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Tate Gallery St. Ives

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
01736 796226
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Ranked #17 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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Penarth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Air conditioning, a cool haven from the hot sun, 6 galleries, excellent mixture of art and design, plenty of space and amazing entrance area

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London
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Probably because of its location, I feel the gallery is best viewed looking out from within rather than looking in from outside.. Great terrace cafe on the top floor .We took the free guided tour about 45 mins. Viewed high lights well worth the time, In fact made the visit for us.... With our sketchy knowledge of contemporary art. Combined... More

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Sussex
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Great location on the seafront. The galleries are located on one floor out of four so in practice there is not that much to see. We bought a combined ticket to see the Barbara Hepburn house and sculpture garden which was the better attraction of the two. Entry price is on the high side for what you get. Cafe on... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

TATE SAINT IVES PERFORMS A GREAT FUNCTION: A CELEBRATION OF A PLACE WHERE SOME OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST ARTISTS CAME TOGETHER A long way from the big cities' rich museums, you have a stunning building facing south onto the surfers' beach. Tate Saint Ives provides a very airy space showing select pieces by some of the world's greatest artists. If... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Glad I only had to pay a fiver. When I was 2 years old, I painted better pictures than them nonces. We had a tour guide that was very passionate but really boring. I was reckoning slashing my wrists and bleeding all over the floor and calling it "art"

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very small for an art gallery. But the art that was there was lovely!! The building however was absolutely stunning, a piece of art work in itself! The views were phenomenal! The space was peaceful and well thought through. Wish it was cheaper though. Lost it's 5th star for charging me £7!!

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I am not a fan of St Ives in summer as it is too crowded, however my partner and I decided to visit the Tate as we both like art. We were very disappointed at the lack of exhibits. The Hepworth was good but I found the rest of the exhibition a waste of time. Very little in a big... More

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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

It's a joy to spend time in the Tate St Ives and the current exhibition (July 2014) was really interesting. Also had a really fabulous vegetarian lunch in the cafe which just capped off a great visit to this Gallery.

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I liked the Tate St Ives, although the cafe was so busy you couldn't get near - we didn't go in peak time either - but the displays were good. A fab building with lovely views.

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Not a massive art fan myself but went with my girlfriend for a look around. Nothing really to my taste but what i wasnt expecting was the very small number of things to see; we walked slowly around and looked at everything carefully and that only took us 45 minutes; at £7 entry fee it represented poor value for money.

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