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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Address: Barnoon Hill, St Ives TR26 1AD, England
Phone Number: +44 1736 796226
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Designed by Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's leading abstract artists,...

Designed by Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's leading abstract artists, this picturesque garden holds a collection of her sculpture. Last admission 17.00

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A Wonderful Find

I have been looking forward to visiting Barbara's Museum for several years. An excellent profile and history of her life is displayed on the bottom floor. The second floor... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have been looking forward to visiting Barbara's Museum for several years. An excellent profile and history of her life is displayed on the bottom floor. The second floor gallery had several small sculptures and maquette. The garden is a quiet intimate place where you are able to enjoy her work for as long as you wish. I have seen... More 

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Weybridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my second time at Barbara Hepworth's Museum and I still love visiting - reading about her life, her achievements and seeing her sculptures and experiencing the peace in the garden. Also good to see the students enjoying it while they study.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Very well laid out small gallery and garden area with great variety of Hepworth's output. Particularly enjoyed the picture/text layout of her life story - did not know that she had 4 children - a single and then triplets !

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TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback and I'm pleased you enjoyed your visit. 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and we celebrated with a number of special events celebrating her life and work. We look forward to 2017 and do hope you visit us again. More 

Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Ives is fantastic in September. I perhaps shouldn't go spreading this rumour as the main reason is because it isn't as busy as August, July or June. Even in September however the streets are teaming with dogs, surf boards and prams. That is until you enter this corner of 20th Century Sculptural lust and greenery tucked away off the... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a small museum dedicated to Barbara Hepworth. The sculpture garden is set atop the hill overlooking the village with a clear attention to the flora and fauna intermixed. I found it calming, inspiring a peaceful curiosity of the artists intentions and commitment to large scale stone manipulation. I was very impressed with her ability to smooth out large... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Absolutely fascinating, this garden is an oasis of peace and calm, I can't believe it has taken me so long to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A tiny museum in Barbara Hepworth's house. Really magical - the sculptures set in the garden are amazing and exciting to see her workshops left intact. Worth the visit.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was not the first visit to the museum but we were very lucky to land in time for a fantastic talk by Andrew. He was supposed to do 40 mins but must have continued for an hour and we would have been happy with more. So knowledgeable he brought some real insight to Barbara's fascinating life. The sculptures set... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a relatively small collection of excellent works, but the magic is the fact they are displayed in Hepworth's own garden with her workshops and all left intact

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Paris, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This is a tiny museum set in Barbara Hepworth's workshop. Her garden is lovely and magical. It is free for Tate members.

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