Turner Contemporary, by David Chipperfield 2011

This is the new Turner Contemporary – an art gallery designed by David Chipperfield in Margate, Kent. It’s named after the artist Turner and points due North with the building sitting on the site of where Turner used to paint. He was a great admirer of the northern light – and along with Tracey Emin is considered one of Margates local treasures. Lovely Georgian architecture in the town too.

View from the train station.

The front – the circular piece in the main window is part of the exhibition.

Included in the opening exhibtion are the following sketches and model mark ups that Chipperfield did during the design of the gallery. Perhaps more interesting that the art on display.

How to visit

Turner Contemporary
Kent CT9 1HG

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From London by train:

High speed trains from London St Pancras and Stratford International run every hour and take just 90 minutes.

Mainline trains also operate from London Victoria, Cannon Street, Charing Cross and London Bridge, which take a little longer. Victoria offers a frequent service with trains running approximately every half hour.