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Tate Gallery St. Ives

| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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Disappointed that could not see the new extension

While I thought the more extensive hanging of St Ives artists and their influences was welcome I... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
mike S
Unforgettable

We visited as a family (with 2 young kids). I must admit I was unsure that we would have a great... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Daniel R
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Plymouth, UK
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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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2 weeks ago
“Difficult to feel more unwelcome on this visit”
2 weeks ago
“Nice visit but Not what I expected ”
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| Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago

While I thought the more extensive hanging of St Ives artists and their influences was welcome I was sorry not to get even a glimpse of the extension as it was being made ready for the next exhibition.

Thank mike S
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited as a family (with 2 young kids). I must admit I was unsure that we would have a great experience, in an art gallery with kids so young. I needn't have worried. It was fab. Enough to see and do for us all,...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited during the 2017 St Ives Festival only to be told at the door that the Tate had closed for the duration of the Festival - was simply gobsmacked by this. Will try again during the Festival this year, 2018, but not optimistic as the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just very expensive for what it was. Quite disappointing. I wouldn't go again. Save your money and go to some of the smaller galleries in st ives

Thank Leane M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved our visit, beautiful building, light and bright, outstanding views of the bay and water and great art to view. Would love to visit again.

Thank Karina O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading all the hype about the multi million pound remodel, we felt that a visit to Cornwall's cultural landmark was overdue. Taking our elderly parents to Tate modern we looked forward to spending a few hours quietly being inspired by the presence of Art....More

Thank Ali G
TateStIves, Visitor Experience 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 and I’m sorry to hear you felt unwelcome during your stay. At Tate St Ives, we have a strong programme of customer service training in place for staff...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely for passing the time but we didn’t feel the usual satisfaction we get when visiting a gallery. Very small inside compared to the size of the building and everything felt rushed when inside. When getting a ticket you are offered the chance of a...More

Thank Nicola M
TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback following your recent visit to the gallery. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the experience and apologise if you were made to feel uncomfortable at reception. Gift Aid donations can appear invisible if organisations select to include them...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Anyone that has been away from Cornwall for an extended period of time will be shocked at the addition of the World Class Tate in St. Ives. As stunning as the art is the beauty of the building, tucked in to the hill at an...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful location and when we visited with roaring gales outside made for a fantastic boiling sea landscape. But unless you really appreciate modern art this is a not for you ! My children were around it in minutes and even the shop could not hold...More

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

Thank you for your feedback following your recent visit. I'm sorry to hear you thought the gallery was not a family friendly venue. We have family activities daily in the Foyle Studio (the Learning Space next to the galleries) during the school holidays as well...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The building itself and its situation are superb. I'm not a lover of modern art but there was enough there to make me scratch my head. That's what you're supposed to do, isn't it? The video about Boudicca by Jessica Warboys was just about as...More

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