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Tate St. Ives, St Ives

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Visit the famous British art institution at its seaside location. Tate St. Ives features temporary exhibits of modern art and offers daily gallery tours to help interpret the pieces on display. Through the museum, you can arrange a walking tour to see how St. Ives influenced the work of renowned 20th-century British abstract artist Ben Nicholson. Make sure you also check out the adjacent Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Here you'll see the bronze, stone, and wood sculptures in the museum and garden that Hepworth willed to the Tate. Finish your visit in the cafe, where you can enjoy refreshments and views over the Celtic Sea. Make your St Ives itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.
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  • The main reason we visited St Ives. As Tate members it was on our wish list and did not disappoint. The building is fascinating and the art and installations interesting with links to the area...  more »
  • 1st time visit, although have been to the Tate in London many times and was so impressed. It is so amazing. 2-3 hours of just superb entertainment.  more »
  • I enjoyed my visit and thought the extension well used. However, whilst I don’t think I’m a Philistine I did find a lot of the accompanying written guides to be very much from Pseuds’ Corner.  more »
  • One of my favourite buildings in the world. Clever architecture brings Porthmeor beach inside to supplement the wonderful art works. Cafe at the top has fabulous beach views (although food a bit limited). Love it.
  • Great art as long as you like modern works. Good semi permanent collection and a featured artist, often contemporary. Cafe often very busy. And one of the best views of Porthmeor Beach.
  • This Tate Museum is surprisingly great. You wouldn't expect it to have the amount of art it does based on its location and size, but it's perfect. It's an easy walk through, just right amount of pieces to experience a day at the museum. It's also a nice short walk from the town center. The only drawback was that it's not free, like the London Tate. But it's understandable. That's my only reason for the four stars. Other than that, five star all around.
  • A must for any art lover in Cornwall, beautiful building over looking the beach in st Ives, not too expensive and the cream tea in the cafe is a must! Very child friendly as well with access for a pushchair too all floors.
  • Interesting art and exhibitions. Wonderful building with great sea, beach and harbour views. Delicious scones in cafe. Good shop

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