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Porthminster Gallery

Open Now: 11:00 - 17:00
Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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Modern and St Ives art in this extensive gallery

The gallery looks small on the outside, but the inside is large and spacious, with wings around a... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Ian C
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
Excellent gallery

The gallery always has an excellent selection of prints and some originals by notable artists... read more

Reviewed 28 September 2018
mike S
Oxford, United Kingdom
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“local artists”(4 reviews)
“lovely pieces”(2 reviews)
“modern art”(3 reviews)
The award-winning* Porthminster Gallery in St Ives occupies a converted grade-1 former pilchard warehouse in a stunning location on the quayside at Westcott's Quay. A large and characterful exhibitions space hosts changing shows and ongoing...more
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Westcotts Quay, St Ives TR26 2DY, England
+44 1736 795888
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Porthminster Gallery is one of the largest art galleries in St Ives, housed in a historic quayside building once used as a pilchard warehouse, showing original high-quality contemporary and modern artwork by leading southwest and British Artists. This is a beautiful setting for an art...More

42  Thank Sandygranny
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 15 September 2016

This gallery should have been the center piece of the St. ives arts festival but was closed more often than open. Further, it was not particular impressive for amount or diversity of art.More

2  Thank Larry R
David D, Owner at Porthminster Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 19 September 2016

As the Director of the award-winning Porthminster Gallery, St Ives I feel that I must take issue with this reviewer's comments which are completely inaccurate: Regarding 'being closed more often than open', the Porthminster is open to the public from Monday to Saturday inclusive, from...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The gallery looks small on the outside, but the inside is large and spacious, with wings around a central courtyard. It has an excellent selection of work for sale, including at the moment a special exhibition of 1970's prints by Patrick Herron. Definitely worth a...More

Thank Ian C
Reviewed 28 September 2018

The gallery always has an excellent selection of prints and some originals by notable artists associated with St Ives.We have bought several prints and have been impressed with the professionalism of the staff.

Thank mike S
Reviewed 26 September 2018

What a lovely gallery right by the sea and with a wonderful collection to peruse and buy (I wish...). Stunning to see some work by the likes of Heron and Nicholson. Well done everyone.

Thank sotonian17
Reviewed 25 September 2018

If you like to visit galleries this one is not to be missed. With a wide selection of paintings, sculpture and ceramics it has a large open feel to the space allowing easy viewing.

Thank Mary E
Reviewed 14 September 2018

It's always worth stopping off in here on our way to town, as the displays really showcase the local art & it's fitting the the building is part of the old pilchard industry

Thank Sarah C
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

It’s large bright airy space with a harbour view, most of which champions contemporary artists. But a corridor on the left-hand side houses an exhibition of modern British prints, especially four or so by Patrick Heron. The largest of these are visually stunning, yet but...More

Thank futtock21
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

A first time visit where there is plenty of contemporary and modern art displayed including Prints, ceramics, jewelry, crafts and more. There are several art collections displayed from emerging artists. If only I could afford some of them, they would have pride of place at...More

Thank OldBear
Reviewed 19 July 2018

The Porthminster Gallery is brilliant - a real gem. The owners really know their stuff and always have an incredible collection on show. We have bought art from them through their Own Art scheme.

Thank TheOrchards
Reviewed 16 July 2018

They have an excellent collection of work from major producers. Some surprising Hepworth prints looked especially fresh. Highly recommend

Thank ArcPD
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

The gallery is located at Westcotts Quay and is a short walk away from St Ives station. There is a wide range of art from local artists on display, all of which is for sale. Admission is free and we spent half an hour or...More

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