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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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Modest in size, but wonderfully atmospheric.

Visited the Barbara Hepworth museum after going to Tate St Ives. What a contrast! The Tate features 'statement' architecture, wonderful views out to sea, and very little art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Visited the Barbara Hepworth museum after going to Tate St Ives. What a contrast! The Tate features 'statement' architecture, wonderful views out to sea, and very little art within - almost none of it directly associated with St Ives. The Hepworth Museum and garden offers a stunning contrast. The modest, first-floor gallery-room offers a wide range of Hepworth's work, the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

The garden was definitely the highlight but we also enjoyed the indoor sculptures and the display about Hepworth's life. Kids weren't really interested so we didn't stay as long as I'd have liked.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

This garden is a must to visit if you are in this area. The sub tropical plants are interspersed with Hepworth's sculptures. At every turn there is another beautiful form to be admired. It was a real privilege to visit the house where Hepworth lived and worked. Free to Tate members with St Ives added to membership card. Lots of... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Very small place with a lovely garden - Ok if you want to see some of her sculptures but a lack of being able to see where / how she worked was a pity. Was the best thing about the Tate combined ticket though!

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Wendover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

This museum is like stepping back a few years into the world of an artist. As much as it is lovely to see her sculptures is it fascinating to see her workshop, tools and studio. The garden is glorious and we are now inspired to have a go! You'll only need 1-2 hours here and it's best value if you... More 

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Hepwrth garden is a bit like the Tardis, it seems much larger on the inside than the outside, and it's amazing how many sculptures are there among the shrubs and flowers. Its the best place to understand her smaller sculptures. There is also her workshop and solitary bedroom, giving an eerie sense that she still comes back and works... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Amazing sculpture's! this artist was way ahead of her time & her art shows this. the staff are friendly plus they have all the knowledge to answer any of your questions. the gardens are beautiful to walk around & the little house is full of wonderful exhibits. its not very wheelchair friendly thou. well worth the visit.

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North London
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

I never tire of this marvellous sculpture garden. I have visited on several occasions over the years and always enjoy the peacefulness of the setting , particularly the outside exhibits. Introducing someone new is always a joy. Most recent visit also had an added cat bonus - a regular non-paying visitor I was informed!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This museum is a wonderful gem.Not only is there a good exhibition about Hepworth but being able to go into her studio and see the sculpture in situ was perfect.Definitely worth buying the joint Tate and Hepworth ticket....they are only a short ten minute walk from each other.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The Barbara Hepworth museum is fantastic. Children under 18, I believe, pay nothing and the price for adults is reasonable. The displays downstairs are great and very informative, but it is the garden and her workshop which are the best parts. A very inspiring place to visit and well maintained. The staff were great too. Highly recommend it.

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