Tate St Ives

The stunning seaside arm of the Tate gallery group provides fantastic views of the coast and a rolling programme of exhibitions.

Home of post-war British Modernism, the artistic legacy of the town provides the foundations for Tate St Ives. The gallery was built to celebrate the artists as well as the surroundings and atmosphere that inspired them; its unique architecture recalls the white relief works of the artist Ben Nicholson, and the unexpected twists and turns of St Ives itself.

Tate St Ives opened in 1993, on a spectacular site overlooking Porthmeor Beach, and has a lively and varied international exhibition programme, with three seasons of exhibitions each year. Exhibitions include major figures in British and international Modern and contemporary art.

Tate St Ives is currently undertaking a project to expand, improve and extend the existing building, and is temporarily closed until 31 March 2017. 

Visitor information

Relax in style at the gallery's café, which offers views of the coastal landscapes that would prove so inspirational to the St Ives School.

The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden belong to the Tate and are included in the standard admission price (50% off with National Art Pass). The bronzes on display are seen in the environment in which they were created, and many remain in the position in which the artist herself placed them. 


Venue details

Tate St Ives Porthmeor Beach, St Ives Cornwall TR26 1TG 01736 796226 www.tate.org.uk/stives

Entry details

£3.75 with National Art Pass (standard entry £7.50)

Joint admission for the Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum £5 with National Art Pass (standard joint entry £10)

Oct 2015 – 21 Mar 2017

The gallery is closed for construction. Please see the website for more details