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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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The Tate is closed for building an extension

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
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 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Despite advertising that the Tate was reopening in May 2016 we discovered on arrival that it was in fact shut until March 2017. Surprisingly there was no publicity in the town advising visitors of this. However the cafe in front of the Tate was good with stunning sea views.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

Just brilliant lovely place excellent art work People very friendly. Even though it was raining luckily it was not too busy

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Tarporley, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We were looking forward to visiting The Tate in St Ives. However, although there were lots of signs directing you to it, it wasn't easy to find. When we asked a local shopkeeper for directions we were informed that it was closed for the next year! Disappointed that this was not advertised anywhere.

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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 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

Unable to write a review for the Tate as its closed and would seem to be so for the year. There doesn't appear to be any notice of this closure around the town. It has, however got a visitors centre and information office which won't actually take you long to look round, nor provide you with anywhere to eat although... More 

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Matlock, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

This gallery is in a fantastic locatoin near the sea front and houses some very challenging and quirky exhibits some of which will make you smile and some which may repel you but all of which should make you think a bit. The cafe has wonderful views and serves good interesting fare.

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