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Tate Gallery St. Ives

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
01736 796226
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Ranked #19 of 19 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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

The views are great both in and outdoors....you can see both the harbour and Porthminster beaches at the same time

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

No it's not London or Liverpool and thetefore doesn't deserve the negative reviews posted. I attended the talk by Ben a gallery assistant who was very knowledgeable on the photography exhibition currently on show. The location is stunning and the resource centre very useful. The shop and café are well stocked with roof top views over St Ives. Highly recommend... More

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weston-super-mare
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17 reviews 17 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

If your a fan of contemporary art, then this is for you, but it's not for the majority of people who see modern art as a joke, I like modern art, but I found it difficult. I really think the Tate misses a trick, to engage with more people. We saw loads of people who would not normally visit a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

I am a Tate member, so on a visit to St. Ives, I had to go, as I get in free. I think they are in a bit of a re-hang at the moment and although I liked the photography exhibition, this gallery will get better when the next one arrives. But it is a wonderful building and just as... More

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

The current photography exhibition is a mixed bag. Much of it is undoubtedly interesting but some of it quite the opposite. One section is terribly presented, tiny photographs which you cannot get close to, so they have resorted to handing out copies in a little booklet! The staff themselves were embarrassed by it! The price is a rip-off frankly, a... More

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glasgow
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

What a waste of a precious hour of our holiday. The art in here is the kind of stuff which annoys people about modern art. It's a case of the emperors new clothes. I would advise you to use your holiday time to enjoy the natural beauty of the surrounding beaches rather than the nonsense on offer in the Tate.

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Wrexham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The Tate Gallery lives by reputation. In this case the hype outstrips the visitor experience. The Gallery in St Ives was much smaller than expected with limited exhibition space and a disappointing collection. I was left wondering whether I had missed the main exhibition on exiting the premises! For a visitor with a basic knowledge of the visual arts and... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

I had morning coffee here and also lunch with a group of friends from St Ives School of Painting. Could not fault the food or the service. Although we were a party of 9, all food was ready at the same time and piping hot. The view of Portmeor Beach is just the crowning glory. Will go again.

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Devon, England
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

My husband lasted 10 minutes here, both of us did do round all the levels in case we did spot an exhibit which didn't look like a 3 year old had hurled paint at a large canvas or someone had concocted an oversized metal puzzle. I hope when the new section is finished it will have more of art over... More

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Flore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Unfortunately we couldn't verify this for ourselves as the gallery was closed for 'rehanging', so top tip from me if you are going at the end of the season check to make sure this isn't happening, bonus the gallery is adjacent to the fine Porthmeor Beach

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