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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Barnoon Hill, St Ives TR26 1AD, England
01736 796226
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Ranked #5 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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Sussex
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Bought a joint admission ticket with The Tate. This was the better attraction of the two. Good range of sculptures laid out around the small garden. The house had various information about her life and work. If you decide to visit either this or The Tate suggest you go for this one.

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Epsom, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 NEW

A garden of reflection coupled with the works of Barbara Hepworth. The space was cleverly utilised to combine so many sculptures with dramatic and perceptive shrub planting. It was somewhat eerie to peer into her studio to see unfinished works and the models of others - a testament to mortality.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

It's an interesting place and kids go free so it's not too expensive. There could be a bit more info upstairs and outside.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Can I tell you how wonderful it was to finally see so many beautiful works by this amazing woman? How did she do it with so many children? If you do nothing else in Southern England, get to this place. You will never forget these masterpieces.

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Hampshire
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

A very calm garden with lots of sculptures to be able to get up very close to. The garden is not very big so it's amazing so many sculptures are located there.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a wonderful small museum, but it is the garden, faithfully maintained since the sculptor's death that is the real attraction. To see the sculptures, close-up in the environment for which they were designed is truly awesome.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've been here three times now; twice in glorious sunshine and most recently in the pouring rain. The sculptures are beautiful and the rain added something extra. It's really worth a visit, it is very inspiring.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is worth visiting for the beautiful garden with Barbara's in situ sculptures. She was such a prolific artist who obviously fell in love with the arty society of St Ives. The biographical notes inside the museum provide a very interesting insight to her personal life and professional career. You can buy a bundle entrance ticket to both this museum... More

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Holywell, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is a small house up a back street squashed amongst other houses, but the garden is quite large for where it is. And so cleverly planted with green foliage plants rather than bright flowers, so that Hepworth's marvellous tactile forms stand out. I was very pleased to see a party of school children enjoying it and being allowed to... More

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Witney Oxfordshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We thought twice about buying a combined ticket with Tate St Ives but it was well worth it. A tremendous exhibition both around her garden and inside the house which was clearly very similar to when she worked there. Very knowledgeable staff

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