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Tate Gallery St. Ives

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
Open today: 10:00 AM - 4:15 PM
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The building is indeed very beautiful after the renewal and everyhing about it ia beaufitul, we... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Seriously Underwhelming

It reminded me of the story of the Emperors New Clothes. Ceiling to floor wallpaper in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Philip A
Lichfield, United Kingdom
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Tate St Ives features work by iconic 20th century artists who lived and worked in the town, including Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, demonstrating the role of St Ives in the story of modern art. This is combined with a new...more
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| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The building is indeed very beautiful after the renewal and everyhing about it ia beaufitul, we have both enjoyed this visit. Theres only one problem.. Where to park?

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

In 1988, the Tate Gallery bought a redundant gas works on the seafront in St Ives and built a new gallery, which opened in 1993, designed by architects Eldred Evans and David Shaw to reflect the form of the former gasworks on the site, with...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a must see for us on any visit to St Ives. Parking is very difficult in St Ives, but as went on a wet Tuesday in November we had no trouble finding a spot in a car park just a minutes walk along...More

Thank OxfordTim
TateStIves, Guest Relations Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Many thanks for your feedback. It's great to hear you had such an enjoyable visit. As you mentioned, combined tickets are available that give entry to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.The tickets give a one day visit to each...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It reminded me of the story of the Emperors New Clothes. Ceiling to floor wallpaper in monochromatic tones masquerading as art. I wasn't expecting old masters but, to be honest, if pictures? have to be explained and are still meaningless then it is not art....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not big but has a nice selection of artists. The best part in my opinion is the Newlyn School. Of course you see sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and paintings by Robert Borlase Smart but they have very good art on loan from the...More

Thank JimVL
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful space to hold the current exhibition of the development and influences of British Abstract Art from the early 20 5th Century. Great works of art from some great artists. Todd cave as well.

Thank Curious41228672550
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Modern clean building. I thought I would educate myself on modern art. Did not like it or understand it. Used the cafe which was ideally located in the roof with stunning views, had a great hot fresh mackerel lunch and service was perfect. Facilities were...More

Thank daylysutton
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’d been wanting to visit for some time, so brought the Chaos Brothers along for holiday compulsory culture! As kids go free (which is a great incentive to get children more exposed to the arts), I chose to pay a little extra for the combined...More

Thank Pascale H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to St Ives then you have to visit the Tate Gallery. Even if you are not particularly interested in art, curiosity will drive you here. If you are interested in the social history, for example what was on the Tate site before...More

Thank Helen J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Much more accessible than its big brother Tate Modern in London. Wonderful spaces some beautiful art Picassos, Patrick Heron, Mandorin, Beautiful sculptures by Barbara Hepworth and many others. I can’t recommend it Tate St Ives enough. If I lived closer I think I’ll be here...More

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Response from TateStIves | Property representative |
Hello No need to pre book. We are open 10.00 to 17.20 (last entry 17.00). Admission tickets available at reception.