Tate St Ives

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Tate St Ives is a sister art gallery to Tate Britain, Tate Modern and Tate Liverpool. I remember this gallery being built on the site of a former gas works, when I was attending schooling in St Ives - so it still feels "new" to me - although it opened way back in 1993. A grand building, with a pillared entrance, it certainly stands out in a town otherwise dominated by small fisherman's cottages. The location of the gallery is one of its attractions - set back slightly from Porthmeor beach - with its golden sands and rolling waves. The view from the cafe terrace is superb - you can look left to the Clodgy Point headland or right to the rocky Island with its little chapel and coast guard watch. Straight ahead, admire the surfers riding the energy from the Atlantic ocean. No stranger to St Ives, Tate took over the management of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden back in 1980. This gallery will really appeal to you if you enjoy modern works of art. Much of the work here is from local artists and especially the local modernist movement from the 1920s and onward. There are regular exhibitions featured - and I'd recommend a visit to the Tate St Ives web pages - linked to on this page - to check what's on during your visit. Photo Credits: By Sarah Charlesworth, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=13926810
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  • Porthmeor Beach, Saint Ives TR26 1TG, UK
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    Standard 9.50 - 10.50 GBP
    Students 8.50 GBP
    Members 0.00 GBP
    Kids 0.00 GBP Under 18
    Seniors 8.50 GBP
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