If you enjoy art galleries, you'll most likely enjoy this. Break up the visit with a visit to the cafe on the top floor. On a nice day, you can eat outside. Nice view from the top.
The building is worth visiting - let alone the exhibition. An exhibition called Aquatopia was on - which was really good - but also which meant the little of the permanent collection was on display. But the location of the museum is wonderful.
Many of the exhibits in the Tate St Ives are unbelievably beautiful, some are quite extra-ordinary and a few are just too weird to understand, but well worth the the entrance fee and the cafe on the roof is rather good as well !
Whilst visiting St Ives once again we thought we'd finally give the Tate a try, unfortunately for us & possibly for the Tate itself we caught the Aquatopia exhibition. Whilst the building is indeed impressive, given its purpose i'd have expected to be enthralled by what was inside not by the much better views to be had looking out from... More
Hmm. Went to see Aquatopia - which I think was just about worth the money, at a push. However, I've seldom encountered a place so baffling in its lack of basic customer service. With three children, the admission can end up costing a lot, and it wasn't clear at all from the prices that children under 17 are, in fact,... More
Firstly I thought the building was stunning and beautifully designed. The views from the cafe and the huge front windows were breathtaking especially on a sunny November day. We had lunch in the cafe of locally caught mackerel and Cornish cider, it was good quality and the staff were polite and helpful. The aquatopia exhibit is interesting, showing you artists... More
I really loved this exhibition - there were all sorts of strange and wonderful paintings, sculpures, models, videos, works of art (for want of a better description) and a film theatre all dedicated to the fanatstic world of the ocean.Paintings by J M W Turner (Sunrise with sea monsters - my favourite painting there) and Lucian Freud, plus many new... More
Interesting and wide range of pictures onshow in the main gallery. Extra. Costto visit the Barbara Hepworth section a bit much
my expectations were probably a little too high, the Aquatopia exhibition was a mixed lot and we left a bit dissapointed (did not visit the Hepworth museum alas); the building is nice and offers great views, but there is very limited parking space in the neighbourhood, so be prepared for a very steep walk down (and up) the hill...
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