Patrick Heron, ‘Horizontal Stripe Painting : November 1957 - January 1958’ 1957–8
Patrick Heron
Horizontal Stripe Painting : November 1957 - January 1958 1957–8
© The estate of Patrick Heron

We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family safely back

All visitors, including Members, will need to book a timed ticket online before visiting. There are one-way routes around the gallery, guiding you through rooms in the collection.

Book a timed ticket

Find out more information in our commonly asked questions below.

Yes we’re asking all visitors to book a timed ticket online in advance. This is so we can manage the number of people in the galleries at any one time and ensure everyone can keep a safe distance.

Entry into Tate St Ives is £9.50 for adults, or £10.50 with a donation. Concessions are £8.50 or £9.50 with a donation. 18s and under get in for free. Activities and events charge £1 admission per adult.

There are no family programmes running at the moment. This is so we can follow social distancing measures safely. We do have paper trails you can pick up at the gallery.

Visit our Café on the top floor to enjoy a seasonal menu and views over the Atlantic Ocean. The café is open for breakfast, lunch and traditional cream teas.

As well as a child-friendly menu, we also offer younger visitors an activity sheet and crayons.

High chairs are available on request.

You can breastfeed wherever you feel comfortable. For privacy head to parent and baby room on level 3, in the exhibition space.

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.

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.

Holiday Activities


Tate St Ives Barbara Hepworth Garden

Explore the magical Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden with our family trail. Have fun with the activities, write a postcard to Barbara and make your own mini sculpture.

Available daily, 10.00 – 16.00, £3

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

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