Tate St Ives

Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean
Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
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Tate St Ives is an art gallery in St Ives that exhibits work by modern British artists with links to the St Ives area. The Tate is a family of four museums in London, Liverpool and Cornwall known as Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Tate Liverpool, and Tate St Ives that exhibit British and international modern and contemporary art.

The New Tate St Ives

The transformation of Tate St Ives completes in October 2017. A four-year building project which doubles the space for showing art, adding almost 600 square metres of galleries, and created spectacular new studios for learning activities. It gives the gallery enough space to accommodate the quarter of a million visitors it welcomes each year – over three times the number for which it was originally designed – who bring £11 million annually to the local economy. For the first time, Tate St Ives can provide a permanent presence to those iconic 20th century artists who lived and worked in the town, demonstrating the role of St Ives in the story of modern art. This is accompanied by a new programme of large-scale seasonal shows.


The new Tate St Ives involved two major undertakings – refurbishing the original gallery and creating the new gallery and facilities. To refurbish the gallery and add the learning spaces, the architects, Evans and Shalev, who created the original Tate St Ives, were re-engaged to make the changes. Many of the spaces throughout the gallery were improved and the Clore Sky Studio was added to the top of the gallery, which has become a crown to the building, thanks to its conical shape.

Opening Times

The gallery will reopen on 14th October.

Monday to Sunday: 10.00am – 17.20pm

Last admission 17.00pm


Entry to Tate St Ives is £10.50/£9.40 concessions.

Combined ticket with the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is £14.50/£13.20 concession.

Concessions apply to 60s and over, students over 18, visitors with disabilities, job seekers.

Free entry for Tate Members, 18s and under.

All visitors travelling to the gallery or museum by public transport receive £1 off admission on production of a valid ticket at the time of purchase (not to be used in conjunction with any other offer).

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