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Address: | Porthmeor Beach, St Ives TR26 1TG, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 796226
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Tate St Ives will be closed until Friday 31st March 2017.

The refurbishment...

Tate St Ives will be closed until Friday 31st March 2017.

The refurbishment of the existing Tate St Ives building has proved more complex than anticipated. After careful consideration we have decided to continue the building work through the year and we will reopen the refurbished Tate St Ives in March 2017. We will continue work on the new galleries and building over the summer 2017. The fully completed new Tate St Ives, encompassing the existing building and the extension, will open in autumn 2017. The planned exhibition season for summer 2016, The Studio and The Sea will open to the public on Friday 31 March 2017.

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Tate gallery st ives

This is ok for a visit, not too sure about the art as its a bit different and I'm more the traditional paintings kind of person. If your into a different way of thinking then... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This is ok for a visit, not too sure about the art as its a bit different and I'm more the traditional paintings kind of person. If your into a different way of thinking then this might be for you. The cafe is nice and the food is good. Been to the one in London and was impressed with some... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Somewhere to go for 5 minutes out of the rain... Such a waste of a fine venue – so sad it's not even good for a laugh – in my opinion.

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TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your recent visit and I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the experience. Since 30th September 2015 the gallery has been closed for a lengthy period of refurbishment and extension work. We will reopen to the public on Friday 31st March 2017 with a new exhibition, The Studio and The Sea. The show... More 

Welwyn, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited last year before it was closed for refurbishment. I always try to visit when in teh area. A little o the small side, but I enjoy the tours and hearing about the works on display from the knowledgeable staff. I also enjoy looking around the well stocked gift shop.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lots to look at which kept the children entertained and a children's activity pack. Views from the gallery on to st Ives were great. Children (and us) keen to go back

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

closed for extensive works a sign suggested visiting their location nearby by it turned out to be just a shop I would have liked some indication of the work going on pity

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TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. Our Visitor Centre, which also serves as a temporary Tate bookshop, has information and a digital display outlining our building project. In addition to this, staff are more than happy to answer any questions you might have. Since 30th September 2015, the gallery has been closed for a lengthy period of refurbishment and extension work.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

I'm sure it much be very interesting when opened, but it closed down for refurbishment.... got quite disappointed, but it's for a better cause i'm sure.

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Truro, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Love the Tate, some pieces make you scratch your head, some make you smile, others you think "I could do that" but there are great works which have been done locally with artists who used plastic from ww2 aircrafts during the war. Usually atleast one fun installation. room full of ballons to ceiling. Go get some culture

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Bridport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Hi Rankinfoodie here. I like art and art galleries. The original building here never worked well. Too little space. And a huge part of the front a circular void of no architectural merit. Let's hope the new extension makes this a building worth visiting.

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Torquay, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

I have never been made to feel so unwelcome at an attraction my entire life. I took my two children, aged 9 and 3, and we were treated like we simply were not welcome. My 9 year old, on several occasions, was asked not to get too close to exhibits that he was standing respectively far from, even while stood... More 

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TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and please accept my sincere apologies if staff at Tate St Ives appeared unhelpful or rude. One of the duties of staff invigilating the galleries is to protect the artwork on display but I'm sorry if this came across as heavy handed on the day of your visit. We welcome families with young children and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016 via mobile

Disappointed it's closed so difficult to rate. Understand it reopens something in 2017. We had really wanted to visit but it's not obvious from all the posters in the town it's closed until you actually go to the place

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TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Tate Gallery St. Ives, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and I'm sorry to hear you found us closed on arrival. Since 30th September 2015, the gallery has been closed for a lengthy period of refurbishment and extension work. Our next exhibition, The Studio and The Sea will open to the public on Friday 31 March 2017. The show features work by artist Jessica Warboys... More 

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