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Tate Gallery St. Ives

| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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Newly refurbished, interesting collection, inspiring space

Laura Knights is one of the few figurative and genuinely lovely painters on display, but there is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Duncan E
Witney, United Kingdom
via mobile
Didn't 'get it'

I'd like to think that I have some appreciation of art but found it very difficult to appreciate... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bodmin, 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 programme of large-scale seasonal shows, beginning with sculptor Rebecca Warren’s first major UK exhibition.
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| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Laura Knights is one of the few figurative and genuinely lovely painters on display, but there is plenty more to admire and to stimulate thought, debate and interest. Maybe that isn’t what art is all about, I’ll admit! But as an enjoyable place to visit,...More

Thank Duncan E
Reviewed 2 days ago

I'd like to think that I have some appreciation of art but found it very difficult to appreciate most of the pictures / art on display at the Tate. A few lines and colour here and there, squiggles and paint slapped on just didn't grab...More

Thank jansie2016
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

5 star. Unmissable. Relevant for today and evocative memories of yesterday. A beautiful, in-depth history of female artists and writers of the 19th, 20th and 21st Centuries who have all been inspired by the untamed beauty of the Cornish Coast.

Thank ripgordie
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We have been down to St. Ives on many occasions, but this is the first time we have visited the Tate Gallery. Nice building. Great history of local artists and it influence.

Thank Austen T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very popular time to go to this venue as weather very damp - made use of the useful lockers to be more comfy for our visit. Despite it being quite busy, had plenty of opportunity to visit all the galleries at our own pace and...More

Thank CatieGuide
TateStIves, Guest Relations Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your feedback following your recent visit and it's great to hear you had such an enjoyable time. Our new exhibition - Virginia Woolf : an exhibition inspired by her writings - will be showing until 29th April 2018 and is proving extremely...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We went with an open mind as much modern art is very subjective but many of the pieces had overtones of The Emperor's New Clothes - not even worthy of hanging on a school wall, let alone in a new gallery. We read the labels...More

Thank Tricia R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit to this Tate Gallery. Having visited the two in London I was very impressed with the exhibits. I was particularly interested in how the gallery came into existence. It is connected to Barbara Hepworth. The building is circular and replaces...More

Thank Richard B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We visited the Tate with our 10&11 year olds in January. Mixed feelings from different members of the family but all agreed it was worth the visit over all. We loved seeing a Picasso, and the views out of the gallery over the beach were...More

Thank Flutterbean
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gallery has just reopened with a new extension but will not be able to see this until the next special exhibition - on Virginia Woolf and art - opens later this week. We come down from London every year for a week and always...More

Thank dbellingham
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Came here today with a friend on a visit to St Ives. The artwork is clearly laid out into 10 galleries which explore different eras such as the inter war years and how historical events affected the art. The sea views are incorporated into the...More

Thank jj100675
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