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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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I enjoyed the visit but expected more, maybe an additional gallery or two. The exhibits were good and thought provoking in terms of how you can enjoy modern art. The staff were... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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Chepstow, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

I enjoyed the visit but expected more, maybe an additional gallery or two. The exhibits were good and thought provoking in terms of how you can enjoy modern art. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable which enhanced the visit no end. The children liked the easy access to computers for additional entertainment and learning.

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

The building is interesting, the photography exhibition was a bit of a curates egg, some of the photographs had such a lot of reflections from the gallery lighting they were very difficult to see. The restaurant has fantastic views but the prices are quite steep and the quality was rather disappointing. If you are going to visit the Hepworth it... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Visited 24 May 5 of us including kids of 12, 10 & 3 with a joint ticket with Barbara Hepworth museum. Had a thoroughly enjoyable visit. Enough to keep the kids interested and as this was bank hol weekend they had kids art base going on. Would recommend this to all ages

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I came a very long way from the state of Washington USA to see the fine collection of contemporary art. However, the Tate is undergoing a major expansion requiring the removal of tons of rock. The art has been secured elsewhere for the foreseeable future and a temporary photography exhibit is in place. The Tate is a memorable building and... More 

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South Wales
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

It was a damp day and we are not sophisticated art-lovers but we thought we would go inside as the building itself is free to enter. Due to its building development the interior access is limited, however the entrance to the building has a large covered seating area and may be used as a shelter if required. The shop has... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

After telling my little 6 year old what an amazing place the Tate was, with paintings by Terry Frost and stunning colours and textures we arrived ready to go and so excited. We paid our entrance and was given a map for the kids to fill out. In the first gallery it was a black and white exhibition of photographs.... More 

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Penzance, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Beautiful looking building , so excited to be visiting the Tate Gallery , only to be really disappointed for both myself and my young daughter we were expecting bright exciting colours , and Barbara Hepworth pieces no where to be seen . I discussed my disappointment on leaving asking why we had not been made aware of this when we... More 

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West Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We bought a combined ticket for £6.60 each (concessions) for the Tate and also for the Barbara Hepworth museum. We enjoyed walking around the Barbara Hepworth sculpture garden but were disappointed with the Modern Lens exhibition at the Tate. It just wasn't our thing and we weren't aware in advance that there is no permanent exhibition at the museum where... More 

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Abingdon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

An amazing exhibition showing how photography relates to art in general and featuring work from around the world. The items were well-displayed and room guides were happy to discuss and advise. It is a pity that there is no permanent exhibition at Tate St Ives so any review inevitably will be out-of-date once that particular exhibition closes. Hopefully it will... More 

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

We visited the gallery whilst the modern lens exhibition was displaying, which was very disappointing. The actually gallery building itself is stunning, with fantastic views, but we left after no more than 15 minutes feeling bored and deflated. (I spent most of my time looking up at the ceiling and down the stairwell) We didn't purchase the combined ticket to... More 

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