Visiting Tate St Ives

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Tate St Ives

Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
TR26 1TG

Telephone: 01736 796226
(international +44 1736 796226)
E-mail: visiting.stives@tate.org.uk

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

Barnoon Hill
St Ives
TR26 1AD

Telephone: 01736 796226
(international +44 1736 796226)

Gallery Closure for Re-Hang

Please note the galleries will be closed for rehang from Monday 22 September until and including Friday 3 October.

Opening Hours

Tate St Ives

March – October
Daily 10.00–17.20
Last admission 17.00

November – February
Tuesday – Sunday 10.00–16.20
Last admission 16.00

Closed 24, 25 and 26 December.

Tate St Ives closes for rehanging on the following dates:

14 - 25 January 2008
12 - 23 May 2008
22 September - 3 October 2008
12 - 23 January 2009

During these periods the shop, café and Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden remain open.

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

March - October
Open every day 10.00 - 17.20, last admission 17.00
November - February
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.20, last admission 16.00

The Garden closes at 16.20 or dusk, whichever is earlier


To book call 01736 796226.

Joint Site Admission £8.75 (£4.50 concessions)

Tate St Ives Only £5.75 (£3.25 concessions)

Barbara Hepworth Museum Only £4.75 (£2.75 concessions)

Free Admission

Admission is free for Tate Members and people aged 18 and under.

Admission to the Barbara Hepworth Museum may be restricted in the high season to prevent overcrowding.

Art Pass
art pass

The Art Pass offers visitors a unique opportunity to enjoy amazing architecture and views, local and international art, historic and contemporary work on display at six outstanding venues across West Cornwaxll! For the first time Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Leach Pottery, Penlee House Gallery & Museum, and Newlyn Art Gallery & the Exchange have worked together to help visitors get more out of Penwith’s rich artistic offering.

The Art Pass costs £12 (concessions £7), and gives the cardholder unlimited access to Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Leach Pottery and Penlee House Gallery & Museum for a seven day period. Although Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange are free to visit, cardholders receive a 10% discount in both of their shops. The Art Pass will be available from all the organisations taking part in the initiative.


Getting Here

Map of Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum enlarge

On Foot

The Gallery is within walking distance of St Ives town centre and Porthmeor beach.

By Train

A frequent rail service operates between Paddington and St Ives via Reading, Exeter, Plymouth, Bodmin, Truro, St Erth and Penzance, stopping at most smaller stations en route. A scenic branch line operates from St Erth to St Ives. Detailed information on these services, facilities and fares can be obtained by telephoning the National Rail Enquiry Service (0845 748 4950).

By National Express Coach

There are six services daily from Victoria Coach Station, London, via Heathrow, Plymouth, Liskeard, St Austell, Truro, Redruth, Camborne, St Ives and Penzance - stopping at most small towns en route. Detailed information can be obtained by contacting National Express (0870 580 8080).

Local Bus Services

There are regular local services into St Ives from most towns in Cornwall. For times, fares and savings for regular travellers on Western National, Hoppa and National Express services telephone 0870 580 8080 or Traveline on 0870 608 2608.

By Car

Tate St Ives is located in the town of St Ives, Cornwall. Allow at least 15-20 minutes from the A30. Parking in St Ives is limited, see Park and Ride below.

A shuttle bus service runs throughout the year between the Coach/Car Park and Royal Square which is a five minute walk from Tate St Ives, call St Ives Tourist Information for details (01736 796297).

Park and Ride

A park and ride service operates on the St Erth Branch line at St Erth and Lelant Saltings during peak season. More information from Wessex Trains (0845 6000 880) or contact National Rail Enquiries (0845 748 4950). Visitors using the Train Park and Ride receive £1 off Tate St Ives admission.

By Air

The nearest airport is in Newquay, which is the regional commercial airport for Cornwall. Find out more about flights on the Newquay Airport website.

Where to stay and eat

The following websites contain information on where to stay and eat in St Ives

Official Cornwall Tourist Board

Holiday accommodation in St Ives

A comprehensive guide to places to vist, things to do and events to see

An Official West Cornwall Tourist Information Site and Holiday Guide for St. Ives