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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Barnoon Hill, St Ives TR26 1AD, England
01736 796226
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Ranked #6 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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london
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

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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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Interesting small museum with a nice garden. BarbaraHepworth's life and work in writing and pics. Quite a lot of her sculptures in both house and garden. Do go!

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Don't plan to spend hours here, 30 minutes max. Essentially there is an entrance with a brief history of the artists life. Then you go upstairs to a very small gallery and into the garden. It is amazing to think that she had this wonderful space to work in. It seems almost a shame that new artists are not using... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Great if you like Barbara Hepworth sculptures to see so many in one place. The garden itself is a lovely haven in the town and escape from the heat of the sun.

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Aarau, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The little garden is very nice and the sculptures are great. Definitely worth a visit when going to St. Ives.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden can perhaps be described as ‘small and perfectly formed.’ The archive, gallery, studio and Garden provide wonderful insights into Hepworth’s life and work without being exhaustive and exhausting. If there is a downside to this it is that the small spaces can become congested at busy times, which frustrates proper contemplation of the... More

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Although a Yorkshire lady St Ives was Barbera Hepworths home for many years. The studio , overalls still hanging, unfinished works , this was her home. Well worth a visit, the sculptures, garden,etc one gets a very strong impression of the artist. Tickets can be combined with The Tate .

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Engalnd
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

To be in the home and workplace of such a great sculptress, with so much to see was a privilege. My only comment would be that the trees need cutting back to reveal the views that BH would have experienced while creating such great works.

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Sussex
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

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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