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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

The Tate is in a very good spot although not very easy to find. The artwork is in the main concentrated on a small number of artists and you can be in and out in half an hour. Not value for money at £7 each.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Lovely to see the permanent collection of the famous St Ives artists but best of all is the design of the gallery - the windows and their changing views have to be seen to be believed and the use of colour and clever architecture is fantastic.

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London
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

You MUST do the tour, otherwise you miss the most amazing information. Not just about modern art but about the building, which has the most intriguing history. One wall is massive and reflects the sea. Magical and ever changing but always stunning. Ann Porter was our excellent guide and she is passionate and tuned in. We learnt so much. Loved... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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51 attraction reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

St Ives has something of a split personality: the cheery beach based holiday resort; and the internationally recognised centre for art. The latter can sometimes seem very contrived with galleries competing with each other at every turn, giving a sense of nostalgically aching for past glories. However you react to these, the Tate Gallery is the real thing. Dedicated to... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The best thing about the Tate St. Ives is the cafe and the beautiful views of the ocean you have from the dining room. Admittedly, I'm not a fan of modern art, but, even so, the amount of art on display is amazingly small. I frankly don't know if there are as many as 100 pieces on display. They have... More

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Penarth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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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6 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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

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

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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