Things to do

Tate St Ives

Tate St Ives, designed by architects David Shalev and Eldred Evans, opened in 1993 to celebrate the modernist legacy of the town’s international artist colony. The dynamic spirit of the artists who lived and worked in the town throughout the twentieth century is reflected in a broad programme of historic and contemporary displays that embrace the best of international modern and contemporary art. Presenting three seasons a year of temporary exhibitions featuring international and British contemporary artists, special commissions and works from the Tate Collection.


Tate St Ives also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden, which gives a remarkable insight into one of the twentieth century’s most important sculptors. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display, with paintings, drawings and archive material. The subtropical garden was an essential part of Hepworth’s creative process and she made many of her most famous works there. On her death in 1975 it became a permanent setting to exhibit her works. Since 1980 Tate has managed both studio and garden.

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Geevor Tin Mine

Located on the historic site of the one of the largest preserved mine sites in the country, housed in  2 acres of listed buildings, Geevor’s outstanding collections tell the story of Cornwall’s industrial mining past.
Whether you're visiting for the first time, coming back to see what's new or just popping in for tea or a pasty with friends, there are a few things you need to know before you set out to make sure you make the most of your time at Geevor.
If you are a group of 10 or more and wish to visit Geevor, please book in advance.

Coaches are welcome. There is coach parking available, and the Geevor shop and cafe are free entry.

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