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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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Peaceful Haven

Visited with friends when staying in the area and visiting St Ives for the day. It is a tranquil oasis just off the main street and we spent a couple of happy hours wandering... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Visited with friends when staying in the area and visiting St Ives for the day. It is a tranquil oasis just off the main street and we spent a couple of happy hours wandering round the garden and then listenrd to the very informative and informal talk.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful quiet & private space .Somewhere to enjoy Barbara Hepworths truly wonderful sculptures. It is tinged with sadness ,as you look in to her studio ,and see her unfinished work. If you go on a warm day you can enjoy sitting in the peaceful garden,admiring the sculptures from all angles. The staff were lovely too.

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Batley, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

I don't consider myself to be very cultured and I didn't expect much from a visit to this museum. Luckily for me I arrived just before a guided tour was about to start. It lasted nearly 2 hours and was fascinating. The guide detailed Hepworth's background, education and training, her relationships, family, friends and rivals. He was able to demonstrate... More 

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London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This museum right in the centre of St Ives is fabulous. There is a small exhibition of photos etc, and of smaller sculptures, which is just two rooms of what used to be her house and studio. The main attraction is the garden where Barbara Hepworth's sculptures sit as she left them. You can touch them and take photos. We... More 

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Genius becomes a much overused word; however, in this case, I would suggest it appropriate. I am not a sculptor and have no direct experience of the profession but something about this wonderful garden and studio is uplifting and very special. Items well placed around what is, by any standard, a small space. But the items are beautiful in shape,... More 

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Somerset, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

It was smaller than expected, but it was wonderful to be able to see her work, especially knowing that the pieces were where Barbara Hepworth herself had chosen to put them. Particularly enjoyed the talk by Andew Jackson about as it helped to put it in context and was very interesting, would definitely recommend trying to be there for that.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We went there after the disappointing Tate. This really cheered us up with the numerous beautiful sculptures both inside and in the garden. Well worth the visit

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Bournemouth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This place is such a gem. The guides are informative and enthusiastic, but the real star is the garden with the fantastic sculptures; whatever the weather this place is worth a visit, to be able to wander around the garden and explore the sculptures is a lovely experience. The garden is just a haven of tranquility.

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Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Good to re-visit after many years but the welcome could have been warmer and more engaging. Seemed a bit tired and in need of some of TLC.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Fantastic display of sculpture and very interesting information on the artist. Her studio left just as it was when she died is very moving.

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