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Tate Gallery St. Ives

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
01736 796226
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Ranked #18 of 18 Attractions in St Ives
Type: Art 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... more » 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 « less
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

First time for me saying something is a complete waste of time and money. A very limited exhibition of artwork that did not interest or impress me at all. I am no authority but galleries usually have many pieces I really like to look at. This gallery had just one piece that I thought was OK. Spend your time looking... More

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Hull, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The cafe had an amazing view! The drinks were reasonably priced and the staff were all lovely. Overall a lovely relaxing look round

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

The Tate St Ives is well worth a visit - even to someone like me who knows very little about art. The building itself is impressive, and its relaxing atmosphere is welcome after the bussle of the main town. A quiz was offered on arrival, which was eagerly accepted, by smiley staff who clearly loved being there, and this helped... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

Friends and I visited the Tate over the bank holiday weekend and were really impressed not only by the extraordinary work on display but also by the warm welcome we received and the facilities on offer. Despite being very busy, as you’d expect on a drizzly Sunday in August, all of the staff and volunteers were cheerful, helpful and well-informed.... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I am an art student and visited this gallery for artist research as well as for a good browse but was severely disappointed with the galleries over all content- or lack thereof. I don't particularly care for the mind set of "Well, it's Rothko- so you have to go" (don't care for Rothko either but that's another matter) and if... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

The Tate Gallery is situated on a wonderful place in a beautiful building. The collection has some wonderful pieces. A Rothko in itself worth the visit. A head of Modigliani. To mention two. It's a good collection for such a small village. You can buy a ticket which gives access to the Hepburn museum to.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I am a Tate Member so did not have to pay the admission fee for this and the nearby Barbara Hepworth museum and sculpture park. I am already a fan of the flowering of modernist British art in the latter half of the 20th century. I particularly revere Patrick Heron for his transformative use of colour to create spacious abstract... More

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Bath
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The gallery was a great disappointment - tatty collection of 3rd rate pieces. 4 rooms only over before it started. At £7 per adult very poor value for money. The only up point was the roof cafe, though at 4.45 we were told we couldn't get another coffee as security will be throwing us out in a minute. I thought... More

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Bramley, Hampshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We visited here to break the day up during our visit to St. Ives, but it was a little disappointing, costing £7 for adults we must have seen a couple of dozen abstract paintings by people we had never heard of. Not the best value for money, would not revisit or recommend, sorry.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

It seems that almost all of the famous artists of the past two centuries were inspired by a stay in St. Ives. It was very impressive and a great thing to do while on a holiday at the beach.

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