Tate Gallery St. Ives

Tate Gallery St. Ives

Situated above stunning Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives unique architecture recalls the ‘White Relief’ works of the artist Ben Nicholson, as well as the unexpected twists and turns of the town of St Ives itself. The gallery offers a varied exhibition and events programme of international modern and contemporary art within the unique cultural context of St Ives including works from the Tate Collection. Tate St Ives also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, which offers a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain’s most important 20th century artists.

The Tate St Ives was built between 1988 and 1993 on the site of an old gasworks, it now receives around 210,000 visitors each year. In 2015, it received funding for an expansion, doubling the size of the gallery, and closed in October 2015 for refurbishment. The gallery reopened in March 2017.

Home of post-war British Modernism, St Ives provides the artistic foundations for Tate St Ives. The gallery was built to celebrate the Modernists as well as the surroundings and atmosphere that inspired them. The St Ives Modernists included such artists as Barbara Hepworth, Ben Nicholson, Naum Gabo, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron, Terry Frost and Sandra Blow.


Until 3 September 2017

Open daily

10.00–-17.20 (last admission 17.00)


Tel: 01736 796226

Email: visiting.stives@tate.org.uk