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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Address: Barnoon Hill, St Ives TR26 1AD, England
Phone Number: 01736 796226
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Designed by Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's leading abstract artists,...

Designed by Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's leading abstract artists, this picturesque garden holds a collection of her sculpture.

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Personal feel to the mueseum and tour was really interesting

Loved the fact that the tate had kept it as it was when Hepworth was living and working here. Would recommend the guided tour as the information was really interesting and staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Plymouth, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not our 'cup of tea' at all. Only pay the expensive entrance fee if you like random 'sculptures'!! We only spent about 15 minutes and that was enough for us.

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Thank MariaandMick37
TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for you feedback following your recent visit. I'm sorry to hear you were disappointed with the experience. We have a guided tour each day at 13.00 which is free with admission. The tours last approximately 40 minutes and receive great feedback from visitors. Your ticket allows you to come and go all day so if you visit early... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Loved the fact that the tate had kept it as it was when Hepworth was living and working here. Would recommend the guided tour as the information was really interesting and staff were very passionate.

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Thank Kat Katapult P
Neston, England, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Step inside Barbara Hepworth's former home to see Intimate photographs of her personal and professional life, then go up the wooden staircase and enter her beautiful garden. The paths wind among Palm trees, Japanese anemones and agapanthus and you happen upon Hepworth's stunning sculptures. She designed the garden as a showcase for her work. Her sculptures reference the Cornish landscape,... More 

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Thank Nikki K
Hereford, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think its the scale of the sculptures for me my girls love the form, its not till you visit that Barbra Hepworth museum that you realise how much of her work is displayed in so many countries, this is a great collection here where it was produced but you start to see more as you walk the streets of... More 

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Sandy, United Kingdom
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215 reviews
52 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Barbara Hepworth Museum was not that easy to find, it is tucked away in a back street. However, it was a privilege to visit the house where she lived, which was also her workplace. We had a very interesting guided tour and were able to examine all the sculptures in the grounds among the shrubs and flowers; it was... More 

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an excellent gallery and it, and the guide, provided us with a sensational insight into Barbara Hepworth's life and work. I have visited the Wakefield gallery and the Yorkshire Sculpture Park but this provided me and my wife with a real understanding of her work. The gardens and workshop are good too.

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Thank DavidCarolKt
Bristol, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The museum is small but interesting and provides a succinct overview of Hepworth's life, but for me the highlight was the garden - very peaceful with beautiful sculptures, plants and a stunning view of a church and the sea beyond. The admission fee is a little steep for the size of the museum, but still worth it.

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Thank hannahpanda23
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Did not think I would like this but found it very interesting. I would recommend this to anyone who is interested in art and in particular the history of those times . Also found out the building opposite was once the dance hall

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Thank martint2904
London, United Kingdom
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21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Very interesting museum. I knew nothing of Barbara or her life and it was really to sad to see how she died. There are lots of photographs as you first go into the museum and you can see her history from being a young girl. The next level is a display of her smaller works - some I liked, others... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

The life story of Barbara Hepworth is very interesting and fairly comprehensive. I was a bit disappointed with the exhibits as they were laid out in a very small garden. Not very wheelchair friendly. I thought it was a it expensive for what it is.

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Thank Mike N
TateStIves, Visitor Experience Manager at Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback following your recent visit and I'm sorry to hear you found the museum and garden difficult to access. We do everything we can to make the house and garden easy to navigate but due to our location and it's conservation status are sometimes limited to the changes we can make. The garden and upstairs room... More 

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