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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 #20 of 22 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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Swansea County, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

very pricey but if you are a gallery lover then this is for you, I was a bit disappointed not what I had expected, would go back for a second visit

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East Midlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 NEW

This is a gem of an exhibition. It's been beautifully curated, and contains little known European photographers to complement the better known Modernist innovators. The Harry Callaghan dye-transfer prints and the Alvarez-Bravo are stunning. Please publish a catalog, Tate St. Ives.

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

For modern art and/or architecture lovers, this is a treat. We have been meaning to come down and see it for years, and it didnt disappoint. It is totally different to either the Tate Modern or the Tate Britain mostly in scale. It is a small one exhibition space on a few floors. Even if the exhibition is of no... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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38 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

I will say the majority of the art wasn't to our taste, but there isn't much to see at all considering the entry price, the total opposite of the St Ives Museum. Took about 45 minutes to go round twice in case we'd missed anything. Decent views from the roof terrace. We probably should have done the Barbara Hepworth Garden... More 

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stromness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

With the quality staff researching for the gallery the exhibitions, You know it will be worth every penny

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Bampton, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We had wanted to go to Tate St Ives for a long time so decided to detour on our way somewhere else. The entry charge was £7.50 each just for the gallery, another £2.50 on top to also go to the Barbara Hepworth exhibition. There was a photography display on, some of which was good but the majority not what... More 

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Redruth, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Photography theme this time - everything one would want from an art exhibition.... made one think, talk and want to be creative. I was very pleased to have lived through the age of darkrooms and fixer to appreciate the sheer physical side of creating these pictures which were very varied. Some made me think "wow" and some "duh?" - we... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Been many times over the years since TGSI opened. Nice to have a stand-out modern building in St Ives, and somewhere to show excellent and rather special permanent displays and the occasional treats in the changing exhibitions and displays. Good bookshop (although seemingly getting a bit more commercial, and consequently more narrow) and cafe. Fabulous views out from the curved... More 

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

The building is delightful and is an excellent example of fitting a new building into a historic area (old gas works) with a great view across Porthmeor Beach. Definite work in progress as the new extension starts to take place, and the current exhibition "The Modern Lens: International Photography" is very interesting but like all art is not everyone's cup... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Spent the morning at the splendid Minack Theatre, which considering the amount of maintenance required was a reasonable £4.50. Had intended spending the afternoon in Tate St Ives for which the entrance fee is £7.00. What a total waste of money. I have no problem with modern art. What I do object to is how empty the Tate was. Supposedly... More 

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