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Tate St Ives

Credit: Kirsten Prisk
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
01736 796226
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About Tate St Ives

Discover how St Ives became an art capital of the world, and how a small fishing town became a famous centre of modern art.

Tate St Ives is an iconic gallery showcasing some of the best-loved British artworks of the twentieth century, alongside an ever-changing programme of exhibitions embracing the best of modern and contemporary art. The displays reveal the relationships between artists associated with St Ives, featuring work from the Tate Collection.

The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a 10-minute walk away where you can discover the magical home, workshops, and unique garden of one of the greatest sculptors of the twentieth century.

Our rooftop café has spectacular coastal views across St Ives Bay and our shop offers a unique range of gifts inspired by local landscapes and artists, and a fantastic range of art books.

Did you know?

Entry to Tate St Ives is free when you become a Member, or on purchase of a £5 Locals’ Pass.

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Opening Hours

March - October
Open daily
10.00am to 5.20pm (last admission 5.00pm)

November - February
Tues - Sun
10.00am - 4.20pm (last admission 4.00pm)

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What Visitors Say

"Everything about the Tate St Ives exuded tranquillity whilst stormy Cornish weather raged outside. I found the exhibits highly informative about the history of art in this particular part of South West Cornwall. "
"Fantastic visit to the Tate at St Ives. Great abstract art and very safe too. Delicious food in the cafe with fabulous view of the beach. The gallery is well designed and allows for space and time to view the art. I would recommend a trip to the Tate to anyone who is in the St Ives area and has an interest in the arts."
"Excellent art gallery, well situated overlooking sea, parking near by, beach in front, a very good restaurant on top floor with fantastic views."

Tate St Ives News & Events

28 May

Ad Minoliti: Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush at Tate St Ives

Ad Minoliti’s exhibition Biosfera Peluche / Biosphere Plush is coming to Tate St Ives.

Experience Minoliti’s alternate universes and colourful paintings which draw on the rich legacy of geometric abstraction in Latin America.

26 Nov

Barbara Hepworth: Art and Life at Tate St Ives

 Barbara Hepworth: Art and Life is coming to Tate St Ives. Explore the life and work of one of the greatest sculptors of the 20th century.

28 May

Tate St Ives In Focus: Wilhelmina Barns-Graham and Jonathan Michael Ray

An exhibition bringing together two artists connected with West Cornwall.

While separated by time, as well as the media and form their works take, both artists draw inspiration from the local landscape, exploring the idea that there is more to experience

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I need to book a ticket?
Yes, we’re asking all visitors, including Members, Patrons, Supporters and Corporate Partners, to book a timed ticket in advance. This is so we can manage the number of people in the galleries at any one time.

Advance booking is strongly recommended to avoid disappointment and this can be done online or over the phone at 020 7887 8888 (10.30–17.00 daily). Tickets for the free collection may also be available on the door.
Are timed tickets free?
Timed tickets to visit the collections at Tate Modern, Tate Britain and Tate Liverpool are free of charge. To avoid disappointment, these should be booked in advance, and can be done online or over the phone at 020 7887 8888 (10.30–17.00 daily). Tickets for temporary exhibitions and Tate St Ives need to be purchased online in advance.
I’m a Tate Member, do I need a timed ticket?
Yes, you will still be able to book to visit collections and exhibitions for free. However, to enable us to manage the number of people in the gallery we are asking Members to book for each visit. This can be done by signing in to your membership online, and then booking a timed ticket to the collection or exhibition you'd like to visit.

Please only book tickets that you will use so as many people can enjoy the exhibitions as possible. If you book tickets you can't use, you are able to cancel these in your membership account online so that we can offer the tickets to someone else to enjoy. For more information take a look through our Membership FAQs.
If I have an exhibition ticket but want to also see the collection when I visit, do I have to book a separate collection ticket?
Exhibition tickets also give access to visit the collection.
Can I get a ticket in person on the day?
We anticipate that some tickets will remain available each day, allowing visitors to get a ticket in-person at the gallery, but we recommend everyone books online in advance to avoid disappointment.
Can I book a group visit?
You are welcome to visit the collection routes as a group, but we ask that you divide up into smaller groups of no more than 6 when in the galleries.

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