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Tate Gallery St. Ives

Porthmeor Beach | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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Stunning vies from the cafe

An interesting exhibition of modern art, stunning views over the bay from the cafe and gallery... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Emma D
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Modern art with a stunning sea view

The gallery is undergoing renovation but is well worth a visit. Great displays and friendly... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
County Wicklow, Ireland
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“Modern art with a stunning sea view ”
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Porthmeor Beach | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
+44 1736 796226
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Reviewed 3 days ago

An interesting exhibition of modern art, stunning views over the bay from the cafe and gallery staff were friendly and helpful, well worth a visit if modern art is your thing.

Thank Emma D
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The gallery is undergoing renovation but is well worth a visit. Great displays and friendly service.

Thank kanethomas
Reviewed 6 days ago

Not recommended for the ordinary man in the street! Quite a large part was unavailLable bot no price reduction.saw some sculpture most of which we did not understand. Massive canvases which anybody could have thrown paint atMore

1  Thank John C
TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave your comments following your recent visit, I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the experience. I assure you the original Tate St Ives building is fully open. We do however currently have an extension to the...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

This impressive building is a treasure in itself, with winding staircases and nautical theme. There are ten galleries to visit, as well as exhibitions. If you have a ticket you can upgrade it and get reduced entry to other Tate localities (Hepworth museum, for example)....More

Thank Tim C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a shame! Many people will only be tempted to visit an art gallery on a rare occasion of being on holiday. A visit to the Tate St Ives will confirm their worst fears - incomprehensible modern arty-farty rubbish. It could be so different... I'm...More

2  Thank Karen28H
Reviewed 1 week ago

St Ives is being badly let down by the Tate. The current exhibition has a few interesting early studio pots in one gallery but the rest is not worth the effort let alone the money. The galleries in the town have much better ceramics and...More

1  Thank SteveWhite1957
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Tate on our recent stay in St Ives and wished we hadn't wasted our time doing so. As another reviewer said the best painting is looking out the window at the ocean! Absolutely dreadful! .........u-bends, litter tray, jackets on hooks??? Seriously, are...More

1  Thank 640clare
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a wet day so we bought the joint ticket for here and the Hepworth museum. 10 exhibitions and 4 floors took us quarter of an hour. Whole wall had 'tapestries' which clearly 5 years olds had thrown paint at before adults hung them...More

1  Thank Kate C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Total waste of time and money. I've been to many art museums worldwide, large and small, and in my youth I had my work exhibited often and won some nice awards for it. I know art. This wasn't it. Juvenile works of pottery and some...More

4  Thank Dave C
Reviewed 1 week ago

The museum itself is located next to the beautiful beach and there is beautiful gallery with a sea view on the second floor. The exposition itself was mostly about pottery and some pieces of it were really impressive, especially the Californian room and a movie...More

Thank shamannn
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