JMW Turner has long had a strong association with Margate. He was a regular visitor to the seaside town — claiming the landscape and the skies were “the loveliest in all Europe” and influencing a number of his works. Turner Contemporary, situated on the same site where Turner stayed when he visited the town, celebrates this artistic heritage with a fascinating rolling programme of temporary exhibitions and events. Despite only opening on 2011, the gallery has already made a name for itself as one of the UK’s leading modern art spaces.
Turner Contemporary, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG +44 (0) 1843 233 000