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A lovely gallery spoilt by the catering

We loved the gallery, although modern art isn't really my thing there was a wide selection... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
katemacve
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East Budleigh
Improved

Last year the exhibition was very poor but this year it had improved a lot with the Patrick Heron... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
parkinsonholt
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Lytham St Anne's, United Kingdom
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Tate St Ives features work by iconic 20th century artists who lived and worked in the town, including Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson and Barbara Hepworth, demonstrating the role of St Ives in the story of modern art. This is combined with a new...more
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

I've been to the Tate St Ives many a time, but was really looking forward to checking out the new extension. They have built it into the hillside. By creating a flat roof with light wells, the borrowed light floods into the new galleries. High...More

Thank Anne-Louise Q
Reviewed 3 days ago

Don't visit Tate St Ives if you're expecting to see paintings of lovely Cornish landscapes. If you understand modern art - and somebody out there must do, I suppose - then you might love it. For the rest of us, the best thing is probably...More

Thank mrwumples
Reviewed 4 days ago

This Tate has just undergone a major extension with excellent new galleries. The Cafe views and reasonably priced menu makes for the perfect place to indulge the senses and relax. Highly recommend.

Thank ArcPD
Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved the gallery, although modern art isn't really my thing there was a wide selection - including at least one Picasso! - and the art works are well described. Would be good if there were more paintings though. The best work of art, though,...More

Thank katemacve
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Brilliant art with an equally good lunch on the roof with stunning views.Service was excellent and only criticism is that they should be open for dinner as well.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Last year the exhibition was very poor but this year it had improved a lot with the Patrick Heron exhibition but it’s still excludes current local artists who make this town vibrant.

Thank parkinsonholt
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had high expectations for this gallery but was disappointed. It's a beautiful 4 story building which only used one floor for exhibition. On top of that, it was not a very worthwhile exhibit - modern British art. I'm not knocking modern art, it just...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Lovely cafe with great views of the beach. We just had a coffee but they have a nice lunch menu. It does get very busy.

Thank Handh2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

I echo the previous comment about the café. My heart sank when I saw that it was one of those places where you have to wait to be seated. As a short, insignificant, older woman on my own, I am usually ignored and this was...More

Thank borisbooks
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, the building and views are a great part of why this gallery is such a pleasure to visit. Add competent, pleasant staff, a nice mix of modern styles and the Patrick Heron exhibition and you have a very fine visit. We were pleasantly surprised...More

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