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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Address: Barnoon Hill, St Ives TR26 1AD, England
Phone Number: 01736 796226
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Description: 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.
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i had never heard of barbara hepworth. but, i like sculpture and gardens. i didn't know what to expect and i didn't do any homework to find out. the museum is in a residential... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

i had never heard of barbara hepworth. but, i like sculpture and gardens. i didn't know what to expect and i didn't do any homework to find out. the museum is in a residential area with just a small sign indicating what is inside. this house is where hepworth lived and worked in her studio. at first glance into the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

There wasn't much to the museum - a few rooms - so if you go with kids, they shouldn't get too bored - and then you're outside in the garden, with sub-tropical planting and amazing sculptures, mainly bronzes. Top tip - if you're already a member of the friends of the Tate Gallery, you can get a St Ives "bolt-on"... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

I like Barbara Hepworth's work and it was good to see things close up. The ground floor is a brief history of her personal life, the first floor contains some of her work, outside is her workshop and garden has sculptures on display. My opinion - an inspiring and informative visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We had a beautiful sunny day for our visit and the light on the sculptures was amazing. Lots of little "hideaways" to just sit and enjoy the exhibits. Staff very friendly and knowledgeable. Well worth more than one visit. You can combine the ticket admission with a visit to the Tate.

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

If you love Barbara Hepworth's work, this is the perfect setting in which to see it and to learn more about her.

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Westchester County, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Barbara Hepworth's artistic vision and lifestyle - each compellingly ahead of its time, and steadily continuing to grow in stature well beyond her own lifetime. She was a model of strength for women of her time and for men strikingly posed a challenge to perceive women as defined by their own standards. It's a little offsetting to be the more... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

The studios are delightful but it is the garden full of sculptures which is sensational! It must get very busy but we got there just after opening on a weekday so it wasn't crowded. Very highly recommended - even if you thought Hepworth wasn't for you I'm sure you'll be converted.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This small garden, tucked away in a St Ives backstreet houses some of the best British Sculpture of the 20th Century. It is a real delight. Barbara hepworth's sculptures are beautiful, tactile (when permitted) and thought provoking. And all set within a semi tropical lushness.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

From the outside I wondered just how big the garden could be - it looked so small. However, I wasn't disappointed. Although there was light rain, the gardens were beautiful. Lots of vibrant colour and various plants and flowers, dotted with sculptures. The sculptures both inside and out were not to my taste, but I am no expert. There really... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I felt this simple gallery and beautiful garden was a special place. It was Dame Barbara's studio and it feels as if she is still in residence and provides a perfect backdrop for her works. The garden is tranquil and a haven from the streets full of day-trippers, a place to sit with the calm still sculptures and the intense... More 

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Additional Information about Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Address: Barnoon Hill, St Ives TR26 1AD, England
Phone Number: 01736 796226
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Cornwall  >  St Ives
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 4:20 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 4:20 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 4:20 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 4:20 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 4:20 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:20 pm

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