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Tate Gallery St. Ives

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As far as I am concerned, Tate St Ives needs to be clear on it's mission and objectives. St Ives is... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
alan t
Somerset, United Kingdom
Beautiful location.

It was a bit disappointing to find scaffolding around the front and also to find that the kitchens... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Wiltshire, 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 1 week ago

As far as I am concerned, Tate St Ives needs to be clear on it's mission and objectives. St Ives is awash with respectable galleries illustrating local talent, the beautiful and atmospheric Cornwall that we love.'..... Tate? A disjointed hotchpotch of style and presentation. This...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Took advantage of a good offer ; enjoyed choirs singing with the amazing sea scape outside and in the reflections around Good short talk about Kit Wood Not sure what to make of the films in current exhibition - need more time to explore x...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful art in a fabulous location and the coffee wasn't bad either. Watching other visitors makes you realise the views are as important as the art.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a bit disappointing to find scaffolding around the front and also to find that the kitchens were not operating and we could only have a drink and cake and not lunch but that is probably due to visiting out of season. We enjoyed...More

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TateStIves, Guest Relations Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments following your recent visit to the gallery. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed to find scaffolding at the entrance and hot food unavailable in the cafe. This year, Tate St Ives was host to...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 3 weeks 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 4 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 4 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.

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August 25, 2018|
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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.