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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 #4 of 42 things to do in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Gardens, Art museums, Nature & Parks, Museums
Owner description: Designed by Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's leading abstract artists, this picturesque garden...
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Type: Gardens, Art museums, 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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Plymouth UK
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74 reviews 74 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

This is a small museum at the top of town in her old studio. Most of her works are outside in the gardens and they are displayed with numbers and a card describing each work. It is a peaceful corner of St Ives away from the crowds. There is s joint deal between the Barbara Hepworth Museum and the Tate... More 

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Windsor
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137 reviews 137 reviews
22 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Really nice small gallery dominated mostly by her sculptures particuarly lovely set in her gardens. Shame they didn't have more of her drawings like the hospital drawings which I consider to be some of her best work.

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Pricey for a small museum/gallery but worth it if you go on a dry day as it's wonderful to sit in the charming garden surrounded by sculpture and gaze over rooftops. Impressive collection and useful biographic details to add to the experience.

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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35 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Well, it's Barbara Hepworth. What else is there to say? It's not vast, so it won't take up most of your day.

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Stafford, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Great! had long wanted to visit, and was not disappointed. Great garden, and sculptures were stunning. On a cold Feb morning had the garden almost to ourselves and could wander back and forth at will - under watchful eye of local cat seated indoors! Camellia in bloom. Magical. Oh yes, the museum and indoor bit were very good too.. Recommend... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

After the disappointment of the Tate St Ives this was a redeeming element of the ticket for the two. Very interesting , well laid out and a pleasant experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Knowledgable engaging staff and what an amazing place to be able to visit well worth the walk up the hill. Being able to walk around is inspirational.

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UK
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

A selection of slightly drab bronzes, mostly similar involving curves with a hole in the middle, in a small town garden. Slightly bemused by the apparent famousness of the sculptor, but I suppose that is more about me than her. I have wanted to visit this for a long time; glad to have done so, but will not be back... More 

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Cheltenham, UK
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The garden was lovely, even in winter, and the placement of the sculptures in the garden make it a worthwhile visit even if, like me, you know nothing about sculpture.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

It amazes me to find that people frequently have not heard of Barbara Hepworth but have heard of Henry Moore. She was first, more talented and totally inspired and inspiring. See her work, dream beautiful dreams.

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