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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. Using our international travel planner, St Ives attractions like Tate St Ives can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is a fairly small art ballery but full of good and interesting exhibits!! Certainly worth a visit!!!! 
  • I like the art that has been influenced by Cornwall however I was surprised by how pricey it was to get in for the ratio of content inside. The children were bored rigid This ones only for real modern...  more »
  • This is just one of many Tate experiences that tourist in the UK might enjoy. This Tate is small, but still a fun diversion if you're not a beauty person. 
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  • We did the art explorers thing on the beach with the kids and they loved it, also great shop (I warn you it financially dangerous if you like nice designed things)
  • Well I was hoping it would have been amazing, but after going all the way there it was closed. They should update their website.
  • The building a very unique and definitely shows the arty side of the place stand out. I wasn't overly excited by the work inside though. It may just be what was being shown at the time.
  • modern art deep in the south west !
  • The cafe was good but the facilities for the disabled were terrible. We visited on a wet day so naturally it was very busy and the queue was long, but having to take huge detours for a lift was not easy, especially if that lift takes you out at the top of the stairs with little room to move around them