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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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maldives
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

I will be honest to say that the Tate is a must see but with young children (7&5) their attention span will be too short for the entrance fee. The building itself I thought was a bit of a blot on a picturesque bay, but inside it's and awesome design. So we spotted online a family day which was free!... More

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Swansea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 NEW

fantastic setting, easy access and truly special restaurant. Always historical and modern mix of local and international artists. Check beforehand to get best dates. Lovely gift shop too.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

I expected great things of the Tate, particularly due to the location and history of the gallery. Some of the work was fantastic but the majority reminded me of school daubings.

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Melbourne, Australia
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61 reviews 61 reviews
9 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

The Gallery is an ugly building that dominates the beach, it is a tardis in reverse, the building is bigger than the small art collection on display . Its links to St Ives is strained and a visit to Hepwoths is much better and her art looks much better there than in The Tate. It was very disappointing and way... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

A little disappointing though the sculptures and paintings were well displayed - one just expected more somehow

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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40 reviews 40 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

This modern gallery is located alongside the lovely white sanded Porthmeor beach and has a very good restaurant on the top floor with spectacular views of the area. It was smaller than we expected and is easy to get around. Modern art was on display which wasn't really to our taste but some of the pictures had a certain appeal.... More

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is a great art collection, not so large that you get overwhelmed in a surfeit of art, but concentrates on works of Hepworth and her contemporaries. If you plan to visit, I recommend you visit Barbara Hepworth's studio first as you will gain an understanding of her relationship with Moore, Nicholson, Skeaping and others with whom she mixed.

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venezia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Even if you don't like modern art you'll love this beautiful collection. Children will enjoy Spy Tate, a particular way to look at pictures and start loving Art. That's why Tate Gallery St. Ives is a must.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 via mobile

What made it for us was completing the I Spy quiz, really brightened up our visit. The building and location are great and we enjoyed a drink on the terrace. I'm no expert on art but there were a few pieces I enjoyed. Thought it was a bit expensive for what it was. Glad we went but not rushing back.

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Modern gallery right next to lovely beach. Perfect place to visit when you need a break from the sun.

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