Modern art on the coast of St Ives

St Ives, Cornwall

With clean air and shimmering sea, St Ives is a true English beauty. Escape the hustle and bustle of modern living by stopping in this idyllic spot.

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It is in this striking location that you’ll find one of the country’s most mesmerising galleries. Perched on Porthmeor Beach, Tate St Ives is the original seaside art gallery and draws in around 200,000 visitors a year eager to pencil a bit of culture into their beach break.

There aren’t any permanent exhibitions. Instead it holds three special exhibitions a year, meaning you’ll see something different each time you visit. You can save a few pounds by buying joint admission tickets for Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum, just a short walk away and well worth seeing for its extraordinary sculpture garden.

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