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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 22 Attractions in St Ives
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Gardens, 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, Museums
Hours:
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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Newton Abbot
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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 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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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

We have visited many times, but always in the summer, so was very interesting to see how the sculptures looked and the garden felt in a November light. With a low sun then whole place had a different feel and still had an inspirational atmosphere. Whilst it is not very big, a lot is put into this small space, alongside... More 

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Hertford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

I've read the others reviews and understand some of the comments made about it being dated and dusty. Yes, you could say that but it almost evokes the era from which she came. The garden which displays many of her works is small but yes, like a little oasis. Take your time and look into the sculptures and understand how... More 

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Downderry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

For such a wonderful, interesting sculptress this was a bit of a disappointment really. The garden is lovely, though absolutely tiny, it really is a garden! The exhibition feels incredibly dated, as if nothing has changed since the 1970's when the place was opened. Factually everything is fine but there's little sense of Hepworth's spirit and humour here. Not helped... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

... with my wife, she's the sculptress. However, what a delightful oasis of calm, once you get there (mostly uphill). It was both evocative and emotional, made especially so through the explanations given by the guide/lady who, we later found out, appeared to have had an intimate knowledge of Hepworth. A lot of her pieces are on display both inside... More 

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