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Tate Gallery St. Ives

Porthmeor Beach | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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A great visit to a really enjoyable gallery.

I had read the recent reviews of the Tate and really did have second thoughts about whether to... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Leicester, United Kingdom

Second visit to Tate first was bad enough but this was truly awful.Need to get it sorted out and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Northampton, United Kingdom
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Tate St Ives will be closed until Friday 31st March 2017. The refurbishment of the existing Tate St Ives building has proved more complex than anticipated. After careful consideration we have decided to continue the building work through the year and we will reopen the refurbished Tate St Ives in March 2017. We will continue work on the new galleries and building over the summer 2017. The fully completed new Tate St Ives, encompassing the existing building and the extension, will open in autumn 2017. The planned exhibition season for summer 2016, The Studio and The Sea will open to the public on Friday 31 March 2017.
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Porthmeor Beach | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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Reviewed yesterday

I had read the recent reviews of the Tate and really did have second thoughts about whether to visit. I was so pleased that we did go!! We arrived in time for a free tour - after paying for an ArtPass - which was great...More

Thank Mr-Poisson
Reviewed yesterday

Second visit to Tate first was bad enough but this was truly awful.Need to get it sorted out and make it somewhere worth visiting most people were complaining about the content

Thank andiwood
Reviewed yesterday

I need to ask are you - the curators! are you putting together exhibitions of acumplished artworks or ideas of process? I understand you want the viewer to question but if you display poorly processed, disfunctional work that doesn't conclude an inspirational or adequate response...More

3  Thank rankingang
Reviewed 2 days ago

Disappointed, what a waste of £60 to get the family in, but glad we made the 600 mile round trip as my local junior school has better art content on the walls and shelves, I am now changing my will not to leave my Hepworth...More

1  Thank CharlesAdams
Reviewed 2 days ago

I was really looking forward to visiting Tate St Ives, but, all in all, I was disappointed. I found the building very confusing, the route through wasn't particularly intuitive, so it was difficult to work out which galleries we had already seen. Display space is...More

Thank small-skiing-mole
Reviewed 2 days ago

Partner was very keen to revisit after many years with me as I had never visited St Ives Tate..and we were both so disappointed...not much there content wise & nothing much to either of our taste sadly..the building, cafe & staff are all lovely but...More

2  Thank T W
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I usually enjoy waking around galleries and museums but I felt £15 for two adults was a big ask for what was in, what is an amazing building . Staff were helpful and friendly but there is simply not much in the building to look...More

1  Thank Andrea C
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful building, warm welcome all great and then modern art! Sorry folks but modern art is not my thing however I'm so pleased I went and the lady in the window gallery who explained what the art meant to her certainly made me think more...More

Thank HorshamLass
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Tate modern and Tate Britain is free except for exhibitions so was a little surprised that Tate st Ives charges an entrance fee. The gallery itself is pretty small and the contents I did not find very interesting but that might be personal choice the...More

2  Thank MLWTJW
Reviewed 4 days ago

I am rarely swayed by poor reviews on TA when it comes to modern art - mainly because I know art is very subjective and not everyone appreciates modern art and so with relative who was a well known artist and took much inspiration from...More

2  Thank Jan W
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