Exhibitions and displays
Explore the history of modern art in St Ives
Discover art from 1850 to the present, inspired by the writing of this celebrated author
Celebrate one of Britain’s most acclaimed artists in this major retrospective of his work
Get creative and have some fabulous holiday fun at Tate Create
An opportunity to delve deeper into the arts heritage of St Ives
Enjoy after hours access to the exhibitions with accompanying special events
Although they did not see themselves as part of a group or school, the term St Ives School is often used to refer to the artists associated with the fishing town of St Ives in West Cornwall, which became a centre for modern and abstract developments in British art from the 1940s to the 1960s
Virginia Woolf’s radical feminist approach to writing has inspired generations of writers and artists. As a forthcoming exhibition at Tate St Ives will reveal, St Ives and its context played an important role in developing her ideas
Be inspired by nature and use found objects to make your own unique paintings
See St Ives and the surrounding Cornish landscape through the eyes of the artists who made the area their home
Discover a place known for its pottery, boats, beaches and beatniks
Entry to Tate St Ives is £10.50/£9.40 concessions (without donation £9.50/£8.50)
Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift Aid
Concessions apply to 60s and over, students over 18, visitors with disabilities, job seekers.
Discounted tickets for pre-paid groups of 10 or more (all groups must be pre-booked).
Free entry for Tate Members, 18s and under.
All visitors travelling to the gallery or museum by public transport receive £1 off admission on production of a valid ticket at the time of purchase (not to be used in conjunction with any other offer). For more information on public transport to the gallery call Traveline on +44 (0)8712 002 233 or visit travelinesw.com
Monday to Sunday 10.00–17.20
Last admission 17.00
(November – February)
Tuesday to Sunday 10.00–16.20, Last admission 16.00.
The gallery and museum are within walking distance of St Ives town centre and Porthmeor beach.
A frequent rail service operates between London Paddington and St Ives via Reading, Exeter, Plymouth, Bodmin, Truro, St Erth and Penzance. A local train service operates from St Erth to St Ives. For train times and booking see:
There are daily National Express coach services from Victoria Coach Station, London. These services travel via Heathrow, Plymouth, Liskeard, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, St Ives and Penzance – stopping at most small towns en route.
There are regular local bus services to and from St Ives.
St Ives is a 15–20 minute drive from the A30. On reaching the town, follow the brown signs to Tate St Ives. Please be aware that parking in St Ives is limited.
Shuttle bus service
A shuttle bus service runs throughout the year between the Trenwith Coach and Car Park and the town centre, which is a five minute walk from Tate St Ives. For details call St Ives Tourist Information on +44 (0)1736 796297.
Park and ride service – peak season
A train park and ride service operates from St Erth and Lelant Saltings stations between the end of May and the end of September. Visitors using the service receive £1 off Tate St Ives admission.
The nearest airport is in Newquay, the regional commercial airport for Cornwall.