing for a single Anthony Gormley figure appearing and disappearing with the tide. The modern Chipperfield building has excellent eating facilities and an interesting shop. I am so excited to visit again when...More

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Emily D
10 April 2017|
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Response from TCMargate | Property representative |
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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rhonahorne
12 March 2017|
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Response from TCMargate | Property representative |
Hello, Turner Contemporary is open 10.00 - 17.00 Tuesdays to Sundays, and Bank Holidays. Our main exhibition, Entangled: Threads & Making runs until 7th May. The Ground Floor exhibition, JMW Turner: Liber Studorium runs... More
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Gill C
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No, the gallery has onsite disabled parking (seven spaces), on the piazza at the front of the gallery. There is on-street parking near the gallery (on the Harbour Arm next to the gallery, charges apply), as well as pay and... More
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