Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives

We reopen on 27 July, timed tickets are required

Porthmeor Beach, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1TG

Admission information

Entry details

Entry to Tate St Ives is £10.50 or £9.50 for concessions, and £9.50 or £8.50 without a donation.

Concessions apply to 60s and over, students over 18, visitors with disabilities and job seekers.

Combined tickets for Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum Sculpture Garden are £14.50 or £13.50 for concessions, and £13 or £12 without donation.

  • You will have a one day to visit each site over a seven day period

  • Tickets must be booked in advance.

  • You may be required to wait for entry at either site if capacity is full when you arrive.

Cornwall Residents Annual Locals' Pass is £5. You will need to show proof of address for purchase.

Free entry for Tate Members, and visitors under 18.

Help Tate by including the voluntary donation to enable Gift Aid.

Art Pass

For £18 or £14 concessions you can enjoy seven days of unlimited access to Tate St Ives, the Barbara Hepworth Museum, the Leach Pottery, Penlee House Gallery and Museum, Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange.

Tickets are available online where you will need to select the day you plan to visit.

Book the Route

Tate St Ives is currently operating a one-way route to ensure the safety of all visitors, colleagues and volunteers. The Route has step-free access, with entry and exit via the Main Entrance.

There may be a need to queue at various points in the building to ensure social distance can be maintained. If you are unable to queue, please speak to a member of the team.


We take security very seriously and work closely with Police Project Servator teams. You can read more about our approach to safety and rules for the gallery.

Getting here

Tate St Ives
Porthmeor Beach
St Ives
TR26 1TG


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. 

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.


Accessible car parking

Tate St Ives

We have one parking bay for blue badge holders in Barnoon car park. The parking space is free your gallery ticket. Please book your ticket and parking space at least 24 hours in advance.

To book call +44 (0)1736 791177.

Once you have parked, you will enter via the Staff Entrance across the level terrace, approximately 10 meters from the parking space. From here, staff will facilitate your access to the gallery but cannot accompany you in the lift to the gallery level.

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

There is no parking space available at the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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Wheelchair provision

Three wheelchairs are available to reserve for free. Bookings should be made at least 24 hours before visiting.

To book call +44 (0)173 679 6226

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Tate St Ives

There is one main entrance to the gallery. If you require a disabled car parking space, please see the Accessible car parking section of this page.

  • There is a ramp into the main entrance from Porthmeor Beach.
  • A flight of steps with a handrail
  • From inside the building, there is lift access and level access to most areas of the gallery.

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Wheelchair and buggy access to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is limited and requires assistance.

The lower floor of the museum is currently not accessible by wheelchair, however a handbook including photographs and detailed description of this space is available to support your visit.

Call +44 (0)173 679 6226 in advance to arrange your visit.

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Facilities at Tate St Ives

Information desk

The Information desk at Tate St Ives is located three metres away from the front of the building up an access ramp. Staff are happy to help with any questions you have about the artworks, building and facilities.

  • There is level access to the Information desk from the main entrance.
  • Lighting levels are generally bright but can be lower in some exhibition spaces, staff will be happy to advise.
  • Seating is available in the circular entrance area, within the building and gallery spaces.


Accessible toilets are located on the third floor at Tate St Ives close to Gallery 6.

Baby changing facilities

  • The Parent and Baby Room is on the third floor between Gallery 3 and 4. It can accommodate a pushchair.
  • There are also baby changing facilities in the main male and female toilets.


The lifts at Tate St Ives is suitable for wheelchair users. They give access to all floors at the gallery. Lifts will be limited to those with access needs only.

Cloakroom and lockers

There is an unmanned cloakroom with lockers next to the admissions desk at the entrance to Tate St Ives. Lockers require a non-refundable £1 coin. Buggies can also be stored here, subject to space availability.


There are seating places in the galleries and foyers and folding stools are available for use at any time.

You’ll find the stools in different locations in the building and can ask a member of staff if you need one bringing to you.

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Visitor Resources

Large print guides printed on yellow paper are available in all galleries. Ask a member of our Visitor Experience Team.

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Blind and visually impaired visitors

Audio introduction

This 10 min introduction describes the architecture, layout and gives a brief taste of the exhibitions.
With thanks to Art Fund and VocalEyes.

Listen to the introduction here

Guide dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance animals in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available – just ask a member of staff.

Large print guides

Large print exhibition guides are available in each gallery. Guides are printed on yelllow paper with black print. Please ask a member of the Visitor Experience team for any support required to locate these.

Talking Art

Talking Art sessions run throughout the year at Tate St Ives, designed for visitors who are blind or partially sighted and their friends. They provide detailed spoken descriptions of selected works on display in the changing exhibition, (often which can't be included in touch tours) alongside making activities.

Touch Tours

Touch Tours are not currently being offered.

Due to the need for everyone to keep a safe distance in the galleries, we are not currently running events of any type. We’re continuing to review access provision and programmes for the future.

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Deaf and hearing impaired visitors

Hearing loops

Hearing loops are fitted at the Information desks at Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Hearing loops are also available on most talks and gallery tours.

BSL talks

BSL Talks are not currently being offered.

Due to the need for everyone to keep a safe distance in the galleries, we are not currently running events of any type. We’re continuing to review access provision and programmes for the future.

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Assistance dogs

We welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery. Drinking bowls are available – just ask a member of staff.

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Concessionary admission

The concessions rate applies to senior citizens, students, job seekers and disabled visitors (companion is free).

Those 18 and under can enter the galleries for free.

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Please find the accessibility statement for our website here

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Contact us


  • general information to plan your visit
  • wheelchair reservations
  • accessible car park reservations
  • membership and ticketing services

Email visiting.stives@tate.org.uk
Call +44 (0)173 679 6226

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