Quingo Accessible Attractions: Tate Liverpool

Quingo Scooters are always encouraging users to get out and about to visit interesting or unusual places on their mobility scooters, especially places that you didn’t think were accessible enough. Over our series of blog posts we’ve been sharing with you some extremely accessible attractions to explore on your mobility scooter.

Today we’re heading to Merseyside to explore Liverpool’s Tate art gallery and museum.


Tate Liverpool

Located on the waterfront of Albert Dock, Tate Liverpool is part of Tate, which comprises of Tate St Ives in Cornwall, Tate Britain and Tate Modern in London. The art gallery and museum specialises in British and international modern and contemporary art. This includes British art from the year 1500 to the present day, along with international pieces. Hosting a programme of temporary exhibitions, Tate Liverpool was the largest gallery of modern and contemporary art in the UK outside London until 2003.

Opening in 1988, the gallery is housed in a converted warehouse within Albert Dock. The original conversion was done by James Stirling, but the building was given a major refurbishment in 1998 to create additional gallery space. Now, the foyer has an updated appearance and better proportions, as well as being even more accessible than before.

What’s on?

There are a number of exhibitions, films, performances, tours, talks and events happening at the Tate Liverpool all year round, which change frequently. Here are some current highlights that are not to be missed:

  • Tracey Emin and William Blake in Focus – This free exhibition runs until September 2017, and compares important works from the Tate collection, demonstrating a shared concern with birth, death and spirituality in both artists’ work.
  • Daily Talks – Join one of Tate Liverpool’s experienced guides on a themes journey through the galleries. This is the perfect place to start if it’s your first time at the gallery. This talk runs daily at 1pm.
  • Clore Learning Centre – This is a chance to play in the cubes, build dens and change the atmosphere of the room by experimenting with colour, images and objects on the projectors. Perfect for the whole family, this exhibit will run until the 5th March 2017.



Tate Liverpool is very accessible for mobility scooters. However, it is located within the Albert Dock Complex, which includes cobbles and York stone paving, so be sure to take extra care on this bit. There is level access to the gallery, with two automatic side doors to the entrance which are push pad operated.

On arrival, there is level access to the information desk. There are accessible toilets on the ground floor, where drop down rails are available if required. There are two lifts located opposite the main entrance, providing access to all levels in the gallery. There is also a café located inside Tate Liverpool which is fully accessible. More information on accessibility can be found on the Tate Liverpool website.

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