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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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We come back year after year

To see these wonderful creations where the artist actually placed them and lived here herself is glorious and very meaningful

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Torbay
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To see these wonderful creations where the artist actually placed them and lived here herself is glorious and very meaningful

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Thirsk, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful and intimate venue, with very interesting (but not too weighty) autobiographical details of the life of Barbara Hepworth. The exhibits were not in numerical order and this made me have to think, rather than just walking around in expectation of 2 following on from 3! (Never did find 1 though; wonder if this was deliberate?) The... More 

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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As the Tate was out of action we found this museum and garden to look around as part of our cultural experience.Barbara's exhibits were interesting and way ahead of her time. At lunchtime we tacked on to a guides presentation that helped our knowledge of this fascinating place and would recommend the tour if practical.

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

One could sit and wonder at the beauty and complexity - or should it be simplicity - of Hepworth's sculptures for a full day in sunshine or in rain as the chracter of each piece changes with the passing of the day and the change of the weather.

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

If you visit only one "attraction" in St Ives then make it this. The secluded garden is an oasis containing breathtaking and inspirational sculpture. It's difficult to find the words, so I won't try. I urge you to fit this in to your trip if at all possible.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not normally great fans of abstract art, but the organic forms here appealed to us and the garden outside is the icing on the cake, sculpture and greenery blending together to create a soothing pleasure for the eye. Not large, but perfectly formed, with benches to sit on and a wandering, unconcerned cat. There are guided tours available if wanted.... More 

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Nimes, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and interesting; well worth a visit. We enjoyed it more than the actual Tate St Ives, which we visited last year. The photo shows the museum cat (also a sculpture in his way - the perfect union of form and material).

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EssexUK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very informative museum. Lovely garden where the sculptures seem to fit in so naturally, organically even, while they are also striking. Well worth a visit.

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Shaldon, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Supplemented by a few works from the closed Tate, this is a unpretentious and worthwhile attraction, with pieces displayed around the small garden and 'museumed' studio. OK to take kids, too.

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited 26th June on a wet windy day in St Ives. The inside exhibition itself was very interesting and I liked the pieces on show. this was a surprise to me as I'm not a fan of modern art usually. We then went into the garden - beautiful even on a damp day, really quiet and peaceful too. A... More 

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