Exhibition - general information

When will the exhibition be open?

From 12th November 2019 to 3rd 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. Booking is open now for participating schools.

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. At weekends and in the school holidays the artwork will be free to visit, with families warmly welcomed.

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

Where will the artwork be?

The artwork will be situated in the 300 ft long central prestigious Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain.

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, all schools that did not take part are welcome to visit Tate Modern.

For UK School groups we will be offering more free artist-led workshops to attend throughout the year. We will continue to provide artist-devised activities and teachers’ 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 thousands of Year 3 classes featuring in this artwork and all are invited. This means capacity is limited and we can only accommodate those schools with a Steve McQueen Year 3 exhibition booking, which are offered on a first-come-first-served basis for participating schools. You are advised to book early to secure a visit.

It is easy to book using your existing Tate Year 3 website login.

Booking means we can prepare for your visit including providing you with your timings for the day and a copy of the Steve McQueen Year 3 resource which you and your students will use at the gallery.

Schools that do come without a booking will be asked to return on another day once they have booked. We will not be able to accommodate you on the day.

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

For the duration of Steve McQueen Year 3 we will be prioritising visits from the 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 at Tate Britain. You are, however, welcome to book and visit Tate Modern, even if your school did not take part in Steve McQueen Year 3.