Tate St Ives

Visit the iconic Tate St Ives gallery, overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

Finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–17.20

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG

Exhibitions and displays


Modern Art and St Ives

Explore the history of modern art in St Ives


Patrick Heron

Until 30 Sep 2018

Celebrate one of Britain’s most acclaimed artists in this major retrospective of his work


A Conversation with Light and Form: Rana Begum: 19 May – 30 September 2018

The works in this room respond to themes in the collection displays or the temporary exhibitions programme



Beach Art Explorers

Every Wed, 1–29 Aug 2018
Explore the beach and get inspired!

A Closer Look: Robert Holyhead

11 Aug 2018

Special spotlight talks with curators, writers and guests

Food and drink

Sunset Tap Takeover with Harbour Brewing Co

28 Jun 2018, 30 Aug 2018

Join us for a Sunset Tap Takeover over Porthmeor Beach with Harbour Brewing

Getting Here


Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall 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.

Collection on display

Plan your visit

School visits to Tate St Ives

Bring your class to Tate St Ives for free


Visit Tate St Ives with your family

Find out about what's on offer for families at Tate St Ives and make the most out of your visit

Tate St Ives Locals’ Pass

Get unlimited entry to Tate St Ives with our new pass for Cornwall residents 

Getting Started

In Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives Shop

Artists and the local landscape are the focus of the shop at Tate St Ives

Café at Tate St Ives

On the top floor of the gallery with spectacular views over St Ives, Porthmeor Beach and the Atlantic Ocean

Admission Information

Entry details

Entry to Tate St Ives is £10.50/£9.40 (without donation £9.50/£8.50).

Combined ticket for Tate St Ives/Barbara Hepworth Museum Sculpture Garden. One day visit to each site over 7 days £14.50/£13.20 concessions (without donation £13/£12)

Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift Aid.

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

Discounted tickets for pre-paid groups of 10 or more (all groups must be pre-booked).

Free entry for Tate Members, 18s and under.

All visitors travelling to the gallery or museum by public transport receive £1 off admission on production of a valid ticket at the time of purchase (not to be used in conjunction with any other offer). For more information on public transport to the gallery visist Traveline or call on +44 (0)8712 002 233.

Art Pass

Enjoy seven days unlimited access to Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, the Leach Pottery, Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange.

£15/£10 concessions, available from all participating venues.

Finalist for Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018

Opening times

Monday to Sunday 10.00–17.20

Last admission 17.00

Winter hours

(November – February)

Tuesday to Sunday 10.00–16.20, Last admission 16.00.


Accessible car parking

Tate St Ives

We have a designated parking bay for disabled visitors. Please call 01736 791177 to reserve this space for the duration of your visit.

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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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Tate St Ives

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 0173 679 6226
TextPhone 18801 702 7400

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