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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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The views out of the window are the best thing about it

The photo exhibition was not to my taste. I gazed out of the window at the wonderful views instead. Nice views from the restaurant but cannot comment on the food.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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Crewkerne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The photo exhibition was not to my taste. I gazed out of the window at the wonderful views instead. Nice views from the restaurant but cannot comment on the food.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We arrived here on public transport from Falmouth and struggled through narrow lanes bustling with visitors , individual shops and numerous galleries in our attempt to find the gallery. The building itself is very special, 1930s art deco, I believe with beautiful sweeping semicircles and stupendous views over St Ives bay. Our no 2 son had visited some two weeks... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

This extensive exhibition contained a lot of familiar photographs and linked them to The Bauhaus Movement, architecture and fine art. I drove down from London especially to see the exhibition and was not disappointed. It practically filled the gallery which I have visited several times before, always charmed by the building and great aspect and views. I had a delicious... More 

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Oxford
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The building is amazing, from the entrance which captures and augments the sound of the sea to the curving staircases and mezzanine floors. But where were the paintings? We thought the photos were in addition to any permanent exhibition of locally related art so were disappointed.

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Cardiff Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The Tatae had a special photographic exhibition on which wasn't really our thing but it is a beautiful building well laid out with lots going on throughout the year and would return

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Nottingham
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

If you want to see local art, visit the many excellent (and free) galleries around the town. Don't expect to find it in the Tate. As many people have mentioned, at the moment they are just exhibiting a very poor photographic collection. I won't be visiting again.

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Somerset, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Once again, the best thing about the Tate was its position overlooking the bay - seen at its best from the top floor cafe which does very good coffee and cake. When the extension is finished I expect this to be a more worthwhile visit, but when we were there the photographic exhibition was only so-so, with a few stunning... More 

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St Ives, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 via mobile

Due to building work when we visited, there were no paintings, sculptures or other art on show - only a collection of photographic art. Given the price of entry, we found the lack of information prior to purchasing our entry tickets very disappointing. Whilst there was some explanation available in the entrance hall, the details were not immediately obvious to... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Visited recently whilst a modernism photography exhibition was on... Maybe we're just not educated enough but wasn't to our taste. Very disappointed that NOTHING else was on show, we had expected at least a little local art work!? For the entrance price it was all rather disappointing and overpriced. Only positive: lovely views from cafe at the top, food looked... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I assumed that this would be a gallery housing paintings by some of the St Ives school of artists but there is no permanent exhibition here at all. The current photography exhibition was not to my taste and there were virtually no paintings. It was nothing like I expected and I feel very disappointed.

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