Schools and teachers at Tate St Ives

Schools and teachers at 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 town€™s international artist colony with a broad programme of temporary exhibitions and displays encompassing the re-examination of modernism in St Ives.

The displays at Tate St Ives change three times a year, generally in January, May and October. These temporary exhibitions focus on a particular artist or theme.

Tate St Ives also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, which gives a remarkable insight into one of the 2oth century€™s most influential sculptors. Please see the separate page for the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden for more information.


Resources available


Book a workshop for your group from our talks and practitioner programme [] to encourage creative learning and critical thinking in response to our current exhibition. Workshops and talks are available at Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.


Use the gallery as an alternative learning environment. Teacher Resource Notes are available with practical information to help you plan your visit and to support the changing exhibitions at Tate St Ives and the permanent displays at the Barbara Hepworth Musuem and Sculpture Garden. Available free to download here.

Self-guided school visits to Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden are free for students and under 18 and forteachers from Cornwall in formal education groups when they pre-book a visit.

There is concessionary entry for formal education groups of teachers and students aged over 18 from outside Cornwall when they pre-book a visit.


On the first day of every new Tate St Ives exhibition join the Learning team for a friendly, informal look at the new season. Pick up free resources, share ideas for engaging students in a group visit and join the Learning Curator and an artist for a Walk & Talk around the galleries to explore the current exhibition.

No booking necessary, open to all school staff and their families – simply register on arrival.

Visit our website for further details and booking information or call 01736 796226.


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