© Tate Liverpool , Andrew Dunkley and Mark Heathcote

Tate Liverpool announces temporary closure dates ahead of gallery redevelopment

Image: © Tate Liverpool , Andrew Dunkley and Mark Heathcote

The museum and gallery will close later this year as part of a £25m redevelopment, and is set to reopen in 2025.

Tate Liverpool is to temporarily close later this year ahead of a multi-year gallery redevelopment.

The building on Royal Albert Dock will close on Monday 16 October 2023, and will reopen in 2025.

Last year the art gallery and museum announced it had selected 6a architects to lead the reimagining of the gallery, part of a £25m transformation.

£10m of the project’s funding has been awarded from the Government’s Levelling Up Fund as part of a successful combined £20m bid with National Museums Liverpool for their waterfront projects.

Ahead of the closure period, Tate Liverpool will be extending its exhibition JMW Turner with Lamin Fofana: Dark Waters until 24 September 2023. Its free displays of the national collection of modern and contemporary art will also be extended until 15 October 2023.

A month before its closure, it will also be one of the venues across the city hosting exhibitions for the 12th edition of Liverpool Biennial, open from 10 June to 17 September 2023.

After the building closes for the redevelopment project, Tate Liverpool said it will continue to host events and one-off projects. Its off-site programme is set to be announced in the coming months.

Helen Legg, Director, Tate Liverpool, said: “Since Tate Liverpool opened 35 years ago, the experiences our audiences want to have, and the kind of work artists want to make, have both changed significantly. So now is the time for us to reimagine the gallery for the 21st century and strengthen the connection between art and people.

“It is also important to us that our audiences know they will still be able to engage with Tate Liverpool during the closure period through the high-quality work we deliver within the city’s communities.”