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Address: Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
Phone Number: 01736 796226
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Activities: City walk sightseeing
Description: International Modern and Contemporary ArtOpen March – OctoberDaily...
International Modern and Contemporary ArtOpen March – OctoberDaily 10.00–17.20, last admission 17.00Open November – FebruaryTuesday – Sunday 10.00–16.20, last admission 16.00Closed 24, 25 and 26 December
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What a delight

On a visit to St Ives my wife and I visited the Tate and returned for some lunch in their excellent cafe . The food and service was a delight and the ingredients used clearly well... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

On a visit to St Ives my wife and I visited the Tate and returned for some lunch in their excellent cafe . The food and service was a delight and the ingredients used clearly well sourced.. Value for money and with Wonderul views over St Ives a great experience. We will be returning

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Bridgend, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Agree with most of the negatives expressed in previous reviews. Building internally is a very imaginative piece of architecture which uses its footprint and light aspect to good effect. However, externally the building doesn't inspire. Too expensive for the limited range of exhibits on view. Cardiff Museum (Art Gallery) knocks spots off it and is free!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Great to visit with a wonderful collection of works by Barbara Hepworth, a sculptress I admire greatly, this place may appear small on the outside, from its beautiful position at Porthmear Beach, but it is like a tardis. A great place to stroll and ponder and admire the works on show.

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Batley, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Because of building works at the gallery, all the paintings have been tucked away to protect them. Fair enough. The paintings have been replaced by exhibitions of photographs. Sorry, not my cup of tea. I'll try again in a couple of years when the extended gallery is complete.

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Towson, MD
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58 reviews 58 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This was a hard spot to reach on foot over some sharp up and down terrain. The 11 pound charge was outrageous but, as seniors, we received a serious price concession. Some of the photographs were interesting but the museum did not meet our high expectations. Two days later, in London we visited both the Tate and Tate Modern and... More 

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Llangollen
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Awful exhibition of awful "art" out of place in such a beautiful setting. Go back to the city and let us enjoy real Cornwall.

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Suffolk UK
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Did not visit the gallery itself just the restaurant and shop There are quite a few steps and upward slope to get into the ground level (assume disabled access did not notice) Lifts there on. We just had coffee . There are incredible views from windows. It was a beautiful day blue skies and varying shades of blue green in... More 

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Newquay, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

Really sorry, but we were left very disappointed and uninspired by our visit. Whilst I appreciate that the photography exhibition demonstrates talent, thats all that was there. The staff were polite but not enthusiastic, and made you feel 'watched' and in the way especially as while one member of staff completed an audit and we had to wait while she... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I found the exhibition of photographs very disappointing in lieu of the usual one based on local artists. This was because of work on the extension, but with no change to the admission charges. By far the most interesting was the building itself and the cafe with lovely views and a good menu (no need for an entrance fee)

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

just a great place to spend a good couple of hours. the views from the gallery are spectacular especially in the sunshine. Well worth a visit and combined tickets for this and the Hepworth gardens etc is excellent value.

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