Tate St Ives
From 18 March all Tate galleries are closed
Inspiring art and breath-taking scenery
Inspiring art and breath-taking scenery meet at Tate St Ives. The iconic gallery overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, and showcases some of the best-loved British artworks of the twentieth century alongside an ever-changing programme of exhibitions embracing the best of British and International modern and contemporary art.
Discover how a small fishing town became an art capital of the world
Discover how a small fishing town became an art capital of the world, and how St Ives became famous as a centre of abstract art after the second world war. Encounter iconic art works by celebrated figures including Barbara Hepworth, Peter Lanyon, Sandra Blow and Patrick Heron. The displays reveal the relationships between artists associated with St Ives and wider events in art history, also featuring work from the Tate Collection by Henri Matisse, Mark Rothko, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Pauline Boty and Lubaina Hamid.
Continuing the legacy
The gallery highlights the far-reaching influence of modern artists associated with St Ives and continues the legacy of Internationalism, experimentation and radicalism that distinguished their work, through an ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events.
Joint tickets: Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Just a 10-minute walk from the gallery through St Ives you can discover the magical home and unique garden of one of the greatest sculptors of the twentieth century. Over 30 sculptures in bronze, stone and wood, are on display in the magical garden and museum.
Free daily tours
Join a member of our team for informal tours – see our website for dates and times
Lates, Events, talks and tours
We have an ever-changing programme of exciting events – see our website for more information or follow us on social media for the latest updates.
Play, make, explore and create. Make art together and explore the exhibitions. Every holiday we run a series of events and activities inspired by the fantastic artwork in the galleries. Plus I-Spy trails, takeover days, Toddle Tate, and special events.
Eating and shopping
Our café has spectacular views over the old town of St Ives and the Atlantic Ocean. It’s a must visit for coffee, lunch, afternoon tea or a glass of wine. Our menus change seasonally, ingredients are sourced locally where possible and all dishes are made fresh from scratch on the premises by our talented chef. Our shop offers a unique range of gifts inspired by local landscapes and artists, and a fantastic range of art books.
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Inspiring art and breath-taking scenery meet at Tate St Ives. The iconic gallery overlooks the Atlantic Ocean, and showcases some of the best-loved British artworks of the twentieth century alongside an ever-changing programme of exhibitions embracing the best of British and International modern and contemporary art. Buy a joint ticket to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.