Alfred Wallis
Houses at St Ives, Cornwall (?c.1928–1933)

Welcome to Tate St Ives

Booking is recommended, but tickets for both the collection and exhibitions are available on the door.

Members and Locals Pass holders enjoy unlimited free entry with no need to book, simply bring along your card. Members can also bring up to 6 children for free to any exhibition.

Find out more information in our commonly asked questions below.

Events for families

Things to do

Tate St Ives family events and activities

Tate St Ives family events and activities © Tate

Games to play in the gallery

You don’t need to be an expert to look at or talk about art. Don’t feel you have to ‘get it’ to enjoy it – take whatever you like from a piece.

You and your family can try these activities in any of the galleries. Remember its ok to talk at Tate! Its ok to make some noise!

Strike a pose

Get your child to secretly choose an artwork with a person in it. Once they have looked carefully at the pose, find a space in the room and encourage them to try to recreate the pose. The rest of the group can then try and spot the artwork the pose came from

Give us a clue

Encourage your child to find a portrait in the gallery that reminds them of someone in your group; someone famous; someone you all know (perhaps a neighbour or a friend). With the help of clues, the rest of the group can guess the chosen person

See it from their perspective

Get down to your child’s height and see what they see. The change in eye-level might make you think and feel differently

Art Adventurers Town Trail

Are you ready for an art adventure in St Ives? As you follow our map around the town, learn about the artists that lived and worked here.

Get busy on the beach making marks, explore a hidden garden and find patterns in nature. Doodle, draw and note it all in your very own artist sketchbook.

Pick up a pack from the gallery for £3 with everything you need to explore and get creative.

Hepworth Trail

Have fun exploring the museum and sculpture garden with the Hepworth Family Activity Trail.

Designed for adults and children to have fun together whilst discovering the magical environment that was Hepworth’s home and studio.

Pick up a pack from the front desk at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden for £3. The trail pack includes a sketchbook and simple art materials.

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