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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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Beaminster, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The layout was interesting with lots of information about her life. We liked all the sculptures that were presented, particularly in the garden.

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Barwon Heads
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Up there with Henry Moore they say. To think the museum was her studio then her house is amazing. A beautiful garden without the sculptures. With them almost unbelievable.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was pleasantly surprised by the Barbara Hepworth museum which I visited on a warm day in St Ives. The garden is wonderful and inspite of its small size was full of so many amazing sculptures. I enjoyed seeing her studio still as it was when she was alive. Worth a visit if you are in Cornwall.

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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

This is an absolute must visit when you are anywhere near St Ives. On entry you can learn about Barbara Hepworth's life and influences before you go in and see the actual pieces. The garden contains a fantastic collection of her work, so tactile and sensuous. For someone like myself, a life long fan of her work, it is just... More

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venezia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

It is really amazing and worth the visit.The garden is beautiful and the sculptures seem to live in.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW via mobile

A beautiful sunny haven in bustling St Ives. We bought a combo ticket with the Tate, and this was certainly the highlight of our trip to St Ives. A great selection of sculptures in the garden, helpful staff and places to sit down and contemplate. Photography was allowed and if you so desired touch the art. Would recommend.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

Always worth a visit to absorb the atmosphere, wonderful and inspiring sculpture and information opening the door on this talented artist. Beautiful garden, perfectly positioned works and helpful staff who can offer information if you ask, or leave you in peace.

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Madison, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I enjoyed this even more than the Tate St Ives. You see her works in a 1 room gallery, and then get to admire them walking through the garden she designed. The garden is also very small, but chocked full of remarkable sculptures.As you look through some of the sculptures, you see views of other sculptures and the garden. Well... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Used to seeing this type of sculputre in a room with nothing ellse, it was nice to see them in a garden which was slighly wild in appearance. They did guided tours for free, however did not have time to join one.

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Okehampton
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

We were given tickets so went along but frankly we wouldn't recommend it. The garden is very small and there is no space to really show the pieces off properly. Hepworth no doubt enjoyed creating them but we both thought them rather disappointing and it only takes a few minutes to see them all.

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