Porthmeor Studios & Cellars

Porthmeor Studios and Cellars

Porthmeor Studios is a complex of artists' studios, built on top of eighteenth century pilchard cellars below. It is the oldest, possibly the only such complex in Britain and is unique in its combined heritage of fishing and art.

The studios and cellars are still a working complex and are home to fifteen resident artists and a few local fishermen. It has recently been renovated; a project funded in part by HLF. "The magical quality of the studio spaces and (cellars) has been preserved and enhanced. Thrilling!" "An eye-opening glimpse into a world which we know nothing of. Fascinating!"

  • The Maritime Artist

Admission & prices

As a working building, Porthmeor Studios and Cellars are not open to the public on a daily basis. However, there are many events held at Porthmeor throughout the year, especially during the St Ives Festival so please do check both this website and the Porthmeor Studios Facebook page for up-to-date event information.

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    Volunteering Opportunity

    Volunteer Invigilators at Porthmeor Studios and Cellars Join us at this unique setting, welcoming and engaging visitors ideally once a week for two and a half hours......

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  • Volunteering Opportunity

    Volunteering Opportunity

    Volunteer Invigilators at Porthmeor Studios and Cellars Join us at this unique setting, welcoming and engaging visitors ideally once a week for two hours......

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Information

  • Toilets On-Site
  • Wheelchair access

Although we do not have a cafe onsite there are plenty of cafes and restaurants within a short walking distance of Porthmeor Studios.
There are several car parks in St Ives. In summer months however, we recommend using the Park and Ride.

Directions
On foot: Porthmeor Studios and Cellars is within walking distance of St Ives town centre and Porthmeor beach.

By train: A local train service operates from St Erth to St Ives.

By coach: There are daily National Express coach services to St Ives

By local bus: There are regular local bus services to and from St Ives.

By car: St Ives is a 15-20 minute drive from the A30. Please be aware that parking in St Ives is limited.

Shuttle bus service: A shuttle bus service runs throughout the year between the Trenwith Coach and Car Park and the town centre, which is a five minute walk from Porthmeor Studios.

Park and ride service: A train park and ride service operates from St Erth


St Ives
TR26 1NG

T: 01736 339339
E: chris@bsjwtrust.co.uk

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Porthmeor Studios and Cellars


St Ives, CORNWALL TR26 1NG