Commonly asked questions


How much does it cost to visit?

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.

Where can we eat?

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.

Where can I breastfeed?

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

Where are the 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.

Where are the 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.

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.

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

More for families

Shop Kids

Inspire young minds with our carefully chosen collections of toys, books, clothing, gifts and much more, created especially for kids

Tate Kids Sculpture

Soap Carving

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

Tate Kids Paint and Draw

Make Your Own Wrapping Paper

Do some potato printing and make some arty designs to wrap your presents with!

Tate Kids Paint and Draw

Make a Sand Art Picture

Grab some sand and create some art inspired by the seaside!