Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
4.5
Gardens • Art Museums
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10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 5:15 PM
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Timed tickets are advised. Please book in advance from website. The Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden contains the largest group of Hepworth's works, permanently on display where she lived and worked from 1949 until 1975.
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Laura Tan
St Ives, UK13 contributions
A bit biased, because this is garden from garden. Every time I go, I always think "should come here more often". Changes throughout the seasons, sometimes quiet, and sometimes thronging with visitors who seem equally enthralled by the sculptures and the story of Barbara's life that is well documented through the indoor exhibition and photo gallery.
Always recommend this as a must when visiting St Ives, especially for those seeking a cultural and/or garden holiday fix.
Written August 11, 2022
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KTP310
Reading, UK808 contributions
Family
We absolutely loved spending time in the Barbara Hepworth Garden - it is beautifully kept and the perfect place to display many of her wonderful pieces. Tickets had to be pre-booked and numbers were limited which enhanced our visit as the garden was a tranquil oasis, with several places to sit and just enjoy the beautiful surroundings. It was fascinating to see the workshop and there was a strong sense of this as the place where Barbara Hepworth lived and worked. The small museum was very informative and the staff were extremely friendly and welcoming.
Written May 27, 2021
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Josquine
Somerset UK107 contributions
I wasn't too sure what I would make of the sculptures, but I really liked them, some more than others. Not too many that you are overwhelmed, and set in lots of plants - I hadn't really taken on board the 'Garden' bit beforehand. Sculptures are placed exactly as Hepworth decided, and a guide told me that the planting was her choice as well. Quite a lot of visitors when I went, but still a nice rest from the hustle and bustle of crowded St Ives front.
Written July 8, 2022
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Chrisgale
Sheffield, UK753 contributions
Friends
We often visit the Hepworth in Wakefield so had recently seen the big exhibition that is coming to Tate St Ives later in the year. Lovely storyline about the artist her home and garden. Well laid out, not a big place but very enjoyable. Super garden. Lovely to see the overalls and tools just as she might have left them. You need to book, parking in St Ives is limited so be prepared to walk to get to it. Very friendly staff.
Written March 31, 2022
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GajriKesar
Vallabh Vidya Nagar121 contributions
We went as a group of four and all of us thoroughly enjoyed spending time in the garden with the sculptures. We booked well ahead and were glad we did as there were very few slots left! The garden was lovely and peaceful and had a view on Hepworth's studio, plus a little tiny cabin with a bed in it. There was also a sliver of a sea view. The sculptures were very much at home in their natural surroundings and we spent quiet time on a bench contemplating them. It was wonderful to commune in this way with one of Britain's most famous 20th century artists! Highly recommended.
Written September 13, 2021
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Midlands Wanderer 13
Stratford-upon-Avon, UK41 contributions
Couples
Don't expect much to read about Hepworth's life and artistic process. Do expect incredibly knowledgeable guides who are infectiously passionate. The garden, containing some of her most famous sculptures from throughout her life, will stay with you for a long long time. If you can go when it's sunny, you will not believe the photos you can get.
Written July 30, 2022
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htw00d
7 contributions
Couples
A must visit when in St Ives. A beautiful, special place. The sculptures and the planting work well together. We visited twice during our visit to experience the sculptures both in the rain and in the sunshine. Highly recommend. Friendly and helpful staff.
Written May 7, 2022
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Ricky W
6 contributions
This is a wonderful, relaxing place: first the biography of this amazing sculptor, then the visit round the garden to see so many of her works and her studio, with several unfinished items. We arrived ahead of our specified time but were allowed in immediately, as it was not busy when we arrived. It is just a pity it is so difficult to access, but that is the nature of the building and of St Ives ! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would recommend this highly.
Written June 23, 2022
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Judi G
London, UK51 contributions
This is a very simple, lovely museum telling the story of Barbara Hepworth situated in her own house. The story continues into the garden which is home to her larger pieces. A really tranquil beautiful experience. Well worth a visit.
Written May 22, 2022
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AlexSwallow
Sheffield, UK1,500 contributions
We live in Yorkshire and as we have already been to the Wakefield Gallery and as we were on holiday in St Ives, it felt both fitting and a pilgrimage of sorts to visit here.

I was so pleased we did, I really thought it gave an interesting insight into the artist's work, it is a lovely way for her memory to live on- and the garden is both beautiful and peaceful.

A special thanks to the brilliant attendant who answered all my many questions and seemed so passionate about the work. I can't remember having a more positive interaction with someone at a gallery, she is a credit to her profession.
Written March 28, 2022
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