Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives offers a programme of international modern and contemporary art presented in the unique context of St Ives. Situated on Porthmeor Beach, the gallery building celebrates the modernist legacy of the towns international artist colony with a broad programme of temporary exhibitions and displays encompassing the re-examination of modernism in St Ives.

Tate St Ives also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, which gives a remarkable insight into one of the most influential sculptors of the 20th century.

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  • Look Groups at Tate St Ives

    Based on the idea of a book group, the Look Groups project is currently a network of 21 groups throughout the Cornish region who each meet regularly to talk about art and ideas in an informal and enjoyable way. To find out about a Look Group near you email lookgroups@tate.org.uk or call 01736 796226.

  • Tate Collectives

    Aged 16 - 25? If you'd like to get more involved with Tate St Ives with other young people visit Tate Collective at collectives.tate.org.uk

  • Tate Members

    Become a Tate St Ives Member and enjoy a special relationship with the gallery. Benefits include unlimited free entry to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, plus invitations to exclusive events and previews. To join please visit the Members' Desk or call 01736 796226

  • Tate St Ives Cafe

    With spectauclar views over the old town of St Ives and the Atlantic Ocean there is no better place to stop and unwind. We aim to source all ingredients from Cornish suppliers where possible. The Tate cafe is free to visit. To host a private function please call 01736 796226

  • Tate Shop

    Artists and the local landscape are the focus of the shop at Tate St Ives, with its wide range of books and postcards. We also stock jewellery, our own collectable St Ives mugs and a broad range of children's picture books. Browse online at shop.tate.org.uk

Admission & prices

Until 3 September 2017
Open daily, 10.00 - 17.20 (last admission 17.00)

Tate St Ives
£8.25/£6.60 concessions (£7.50/£6 without donation)

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden
£6.60/£5.50 (£6/£5 without donation)

Combined ticket for Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum
£11/£8.80 (£10/£8 without donation)

Concessions: 60 and overs, students over 18, visitors with disabilities and jobseekers.

Free entry: Tate Members and 18's and under.

Find us

See Other Information for directions to the museum and gallery.


  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access
  • Cafe on-site
  • Childrens activities
  • Gift Shop

Baby changing facilities, cloakroom, ramped access, adapted toilet, lift to all floors and hearing loop system.

Parking in St Ives is limited. Visitors travelling to the gallery by public transport will recieve £1 off admission with a valid ticket.

On foot: The gallery and museum are within walking distance of St Ives town centre and Porthmeor beach.

By train: A local train service operates from St Erth to St Ives.

By coach: There are daily National Express coach services to St Ives.

By local bus: There are regular local bus services to and from St Ives.

By car: St Ives is a 15££20 minute drive from the A30. On reaching the town, follow the brown signs to Tate St Ives. Please be aware that parking in St Ives is limited.

Shuttle bus service: A shuttle bus service runs throughout the year between the Trenwith Coach and Car Park and the town centre, which is a five minute walk from Tate St Ives.

Park and ride service: A train park and ride service operates from St Erth and Lelant Saltings stations between the end of May and the end of Septem

St Ives
TR26 1TG

T: (0)1736 796 226
E: tressa.lapham-green@tate.org.uk

Exhibitions and Projects

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