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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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An interesting, if small museum. As exhibits are outside in the small garden, it suits to visit on a fine day.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Dorset UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

An interesting, if small museum. As exhibits are outside in the small garden, it suits to visit on a fine day.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Not really into artistry and sculpture but as regular visitors to St ives felt should give the Barbara Hepworth a try and thoroughly enjoyed it. There's not loads to see but the life story and the sculptures are interesting and kept the 5 of us interested for over an hour and with discount ticket the 2 adults and 3 kids... More 

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Holcombe, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

at last we found it!.No signage anywhere in town to direct you. interesting ,even to 'non art' people like us.Spent an hour,you can admire the art and its setting.Early in season,work in progress,assume it will be looking tidier soon!

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United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A small museum just up the hill from the hustle and bustle of St Ives. The most interesting part for me, having studied art was seeing the studio looking just as it would have been in the 1960's. There is a small enclosed garden in which many of her broze and stone abstract sculptures can be seen.

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Thetford
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The sculptures in the garden are an interesting cross section of Hepworth's work with plenty of her tools also on display. The museum gives details of important dates in her life and career with plenty of photos and memorabilia.

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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

The garden and inside exhibits are able to seen but a good tidy up would not go amiss. The man at the door was pretty disinterested but happy to take the money (£7 each for seniors).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

SECRET GARDEN to the max. You'd never know it was there. You enter a simple white door in a rock wall into the museum and go UPSTAIRS to the enclosed sculpture garden. The Tate will give you directions if you don't stumble upon it yourself. It is a quiet, comtemplative place with numerous pieces of Hepworths work. Worth the search.

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West Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We bought a combined ticket for this museum for £6.60 (concessions) which gave us a pass to the Tate museum in the next 7 days. We particularly liked the sculture garden here set amongst beautiful shrubs. It was a very relaxing experience and I would recommend it to others.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Definitely worth a visit. The Museum used to be Barbara Hepworth's house and work place. We were very lucky, the Museum was empty and very quiet, always better to feel the right atmosphere. The Sculpture Garden is amazing and so pretty, especially with a good weather, and offers a very good view on beautiful St Ives. I would recommend it... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

...I have previously visited the Barbara Hepworth Museum and had the opportunity to return. Visiting the garden in May was lovely, and completely different to my last December look around! The sculptures were beautifully framed in nature and so beautiful (for my eyes anyway). Well worth the admission fee- do visit and dodge the coach parties!

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