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Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives, Cornwall

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Type: Gallery

Overlooking Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives displays the best of international modern and contemporary art...
It was opened in 1993 to celebrate the modernist legacy of the town’s international artists’ colony. The gallery offers a lively programme that embraces the best of international modern and contemporary art, presenting temporary exhibitions, special commissions and works from the Tate Collection.

Tate St Ives also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, which gives a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important 20th century sculptors.

Programme overview:

International Exchanges: Modern Art and St Ives 1915–1965
Tate St Ives: Exhibition
17 May – 28 September 2014

Free guided tours are given daily at 11.30 and 14.30 at Tate St Ives and 13.00 at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden (Free with admission)Visit the Gallery's own website for their programme of talks and special events.

From Autumn 2013, Tate St Ives begins a major three year expansion programme – Tate St Ives Phase 2 – which will see the gallery space double, new learning spaces and improved visitor facilities. Phase 2 is scheduled for completion in 2016. However, due to initial building works, Tate St Ives will close from 27 January to 16 May 2014. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden remains open during this time, and will also open on Mondays throughout the closure period.

Contact Details

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
TR26 1TG

Tel: +44 01736 796226

Fax: +44 01736 793794

Ticket Information

Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Barbara Hepworth Museum£4.40
Barbara Hepworth Museum only£6.60
Joint Site Admission£6.60
Joint Site Admission£11.00
Tate St Ives only£4.95
Tate St Ives Only£7.70

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Opening Times

Open All Year

* Tate St Ives (12–31 October) Open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays)
1 November – 26 January Open Tuesday – Sunday (closed Mondays)
Christmas and New Year
24–26 December closed
27–31 December open 10.00–16.20
1 January 11.00–17.20
Tate St Ives Temporary Closure: 27 January – 16 May 2014


Venue Facilities

  • Groups Accepted - Essential to prebook.None

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre


  • All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
  • Facilities for Visually Impaired Visitors - Gloves available for touching sculptures on display.
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access
  • Toilets for Disabled Visitors


  • On-Site café/restaurant - Views over the old town of St Ives and Porthmeor Beach. Licensed restaurant serving hot and cold meals, seating c capacity 60. Snacks also available.

Payment Methods

  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Max group size - 30
  • Min group size - 10
  • Visa accepted

Establishment Features

  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given)
  • Toilets

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • German spoken

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups

Road Directions

Nearest major road is A30. M5 to Exeter and A30 to Penzance and St Ives.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest station is St Ives station. Exit station and continue uphill, turning right at the top to get into the town centre.