Group visits to Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum

Group visitors in the gallery space at Tate St Ives © Tate

Book a group visit

For enquiries, call +44 (0)173 679 1177 or email stivesticketing@tate.org.uk

Admission prices

SCHOOLS, COLLEGES, UNIVERSITIES AND CONCESSIONS

For teachers in Cornwall, and students aged 18 and under, admission to Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is free. For Cornish Students over 18 years old, admission is £1.

For teachers not from the county of Cornwall, students over 18, and groups eligible for concessions* admission prices are:

  • £7.50 Tate St Ives
  • £5.00 Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • £11.00 Joint admission ticket for Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

*Concessions apply to groups of 60s and over, students over 18, visitors with disabilities and job seekers.

OTHER GROUPS

For groups of 18 year olds and under, admission to Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is free.

For groups of adults, admission prices are:

  • £8.50 Tate St Ives
  • £6.00 Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
  • £12.00 Joint admission ticket for Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Please read the benefits and rules for tour operators.

Although Tate St Ives is a national gallery, it is a relatively small venue. We take great care to manage the number of visitors at both our venues to ensure the best experience for everyone.

We are happy to take bookings for large parties, but we do ask that they split into groups of no more than 20 to allow access to other visitors – particularly at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

GUIDELINES FOR TOUR OPERATORS

Tour operators are not obliged to book ahead but should be aware that their clients will be charged individually on admission.

At the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, unbooked groups of 10 or more may be refused admission during busy periods.

WHY BOOK IN ADVANCE?

  • Lower admission rate for unlimited access into both sites all day
  • Avoid clashes with other large group tours; we’ll also advise in advance on any disruption to gallery spaces
  • We can offer a range of tours or activities for your group (ask for more information when you book)
  • We can advise on optimum visit times, the nature of the exhibitions, parking and other attractions in St Ives
  • We can provide a package of tickets to be collected on the door by your tour leader
  • We can accept credit card payment over the phone or cheque in the post prior to your visit (note: all group tickets must be paid for in advance)

BOOK A GROUP TOUR

  • Email stivesticketing@tate.org.uk or call +44 (0)1736 796 226 to make booking enquiries
  • We recommend at least two weeks’ notice to secure a date and time for your party
  • We are happy to take provisional numbers for attendees, which can be confirmed nearer the date of visit
  • We are an admission-charging gallery but can offer a reduced rate for pre-paid advance group tickets

Guided tours and workshops for groups

Guided tours and practical artist-led workshops are available to groups visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Museum. They can be tailored to suit specific requirements and special areas of interest.

Exhibition Tours

Teacher and pupils looking at Barbara Hepworth Stringed Figure (Curlew), Version II 1956 at Tate St Ives

Teacher and pupils looking at Barbara Hepworth Stringed Figure (Curlew), Version II 1956 at Tate St Ives

A 60-minute session at either Tate St Ives or the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden.

These talks will take the group around the whole venue exploring a range of different artworks on display and encouraging students to think critically and independently about their responses.

At Tate St Ives groups may choose to focus on Modern Art and St Ives or the temporary exhibition.

After the session your group may explore independently under teacher or group leader supervision.

DATES

Daily at 10.00–17.20

From November – February Tate St Ives is closed on Mondays and shuts at 16.20

PRICING

£70

Price per group session

Maximum group size 20 participants

Book via our web form

Ways-in

Group tour at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden © Tate

Group tour at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden © Tate

These 30-minute introductory talks are available at both Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden.

The guide will give an overview of the venue, select a small range of artworks to discuss, to give a flavour of the exhibition, and allow time for questions.

At Tate St Ives the talk will focus on either Modern Art & St Ives or the temporary exhibition.

After the session your group may explore independently under teacher or group leader supervision.

DATES

Daily at 10.00–17.20

From November – February Tate St Ives is closed on Mondays and shuts at 16.20

PRICING

£50

Price per group session

Maximum group size 20 participants

Book via our web form

Sketch book tours

Schoolchildren with sketchbooks at Tate St Ives © Tate

Schoolchildren with sketchbooks at Tate St Ives © Tate

A 90-minute session at either Tate St Ives or the Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, led by an artist educator.

Group members will be given a sketchbook and pencil to keep and the artist will use other resources and drawing materials during the session.

Participants will be encouraged to respond creatively using a range of recording techniques, with the emphasis on being able to develop work independently after the session.

At Tate St Ives, groups may choose to focus on Modern Art and St Ives or the temporary exhibition.

After the session your group may explore independently under adult or group leader supervision.

DATES

Daily at 10.00–17.20

From November – February Tate St Ives is closed on Mondays and shuts at 16.20

PRICING

£100

Price per group session

Maximum group size 20 participants

Book via our web form