Tate St. Ives
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
A branch of the Tate Gallery in London, Tate St. Ives recognises the unique contributions of the St. Ives area to the heritage of art in Britain, particularly in the 20th century. The area became a thriving artists' colony in the years following WWII, with special popularity among avant-garde and abstract artists. Among the first 20th century artists to popularise St. Ives were Ben Nicholson, Barbara Hepworth and Naum Gabo.
The museum, which was officially opened by Prince Charles in 1993, is wonderfully situated overlooking Porthmeor, a popular surfing beach. Quite apart from the art represented in the museum, the building itself is striking, and has been the recipient of several architectural awards.
The pieces of art on display at the Tate are rotated from among the 300 or so works in the museum collection. There are also regular exhibitions of contemporary art and educational programmes.
About Tate St. Ives
Address: Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, England, TR26 1TG
Attraction Type: Museum
Location: by Porthmeor Beach in St Ives
Website: Tate St. Ives
Phone: 01736 796 226
OS: SW517 408
Photo Credit: Sarah Charlesworth, licensed for reuse under the Creative Commons Licence
Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden - 0.1 miles (Museum)
Towednack Church - 2.5 miles (Historic Church)
Paradise Park Wildlife Sanctuary - 3.5 miles (Family Attraction)
Zennor, St Senara's Church - 4 miles (Historic Church)
Chysauster Ancient Village - 4.5 miles (Prehistoric Site)
Ludgvan, St Paul's Church - 4.9 miles (Historic Church)
St Michael's Mount - 6.7 miles (Castle)
Men an Tol - 6.7 miles (Prehistoric Site)
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