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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.

Gallery announcement

Tate St Ives Project
The Tate St Ives Project will expand, improve and transform the gallery. Construction work on the extension site is due to start during April 2015. Throughout summer, the site will be busy as the new gallery and pavilion begin to take shape.
In the existing gallery building, structural work will be undertaken from early October 2015 for the construction of the new Learning Suite in the Courtyard and Café Terrace. This will involve major demolition and construction works and this work will take place over the winter and spring months. The gallery will temporarily close on Monday 5 October 2015 and reopen for the summer season 2016. The Tate St Ives project will be completed in 2017.

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

Key Features

  • 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.