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Tate Gallery St. Ives

Porthmeor Beach | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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Our first time at Tate St Ives. As regular visitors to Tate London and Britain, we were very... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Not enough to see

We had been unable to visit the gallery last year as it was closed, so were looking forward to the... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
chris g
Bradford, United Kingdom
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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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“First visit to a Tate gallery”
6 days ago
“Glad we went but...”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Porthmeor Beach | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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Reviewed yesterday

Our first time at Tate St Ives. As regular visitors to Tate London and Britain, we were very disappointed with the studio pottery show that was on. Really had to find anything that inspired us. The best part was the video and examples of Leach...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had been unable to visit the gallery last year as it was closed, so were looking forward to the reopening this year. However, in half an hour we had seen all there was to see so did not feel the entrance fee was worth...More

Thank chris g
Reviewed 2 days ago

We took the 11.00 tour around the galleries,which made a big difference to two people ignorant of the history of art in St Ives. It bought the Tate galley in ST Ives to life for us,and the coffee shop was worth a visit as well....More

Thank eloise559
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went and looked round gallery first then lunch on top floor. Stunning views with excellent quality food serviced. Rare roast beef sandwiches and freshly squeezed orange juice .... could not fault !!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The building and gallery offer a fantastic space however not all the exhibits reflect the greatest examples of British talent. Great view from the cafe!

Thank Corinne53DLE
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

What can I say? This was my first and will probably last visit to a Tate gallery. Good: really interesting video and exhibition about potters making a teapot from scratch. The finished teapots and exhibition of the 'components' during the build on display is well...More

Thank Dave R
Reviewed 4 days ago

The building is beautiful and there it ended for me I'm afraid. I was expecting some sort of reference to St Ives and its place in the history of art but was disappointed. Modern ceramics is not an area I'm interested in and the layout...More

Thank Bob H
Reviewed 5 days ago

Art is art and the person viewing the art stood next to you will see things so different. This was proved during our visit to the gallery. In truth the axolotyl made my day and I could hve stayed there forever watching it. A cat...More

Thank chandrah874
Reviewed 6 days ago

The exhibition is of contemporay conceptual art. [ceramics]. which did not enthral us. There is still on going work to enlarge the centre. Glad we went.More

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TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Many thanks for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the exhibition. Our new extension will open to the public on 14th October 2017 and nearly double the size of the gallery. For the first time we'll be able to dedicate...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Having been to Tate (London) we went with an open mind and high expectations but we were so disappointed. If Tate want me to take round a tray of cat litter and a couple of coats to hang on pegs so that the artist(s) can...More

1  Thank 938CliveH
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