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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Address: Barnoon Hill, St Ives TR26 1AD, England
Phone Number: 01736 796226
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Ranked #6 of 18 Attractions in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Museums
Owner description: Designed by Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's leading abstract artists, this picturesque garden...
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Type: Art Museums, Gardens, Nature & Parks, Museums
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:20 pm
Owner description: Designed by Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's leading abstract artists, this picturesque garden holds a collection of her sculpture.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Really enjoyed this; it was my second visit and well worth returning. My niece appreciates art far more than I do, and she loved it.

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Saltash, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A hidden gem in bustling St Ives Well worth a visit. Its small and compact. Very informative on Barbara Hepworth's life. Excellent value for money. OAPs £4.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

This place is simply enchanting. Barbara Hepworth's sculptures are set in the garden of her home - which is where she lived until her tragic death. Her house and studio are displayed, including furniture, sculpture tools and even items of clothing - much as they would have looked had she simply walked out of the door minutes earlier …. The... More 

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Lake Arrowhead, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

A trip to St Ives would be incomplete without a visit to the Barbara Hepworth's home, studio and sculpture garden. Our introduction on the main floor was through the many photographs and biographical archive describing her development as an artist, leading to international acclaim. The second floor display space showcases work in stonemason wood and bronze while the outdoor garden... More 

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Newton Abbot
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36 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The museum is well signposted in the centre of St Ives. It consists of Barbara Hepworth's studio & a small but delightful garden at the rear of the premises, where all the sculptures are displayed amongst tropical plants. A joint entry ticket (concession for over 65s) was just £6 each for entry to this & the Tate Gallery St Ives.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

This is a very special and unique archive that reveals something of the work in and of the work of art, as well as the authenticity of the place and character of Hepworth herself. It rates with Ian Hamilton Finlay's Stonypath. The woman artist (curator) I spoke with on the day of my visit was an excellent guide to Hepworth's... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience that offers a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain’s most important twentieth century artists. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the museum and garden, along with paintings, drawings and archive material. Barbara Hepworth first came to live in Cornwall... More 

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

After all the years this house and garden still strongly echo the personality of Barbra Hepworth herself. I'm sure there is a piece of work for every taste and the textures cry out to be caressed, so I had to keep my hands jammed into my pockets. Though small, the garden in its own right is bursting with interest -... More 

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Truro, United Kingdom
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5 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Has always been a lovely quiet magical place to visit - always peaceful away from the hubbub of busy St Ives outside the garden walls. Somewhat more organised than it used to be - which is a bit of a shame, but perhaps understandably necessary in light of far more visitors - but the sculptures and garden remain something really... More 

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Visited today,what a beautiful place,lots of information on the fascinating Barbara Hepworth with lots of good photographs .the garden is really stunning and compliments the sculptures perfectly,also made friends with a nice little cat who was snoozing under a tree

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