Tate St Ives Art Galleries

Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
TR26 1TG


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In 1928 the meeting of Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood began the development of St Ives as an artists' colony. With the outbreak of war in 1939, Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo settled in St Ives, establishing in West Cornwall an outpost for the abstract avant-garde. Tate St Ives opened in June 1993 and offers a unique introduction to modern art, where many works can be viewed in the surroundings and atmosphere which inspired them.

Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 and of international modern art.

Opening Hours

March - October Monday - Sunday 10.00 - 17.30

November - February Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.30

Changes to Displays

Tate St Ives will be closed for rehanging on the following dates:

10 - 21 Jan 2005

3 - 13 May 2005

26 Sept - 7 Oct 2005

During these closed and restricted access periods the shop, cafe and Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden remain open.


Cafe, Shop, Baby Changing Facilities, Parent and Baby Room, Ramped Access, Adapted Toilet, BSL Communicators for the deaf - available on request

Attraction Details

VenueTate St Ives
AddressPorthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1TG
Opening times10am - 5.30pm
Entry costs
Attraction typeArt Galleries


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