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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Address: Barnoon Hill, St Ives TR26 1AD, England
Phone Number: 441736796226
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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. Last admission 17.00

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This was a lovely visit, the garden itself is also so peaceful. The price isn't bad at all, and both my husband and I enjoyed looking at the beautiful pieces in the garden and... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW via mobile

This was a lovely visit, the garden itself is also so peaceful. The price isn't bad at all, and both my husband and I enjoyed looking at the beautiful pieces in the garden and upstairs in the building. The staff were polite and friendly, and the works of art inspired me with my own!

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We popped into the museum mid afternoon and whilst it was a busy August afternoon you didn't feel at all hemmed in or in anyone's way as you wandered around the garden statues. There's some amazing pieces and an hour out of the busy streets in this tranquil spot is not to be missed.

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Hebden Bridge
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting balance between historical perspective and her iconic structures and shapes. Informative display of the life of Barbara Hepworth. Always interesting. Garden is tranquil with beautiful exhibits. Good to see the workshop as it was left. Plenty of interest in a compact area. Relevant books on sale and friendly reception and staff.

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This used to be Barbara Hepworth's home, and is now an exhibition of her work. The very best part is the outdoor exhibition, many of her sculptures set in the small beautiful garden. This was a very peaceful place in the middle of a rather crowded St Ives.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Now I'm. it all that with art and stuff so this was a pleasing visit and escape from the busy shopping streets for a while. Novelty at looking at massive blokes wore off after 30 minutes or so.so . though that said members of the family more enthralled by art were happy to wonder for hours. OK

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A lovely small museum & garden showing Hepworth's amazing sculptures off perfectly in a beautiful well kept garden. The smallness of the gardens gives the sculptures an intimacy that would be lost if displayed in a big indoor room.

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Nottingham
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the sculpture garden, it's like walking into an artist's haven. It's also a photographer's dream landscape, as the sculptures reflect the landscape surrounding them. Everything is placed in the perfect position to enhance the beauty of each sculpture, they were stunning, even in the rain.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Was looking forward to this... was nice to see the art but was too small and I understand that but makes it just average... Okay for a hour or so.

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Royal Wootton Bassett, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely small museum and garden with informative guided tour. Well worth the visit allow 1hour plus to really enjoy

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Tucson USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hepworth 's home and studio has been kept almost as she left it. The docent tour is well worth it, necessary for those who don't know much about her life and rise to fame in such a male-dominated field of art, and her life in the St. Ives community. The garden is a revealing setting for understanding how she succeeded... More 

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