Tate St Ives

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

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 Winner

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday 10.00–16.20

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1TG

Exhibitions and displays

Display

Modern Art and St Ives

Explore the history of modern art in St Ives

Exhibition

Nashashibi / Skaer Thinking through other artists

Until 6 Jan 2019

Travel to Gauguin's Tahiti and beyond through the work of two leading British artists

Exhibition

Amie Siegel: Provenance

Until 6 Jan 2019

A film work of cinematic scale, Provenance traces in reverse the global trade in furniture from the Indian city of ...

Events

Workshop

Tate Create: Christmas Holidays

27 Dec 2018 - 3 Jan 2019

Festive Art Zone

Tour

Tate Around Town: Guided Art Tours

Every Tue

Discover how a small fishing town became an art capital of the world

Tour

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden: Daily Tour

Every Tuesday–Sunday at 12.00–12.30

Find out more about this leading figure in the international art scene

Getting Here

Address

Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1TG

Directions

ON FOOT

The gallery and museum are within walking distance of St Ives town centre and Porthmeor beach.

BY TRAIN

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:

BY COACH

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.

BY BUS

There are regular local bus services to and from St Ives.

BY CAR

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.

BY AIR

The nearest airport is in Newquay, the regional commercial airport for Cornwall.

Collection on display

Plan your visit

Getting Started

List

Five Artworks Inspired by St Ives

See St Ives and the surrounding Cornish landscape through the eyes of the artists who made the area their home

Tate Kids Sculpture

Soap Carving

Be inspired by Barbara Hepworth and create a sculpture from a bar of soap!

Podcast

Walks of art: Emma Gannon on Barbara Hepworth and St Ives

Discover a place known for its pottery, boats, beaches and beatniks

Exhibition Guide

Nashashibi/Skaer

Listen to artists Rosalind Nashashibi and Lucy Skaer discuss their exhibition at Tate St Ives

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).

Cornwall Residents Annual Locals Pass: £5 - please bring proof of address for purchase.

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.

£18/£14 concessions, available from all participating venues.

Art Fund Museum of the Year 2018 Winner

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday 10.00–16.20

Winter hours

November – February

Tuesday to Sunday 10.00–16.20

Last admission 16.00

Accessibility

Accessible car parking

Tate St Ives

We have one designated parking bay in the Barnoon Car Park for visitors who are either blue badge holders, who for those who can’t access the gallery via the drop off and access slope. Please book these spaces in advance, giving 24 hours’ notice where possible.

Once you have parked, please enter via the Staff Entrance across the level terrace, approximately 10 meters from the parking spaces. The Security team will help you into the lift to be taken to Gallery 8. From here there is another lift to the shop and cafe. Let the Security team know if you would like any assistance and a member of our Visitor Experience team will show you the way.

If you have booked a scooter or a wheelchair, these can also be collected from the main entrance (step free access).

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Wheelchair provision

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Three wheelchairs are available to reserve for free 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 giving 24 hours’ notice where possible.

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, giving 24 hours’ notice where possible..

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Entrance

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There is one main entrance to the gallery. If you require a disabled car parking space, please see the Accessible car parking section of this page.

  • There is a ramp into the main entrance from Porthmeor Beach.
  • A flight of steps with a handrail
  • From here, there is lift access to all areas of the gallery

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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Blind and visually impaired visitors

audio introduction

This 10 min introduction describes the architechure, layout and gives a brief taste of the exhibitions.
With thanks to Art Fund and VocalEyes.

Listen to the introduction here

Guide dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available – just ask a member of staff.

Large print guides

Large print exhibition guides are available in each gallery. Please ask a member of the Visitor Experience team. Guides are printed on grey paper with black print to reduce contrast.

Tate App audio Tour

The audio tour is designed to give you an insight into the artworks featured once you are in front of them. It is not designed to navigate you through the gallery to each work. The Tate App is free to download, and can be downloaded on the free Tate St Ives wifi.

  • The audio tours talks you through the highlights in the Modern Art and St Ives Display.
  • Each work is thoroughly described as the narrator draws your attention to each feature of the painting, sculpture or installation.

Talking Art

A morning of making and talking designed for blind or partially sighted visitors and friends. Detailed spoken descriptions of the works on display and an opportunity to handle some of the objects. Practical activities will bring the artworks to life. The next Talking Art workshop is on the 17 November 2018. More information can be found here.

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Assistance dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available – just ask a member of staff.

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Dyslexic visitors

Large print captions are available in all galleries. Ask at the exhibition entrance.

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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

Toilets

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.

Lift

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

Cloakroom and lockers

There is an unmanned cloakroom with lockers next to the admissions desk at the entrance to Tate St Ives. Lockers require an unrefundable £1 coin. Buggies can also be stored here, subject to space availability.

Seating

Stools are available throughout the galleries. To get a stool, ask a member of staff or at the Information desk. There is a bench outside the gallery, and within the exhibition space.

Disabled visitors

Provision and activities for disabled visitors

Café

The Cafe is located on the fourth floor, and caters for all dietry requirements. Please call in advance if you have any specific concerns or requirements.

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

Shop

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

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Concessionary admission

The concessions rate applies to senior citizens, students, job seekers and disabled visitors.

Those 18 and under can enter the galleries for free.

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Contact us

For:

  • general information to plan your visit
  • booking an event
  • group reservations
  • wheelchair reservations
  • accessible car park reservations
  • membership and ticketing services

Email visiting.stives@tate.org.uk
Call 0173 679 6226
TextPhone 18801 702 7400

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