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Tate St Ives St Ives, TR26 1TG

About Tate St Ives

Home of post-war British Modernism, St Ives provides the artistic foundations for Tate St Ives. The gallery was built to celebrate the Modernists as well as the surroundings and atmosphere that inspired them. The St Ives Modernists included such artists as Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Naum Gabo, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and Sandra Blow.

Situated above stunning Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives unique architecture recalls the 'White Relief' works of the artist Ben Nicholson, as well as the unexpected twists and turns of the town of St Ives itself.

Opening in 1993, the gallery offers a varied exhibition and events programme of international modern and contemporary art within the unique cultural context of St Ives including works from the Tate Collection.

Tate St Ives also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, which offers a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important 20th century artists. 

Please note, on 29 October the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden will close until Spring 2018 for conservation work.

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Opening Hours

Until end of October 2017
Open daily
10.00 –17.20 (last admission 17.00)

November - February
Tues - Sun
10.00 - 16.20 (last admission 16.00)

Admission Charges

Tate St Ives
£10.50/£9.40 concessions (without donation £9.50/£8.50)

Concessions apply to 60's and over, students, visitors with disabilities and job seekers. Free entry for Tate Members and under 18's.

Information & Contact

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives
Tel: 01736 796226


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