A school art trip to Cornwall will help stimulate your students love of art, through in a stay in the beautiful St. Ives.

Artists have been drawn to St. Ives since the 19 th century including world-famous figures such as Barbara Hepworth and Alfred Wallis. The harbour, beaches and fisherman’s cottages are so picturesque it’s no wonder that this scenic town has inspired so many.

St. Ives is full of artist studios, galleries and institutions such the Tate St. Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Sculpture Museum, making it the perfect location for your next art school trip in the UK.

Suggested Itinerary (3 days, 2 nights)

Day Morning Summary Afternoon Summary Evening Summary

Depart school and travel to St. Ives

Time for local familiarisation on foot.

Explore the local beaches and scenery - the perfect opportunity for a sketching session!

Check in to accommodation, followed by evening meal 


Visit Tate St. Ives where a variety of tours and workshops for school groups can be booked

Visit the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

Evening meal at accommodation


Breakfast at accommodation. 

Depart St. Ives and drive to the Eden Project

Enjoy a 2 hour art and design workshop at the Eden Project before heading home

Arrive back at school

3 days, 2 nights Price from £155 pp
  • 2 nights' half-board accommodation
  • 49-seater executive coach
  • Access to the Vamoos app to download all tour-related travel documents
  • Art & Design Workshop at the Eden Project
  • Detailed information pack
  • Free staff place ratio 1:8
  • Itinerary planning service
  • VAT at current rate to tour operators
  • Visit to Tate St Ives & Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden


Educational Activities

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

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Visits here are organised in conjunction with Tate St Ives as a combi-ticket. Visitors are able to explore the work… Read More

Eden Project

Eden Project

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The Eden Project is an educational charity, social enterprise and visitor attraction located close to St. Austell in Cornwall.… Read More

Fabric Workshops with Jo McIntosh

Fabric Workshops with Jo McIntosh

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Jo McIntosh is a textile artist who lives and works in St.Ives. She produces a range of work, including hand-woven… Read More

Newlyn Art Gallery

Newlyn Art Gallery

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Newlyn Art Gallery is a contemporary art gallery which opened in 1895 as an exhibition venue for the Newlyn School… Read More

Tate St Ives

Tate St. Ives

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Tate St Ives is one of the four Tate Galleries across the UK and in 2017 was refurbished and extended.… Read More

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens

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Tremenheere Sculpture Gardens overlooks St. Michael's Mount and is home to many beautiful exotic and sub-tropical plants, which make the… Read More

Wookey Hole Caves

Wookey Hole Caves

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Located in the heart of Somerset you'll find the largest show-caves in England - Wookey Hole. As well as the… Read More

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Sachsenhausen is a must for a Berlin visit, as well as the traditional sites – TV Tower, Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Jewish Memorial, etc. For a leisurely afternoon the Berlin Zoo is also worth considering and we also tried out the lesser known Otto Weidz Museum which our students thoroughly enjoyed. Take full advantage of the U/S Bahn during the visit, particularly if travelling with KS4 students – we packed so much into the visit as a direct result. I’ll definitely be back for more as 4 days doesn’t even scratch the surface with so many fascinating sites easily accessible. — Horbury Academy , October 2018

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