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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Barnoon Hill, St Ives TR26 1AD, England
01736 796226
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Art Museums
Traveler Description: Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden gives a remarkable insight into one of the 20 th Century’s most important sculptors... more »
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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The exhibition and gardens were nice but the entry fee is massively over priced and it wasn't clear what the money was going towards. Disappointed.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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34 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

a little diversion from the throngs of st ives, a collection of her work and a potted history of her eventful life. The gardens are the star of the (small) show here, being a tranquil heaven, a small space offering seemingly endless different aspects to enjoy, a tardis of jardins

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London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I visited for the second time today. It is such a wonderfully inspiring and peaceful place. I love the sculptures and also seeing the studio as it was when Barbara Hepworth sadly died, back in 1975. It has been so wonderfully kept and is definitely worth a visit.

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

A lot of people who don't like Barbara Hepworth's sculptures have only seen them in the sterile and neutral environments of galleries. For me, they only work in a natural setting, such as the Yorkshire Sculpture Park or here, in the garden of her former studio, where pieces are excellently sited to take advantage of openings revealing each other. It's... More

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Henley on Thames
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014 via mobile

A lovely little museum located in Barbara's home and studio. Beautifully preserved, you get a real sense of the peace and tranquility that influenced her work. Loved the unfinished pieces - made the whole thing feel very real and not in the slightest bit pretentious. Excellent.

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sussex
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8 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

This is a small museum and garden. The garden is lovely, but you are likely to spend a bit of time trying to escape being in other peoples eyeline as everyone wants to take those perfect pics... You won't need much more than 30-45 mins here. If you get the £15 Art Pass, then entry is free.

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great, good for kids, even though we had completed a kids hunt, the guide looked uninterested as we handed them in.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

If you like Art and sculpture, you should like this. I had wanted to visit Hepworths home for ages and when I finally got here, I was delighted with what I found. Hidden in a side street and enclosed in a walled garden, you will find a stunning display of her sculptures. Her studio gives you an insight into how... More

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Leeds
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was a real highlight - we bought the art pass for £15 each, which gave us entry to here, the Tate and Leach Pottery for the week (as well as Penlee house in Penzance) and it was great value. Loved the garden with her sculptures all around - so beautiful. So interesting and haunting to see her studio perfectly... More

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london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Best of all is the garden which is truly magical - a lovely sunlit place with sculptures half hidden in the shade and benches in surprising places. Lovely.

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