Plug in, switch on, activate!
Join us for a guided walk through St Ives to discover the story of the artists who called this special place home and earned the town its worldwide artistic reputation.
Drop into the studio and experience our interactive art installation by artist Torsten Lauschmann. Visitors are invited to play, explore and improvise.
Tate St Ives Project
Coming in 2017
Tate St Ives is closed until Friday 31 March 2017 due to major construction work inside the building.
The Visitor Centre next door to the gallery offers information about activities, exhibitions and events over this period. Find out more about the project.
Tate St Ives is closed until Friday 31 March 2017 due to major construction work.
The gallery and museum are within walking distance of St Ives town centre and Porthmeor beach.
A frequent rail service operates between London Paddington and St Ives via Reading, Exeter, Plymouth, Bodmin, Truro, St Erth and Penzance. A local train service operates from St Erth to St Ives. For train times and booking see:
There are daily National Express coach services from Victoria Coach Station, London. These services travel via Heathrow, Plymouth, Liskeard, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, St Ives and Penzance – stopping at most small towns en route.
There are regular local bus services to and from St Ives.
St Ives is a 15–20 minute drive from the A30. On reaching the town, follow the brown signs to Tate St Ives. Please be aware that parking in St Ives is limited.
Shuttle bus service
A shuttle bus service runs throughout the year between the Trenwith Coach and Car Park and the town centre, which is a five minute walk from Tate St Ives. For details call St Ives Tourist Information on +44 (0)1736 796297.
Park and ride service – peak season
A train park and ride service operates from St Erth and Lelant Saltings stations between the end of May and the end of September. Visitors using the service receive £1 off Tate St Ives admission.
The nearest airport is in Newquay, the regional commercial airport for Cornwall.