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Tate Gallery St. Ives

| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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I liked the building more than the artwork - and as for the restaurant!!

Our main reason to holiday near St Ives was to visit the Tate Gallery. Fortunately, we "checked... read more

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Visited here with the wife while on holiday. What a great place. Really interesting to see the... read more

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Cheltenham, 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. Our current exhibition, Virginia Woolf: an exhibition inspired by her writings, runs until 29th April 2018.
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  • Average24%
  • Poor18%
  • Terrible21%
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“gallery space” (16 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
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Reviewed yesterday

Our main reason to holiday near St Ives was to visit the Tate Gallery. Fortunately, we "checked out" its location the day before we visited. It is very significant that the road signs on the outskirts of the town beg day visitors NOT to enter...More

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TateStIves, Guest Relations Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments following your recent visit to the gallery. For visitors with mobility issues, we have a designated parking bay.The space is situated at the back of the gallery, next to the staff entrance and can be...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited here with the wife while on holiday. What a great place. Really interesting to see the different artists and all the information. Found the experience really relaxing and zoned out.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We spent a whole afternoon wandering round here - there are some lovely displays on at the moment with something for everyone. My daughter who is a keen artist thoroughly enjoyed the exhibition with works inspired by Virginia Woolf. The views out the window were...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The current exhibition portrays both modern and older art. There’s something for everyone to enjoy with multiple rooms of art! There’s also an amazing gift shop for you to buy all sorts from stationary to postcard.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the Tate recently (March 2018) and were lucky to have a guided tour in a small group. These run at the gallery every day and are absolutely a must do. I learnt so much about St Ives as a centre for the arts,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The artwork at Tate st ives varies in quality. Some of the artwork was beautiful and smart and attention grabbing but then there were other pieces of art that were genuinely perplexing and pointless. I would suggest mainly adults visiting this art gallery as they...More

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TateStIves, Guest Relations Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments following your recent visit. I'm pleased to hear you found the experience worthwhile. We aim to make our exhibitions as accessible as possible, and with this in mind, have developed a range of children's activities....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As a member (from London) of Tate I like to make an excuse to visit St. Ives whenever possible. This year I enjoyed the Virginia Woolf inspired works.

Thank RosieHue
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great exhibition space, well worth a visit as it has attractions for all. The views and the atmosphere in the coffee shop is always worth visiting.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the newly reopened gallery. Great couple of hours especially with the Easter events which we really enjoyed. Also worth looking out to the beach from the front. Great view!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I thought I knew all about St Ives' arty history but had that smug ness ripped to bits on visiting the Tate. I learned alot and saw more. Only sore feet prevented me from spending more time there. I did feel however that some of...More

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