Since Turner Contemporary opened in Margate in 2011, something extraordinary has taken place. Come through the doors, and you might encounter a new artwork, be inspired by our current exhibition and get engrossed in an activity, tour or conversation. From our windows, you can observe the skies and light that inspired our namesake, JMW Turner (1775-1851), during his visits to Margate. Our shop collaborates with local artists and makers to create something unique and enhance your experience. Whilst you’re here, relax and enjoy something to eat in our café which sources its menu from Kent based producers and has unrivalled views of the harbour. Connect with us, expand your creative potential and discover new ways of thinking.