Welcome to Tate St Ives

Scroll down to see what there is to do at Tate St Ives for families. We have free family activities and events all year round. Explore the galleries and take a break in one of our cafés.

Entry into Tate St Ives is £9.50 for adults, with 18s and under get in for free. Activities and events charge £1 admission per adult

We are ready for you and your kids. You can breastfeed wherever you feel comfortable, for privacy head to parent and baby room on level 3, in the exhibition space. There are baby-changing facilities on level 3. Complete your trip to the shop to pick up pocket money gifts.

Family events this summer

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Super Sunday

18 Nov 2018

It’s gallery takeover time for families!

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Toddle Tate

Second Tuesday of each month, except August

Play, explore, create and investigate art in these sessions for toddlers

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Tate Create

28 Jul – 31 Aug 2018, 20–28 Oct 2018, 27 Dec 2018 – 4 Jan 2019

Get creative and have some fabulous holiday fun at Tate Create

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Beach Art Explorers

Every Wed, 1–29 Aug 2018

Draw and explore on Porthmeor Beach this summer holiday

Where to start

What's on for families at Tate St Ives

From regular daily and weekend activities to special events in the school holidays, find out what’s on for families.

Games to play in the gallery

Tate St Ives family events and activities

Tate St Ives family events and activities © Tate

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

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