Turner Contemporary


Type:Arts Centre

The Rendezvous, Margate, Kent, CT9 1HG

Tel: +44 01843 233000

Turner Contemporary


Turner Contemporary is a visual arts organisation, based in Margate that celebrates JMW Turner's association with the town and promotes the understanding and enjoyment of historical and contemporary art.

Britain's best known painter, JMW Turner (1775-1851), was a regular visitor to Margate throughout his life. He was drawn to Margate by the unique quality of the light, leading him to remark that "..the skies over Thanet are the loveliest in all Europe."

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Train: Links to London Victoria and Charing Cross to Margate Station. From here it is a short walk along the seafront to the town centre.

By Car: From the M2, A299 follow the signs for Margate town centre and Turner Contemporary

Limited parking available on the Harbour Arm. Alternative parking available at the Morrison’s multi-storey carpark.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station: Margate is 1 miles

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