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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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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

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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7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

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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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

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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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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Worcester
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

so many pieces in such a small space. I would suggest to go early - too many other people there will distract from the art and get in the way of seeing it.

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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

If you are into Barbara Hepworth this is a must. Interesting illustrated chronology of her life and lots of sculpture. Go early in the day as it can get very crowded.

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Although Barbara Hepworth's sculptures were not altogether to my taste, we spent a very pleasant morning wandering through the garden in which these sculptures were placed. It was possible to touch some of the sculptures and, indeed to climb through them and admire the garden from this unique perspective!! There is also an indoor section of the more fragile sculptures.

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