Public transport in Cornwall: www.cornwall.gov.uk
St Ives is a picturesque seaside town with narrow streets. Since the 19th century it has been very popular with artists for its pure light and there are many galleries and studios in the town. For most of the train journey from the junction at St Erth there are good views of the sea and Hayle Estuary. For details of the Hayle Estuary Nature Reserve please see Hayle.
TI Library, Gabriel St. Tel. 01736 796297.
If you plan to book a self-catering cottage in the countryside or a small village check the location carefully and remember to plan your grocery shopping.
The home and workplace of the sculptor Barbara Hepworth from 1949 until her death in 1975.
Her sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the museum and garden, along with
paintings, drawings and archive material. Tel. 01736 796226.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1000-1700. Nov-Feb, TWTHFSSu 1000-1600.
Cornwall's best known gallery, situated overlooking Porthmeor Beach.
Tate St Ives does not hold a permanent collection but presents changing exhibitions,
see the website for the current programme. Café (with good views of the old town).
Tel. 01736 796226.
Open Mar-Oct, Daily 1000-1700. Nov-Feb, TWTHFSSu 1000-1600. Closed for exhibition changes, please check website.
Located in the heart of the old St Ives fishing community of Downlong.
Displays and exhibits cover sailing and steam ships, boat building, model boats,
pilchard processing and mining. Tel. 01736 796005.
Open Easter-Oct, M-F 1000-1700, Sat 1000-1600.