A prison, a power station, a dock-side warehouse and a gas works may seem unlikely places to feature in the history of Tate.
However, these improbable locations were to become the sites of Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Tate Liverpool and Tate St Ives.
In the Buildings section of this Archive Journey, you can read about the history of Tate's four galleries from site selection to opening.
The histories are illustrated with material from Tate's Archive including original architects plans and models, photographs of construction work, and correspondence with designers,
donors and royalty.
To begin, select a gallery from the title bar above or images below.