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Tate Gallery St. Ives

Address: Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
Phone Number: 01736 796226
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Ranked #17 of 18 Attractions in St Ives
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: International Modern and Contemporary ArtOpen March – OctoberDaily 10.00–17.20, last admission...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Activities: City walk sightseeing
Owner description: 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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Valparaiso De Goias, GO
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015 NEW

We saw a lot of things in that museum. It is very big and near the river in London. I recommend. We had a nice time there and I really liked it.

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Whittlesford
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

Good visit with lots of interesting exhibits. Created lots of talking points about modern art influences

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HOME
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24 reviews 24 reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Yes, it was just ok. Stunning location and stunning entrance, vey friendly staff but just uninspiring in my opinion. Alfred Wallis was the reason I went and did buy a book from the shop but guy was far too busy talking to someone (a salesman/artist?) to even acknowledge our presence. I would have liked to ask some questions and see... More 

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Lovely day activity :) Located right by the beach too. Nice gallery, definitely worth checking out!!

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Wellingborough
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

We enjoyed the exhibition of photographs and were surprised at how contemporary they seemed. The staff were helpful but the layout of the gallery makes it difficult to find your way around.Very spacious but surely this amount of space could be used more effectively.

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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Cafeteria lovely with lovely views but oh boy cannot understand the reasoning behind promoting these photos . All of us were 100 per cent disappointed and waste of our money, ie:- picture of 2 boiled eggs on a saucer, who are these people that think that this is art to be displayed and worthy of a paying to see. Never... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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101 reviews 101 reviews
25 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

A small art gallery with the most stunning view over the sea. My second visit, the exhibitions change which keeps me returning.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews 76 reviews
10 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Not so good inside! The special display that they have on at the moment is quite dull. Black and white photos with a reasonably diverse subject matter, but mainly items put together to form shapes and patterns. The building and the views are more interesting. I remember it being much better when I visited 3 years ago. Wait until this... More 

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Halwill, United Kingdom
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118 reviews 118 reviews
22 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Anyone expecting to see a selection of works by the St Ives school of artists at Tate St Ives at the moment is in for a big disappointment. The only works on display until next May are a "special" exhibition of black and white photographs under the title - "The Modern Lens". Whilst this exhibition is advertised at the entrance... More 

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Falmouth, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The current photography is not one of the Tate's greatest. The photographs are mainly by unknown (to me) photographers and are all black and white and of a similar size and subject matter. The exhibition did not have the ' wow' factor which you might expect for the entrance fee. I realise that the entrance fee is dictated by the... More 

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