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Tate St Ives (Shop)

Tate St Ives

Type: Arts & Crafts Shop

Tate St Ives opened in 1993, on a spectacular site overlooking Porthmeor Beach, and has a lively and varied international exhibition programme, with three seasons of exhibitions each year. A selection of works from the St Ives School of Artists (who were seen as being at the forefront of British Modernism) is always on display. The main exhibition shows major figures in British contemporary art, and our regular programme changes ensure that if you visit more than once a year you will see something different every time.

Tate St Ives also manage the Barbara Hepwoth Museum & Sculpture Garden, which gives a remarkable insight into one of the 20th Century's most important sculptors. Sculptors in bronze, stone and wood are on display, with paintings, drawings and archive material. The subtropical garden was an essential part of Hepworth's creative process and she made many of her most famous works there. On her death in 1975 it became a permanent setting to exhibit her works. Since 1980 the Tate has managed both studio and garden.

Tate St Ives is open every day March - October 10.00-17.30, November - February Tue-Sun 10.00-16.30 (Closed every Mon Nov-Feb and 24,25,26 Dec). These may vary so please check before arriving.

Contact Details

Opening Times

1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017


Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Switch accepted
  • Visa accepted

Road Directions

Tate St Ives is located in the town of St Ives, Cornwall. Allow at least 15-20 minutes from the A30. A shuttle bus service runs throughout the year between the Coach/Car Park and Royal Square which is a five minute walk from Tate St Ives.

Public Transport Directions

Park and Ride - A park and ride service operates on the St Erth Branch line at St Erth and Lelant Saltings during peak season. More information from Wessex Trains (0845 6000 880) or National Rail Enquiries (08457 48 49 50).
National Express - There are regular services from Victoria Coach Station, London. Detailed information can be obtained by contacting National Express (0870 580 8080).
Local Bus Services - There are regular bus services into St Ives from most towns in Cornwall. For information contact Traveline on 0870 608 2 608.
Foot - The Gallery is within walking distance of St Ives town centre and Porthmeor beach.
Train - A frequent rail service operates between Paddington and St Ives via Reading, Exeter, Plymouth, Bodmin, Truro, St Erth and Penzance, stopping at most smaller stations en route. A scenic branch line operates from St Erth to St Ives. Detailed information on these services, facilities and fares can be obtained by telephoning the National Rail Enquiry Service (08457 48 49 50).
Air - The nearest airport in in Newquay.