Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives is closed until Spring 2017. The Barbara Hepworth Museum is open daily

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1TG

In Tate St Ives

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Discover the magical home and unique garden of artist Barbara Hepworth
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Visitor Centre and Shop

Come to our Visitor Centre and browse gifts, books and art or purchase tickets for the Barbara Hepworth Museum


Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden Tour

Daily tours


Join a member of the gallery team for an informal introduction of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

Tate St Ives Social

Tate St Ives Look Groups

29 Oct 2016, 5 Nov 2016, 9 Nov 2016, 12 Nov 2016, 19 Nov 2016, 22 Nov 2016, 26 Nov 2016, 3 Dec 2016
Tate St Ives Special Event

Tate Around Town Art Tours

Every Tue, Fri–Sat

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.

Tate St Ives Project

Tate St Ives Project

A refurbishment and extension project which will expand, improve and transform Tate St Ives.

Coming in 2017

Tate St Ives Exhibition

The Studio and The Sea

31 Mar – 3 Sep 2017

A season of two exhibitions about the ceramics studio, the ocean and the landscape.

Admission information

Entry details

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.

Opening times

Tate St Ives is closed until Friday 31 March 2017 due to major construction work.

Getting here

Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
TR26 1TG


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.


Accessible car parking

Parking spaces for disabled visitors to Tate St Ives

Pay and display accessible car parking spaces are available about 100 metres from Tate St Ives. There is also a drop off point directly outside the gallery.

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Wheelchair Provision

Tate St Ives
Three wheelchairs are available at Tate St Ives. You can either book them in advance, or ask a member of staff on arrival. Please call +44 (0)173 679 6226.
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
If you require a wheelchair, please let us know before you visit. Call +44 (0)173 679 6226 or +44 (0)173 679 1102.

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Guide Dogs & Hearing Dogs

Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden both welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs.

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There is an accessible ramp at Tate St Ives suitable for wheelchairs.
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
There are steps and uneven surfaces at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden that make access difficult.
For this reason wheelchair access is by prior appointment only. Call +44 (0)173 679 6226 or +44(0)173 679 1102.

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Facilities at Tate St Ives

Information desk

The Information desk at Tate St Ives is located three metres away from the front entrance. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have about the artworks, building and facilities.

  • There is level access to the Information desk from the entrance
  • Lighting levels are bright
  • Seating is available in the foyer


Accessible toilets are located on the third floor at Tate St Ives.

Baby changing facilities

  • The Parent and Baby Room is on the third floor. It can accommodate a pushchair or wheelchair.
  • There are also baby changing facilities in the main toilets.


The lift at Tate St Ives is suitable for wheelchair users. It gives access to all floors at the gallery.


There is a free, unmanned cloakroom next to the admissions desk at the entrance to Tate St Ives. Buggies can also be stored here, subject to space availability.


Stools are available in the galleries. To get a stool, ask a member of staff or at the Information desk.

Disabled visitors

Provision and activities for disabled visitors


  • All areas of the Café are accessible for wheelchair users
  • The Café is waiter-service; staff are happy to help if you need assistance


The Shop is accessible for wheelchair users. It is located on the second floor.

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Contact Us

Email visiting.stives@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)173 679 6226
TextPhone 18801 702 7400

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