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Tate Gallery St. Ives

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Address: Porthmeor Beach | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tate St Ives will be closed until Friday 31st March 2017.

The refurbishment...

Tate St Ives will be closed until Friday 31st March 2017.

The refurbishment of the existing Tate St Ives building has proved more complex than anticipated. After careful consideration we have decided to continue the building work through the year and we will reopen the refurbished Tate St Ives in March 2017. We will continue work on the new galleries and building over the summer 2017. The fully completed new Tate St Ives, encompassing the existing building and the extension, will open in autumn 2017. The planned exhibition season for summer 2016, The Studio and The Sea will open to the public on Friday 31 March 2017.

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Not very much here

For the price you pay to just get in, the really isn't much here. The paintings that are here aren't relevant to any genre at all. Nothing in comparison to the other great tates... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

For the price you pay to just get in, the really isn't much here. The paintings that are here aren't relevant to any genre at all. Nothing in comparison to the other great tates unfortunately.

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Thank Rose W
TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the exhibition on display at the time of your visit. For the last eighteen months Tate St Ives has been closed for a period of refurbishment and extension work. The original building will reopen on 31st March 2017 followed by our new extension in autumn 2017.... More 

Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Gallery is currently closed for renovations. * Tip - the parking is horrendous so park up out of town in a side street and walk down hill to gallery and beach. Summer time is a shocker.

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Thank smorgs100
TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Tate St Ives has been closed since October 2015 for a lengthy period of refurbishment and extension work. We will reopen the original building on 31st March 2017 followed by the fully completed new Tate St Ives, encompassing the original building and extension, in autumn 2017. Our opening exhibition, The Studio and The Sea, features... More 

Dursley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Called in this afternoon hoping to get some info on exhibits as gallery closed until end of March. We were obviously an inconvenience to the 2 members of staff who didn't want to interrupt their personal conversation to talk to us!

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Thank Tony H
TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear you found the staff at reception unhelpful. The Visitor Centre should be an accessible information point for all and there is no excuse for unwelcoming behavior. We have a strong programme of customer service training in place for staff and incorporate all comments we receive from visitors. Once again, thank... More 

Windlesham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

This is a fairly small art ballery but full of good and interesting exhibits!! Certainly worth a visit!!!!

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Thank Roger G
TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit. Since 30th September 2015, the gallery has been closed for a lengthy period of refurbishment and extension work. We will reopen the original building on 31st March 2017 followed by our new extension in autumn 2017. This ambitious project will see the gallery almost double in... More 

Redruth, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

I like the art that has been influenced by Cornwall however I was surprised by how pricey it was to get in for the ratio of content inside. The children were bored rigid This ones only for real modern art lovers

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is just one of many Tate experiences that tourist in the UK might enjoy. This Tate is small, but still a fun diversion if you're not a beauty person.

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Thank Janet M
TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I'm pleased to hear you enjoyed your visit to the gallery. Tate St Ives is currently closed for a period of refurbishment and extension work. The original building will reopen on 31st March 2017 followed by our new extension in autumn 2017. This ambitious project will see the gallery almost double in size with... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

On checking the website and realising that the gallery is still closed, we saw these tours advertised. We met our guide at the Barbara Hepworth Museum (booking is recommended, although when we phoned we were told there was plenty of room and just to turn up). We spent a fascinating 90 minutes walking around the town, listening to our knowledgable... More 

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Thank SAE44
TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of our Town Art Tours. The Town Tours are a new venture for us and it's great to receive positive feedback. Throughout summer, they took place every Tuesday at 11.00 and Friday/Saturday at 15.00, but now we're heading into winter - November 1st - they will be Tuesday at 11.00 only. Once again, thank you... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

It may surprise those who work at the tate but not everyone has good access to the internet or iphone or social media. Hence I was not even aware it was closed until March. Personally i think St Ives is vastly overrated so a few signs as you come into town about things would be good. One for example to... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I came to St. Ives Tate Gallery expecting this to be a spaceship... But it was not. Nowhere around the town was it advertised as not being a spaceship so you can imagine my disappointment at it not being a spaceship. The town should have warned me of it's non-spaceship status. Despite the internet being in full swing, I couldn't... More 

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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

Visitor centre is the only bit of tate gallery thats open until spring 2017 due to building works. Very helpful staff and good place to visit alghough the new building will be the perfect extension to the surprisingly large original building. Theres been lots of local support and input towards names and design of the new building. St Ives is... More 

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