A mere stone’s throw from the popular Porthmeor Beach, the Tate St Ives building is part of the wider Tate family and offers engaging seasonal exhibitions in a spot that boasts stunning views of the beach.
Celebrating the rich history of St Ives, the gallery is home to dramatic exhibition spaces with a regular rotation of modern art, including exhibitions that celebrate the sea and its nearby landscapes.
The gallery also has its own Visitor Centre located right next door, boasting a gift shop where visitors can explore and purchase prints, books, gifts and more. The on-site cafe is a pleasant spot to enjoy light refreshments while taking in the stunning sea views. The cafe also features a rooftop terrace complete with transparent walls to protect visitors from the wind.
Opened in 1993, the Tate St Ives also manages the much-loved Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden in St Ives, where the celebrated 20th century sculptor lived and worked from 1949 to 1975. The workshop still holds many of her tools, materials and incomplete projects and offers a fascinating insight into her processes and inspirations.
The gallery and museum are each within easy walking distance of St Ives town centre. Parking in St Ives can be limited, but there is a Park & Ride service in the summer months that runs from St Erth and Lelant Saltings stations. To find out more about current and upcoming exhibitions, visit http://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-st-ives.