Tate St Ives



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Home of post-war British Modernism, St Ives provides the artistic foundations for Tate St Ives. Opened in 1993, the gallery celebrates the surroundings and atmosphere that inspired the Modernists, on a spectacular spot above Porthmeor Beach. Tate St Ives is the only Tate gallery without a permanent collection, instead, the three seasons of exhibitions each year embrace the best of Modern and Contemporary Art. Please note: Tate St Ives will be closed from October 2015 for the building of an extension. The estimated reopening is Spring 2017. Check their website for confirmation of opening hours.

Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach, ST IVES, TR26 1TG
Phone : 01736 796226


  • Parking nearby
  • Cafe
  • Fully accessible
  • Facilities: Access ramp, lift, wheelchairs
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Closed until Spring 2017 due to building works. Usual opening times are May-Oct, daily 10-5.20; Nov-Apr, Tue-Sun 10-4.20 (last admission 20mins before closing)

About the area

Discover Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

Cornwall has just about everything – wild moorland landscapes, glorious river valley scenery, picturesque villages and miles of breathtaking coastline. With more than 80 surfing spots, there are plenty of sporting enthusiasts who also make their way here to enjoy wave-surfing, kite surfing and blokarting.

In recent years, new or restored visitor attractions have attracted even more visitors to the region; the Eden Project is famous for its giant geodesic domes housing exotic plants from different parts of the globe, while nearby the Lost Gardens of Heligan has impressive kitchen gardens and a wildlife hide.

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