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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Ranked #5 of 56 things to do in St Ives
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Owner description: Designed by Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's leading abstract artists, this picturesque garden holds a collection of her sculpture. Last admission 17.00
Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Joy”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Can I tell you how wonderful it was to finally see so many beautiful works by this amazing woman? How did she do it with so many children? If you do nothing else in Southern England, get to this place. You will never forget these masterpieces.

Visited June 2014
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Hampshire
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“So many sculptures”
Reviewed July 9, 2014

A very calm garden with lots of sculptures to be able to get up very close to. The garden is not very big so it's amazing so many sculptures are located there.

Visited July 2014
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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“A Must for every visitor”
Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a wonderful small museum, but it is the garden, faithfully maintained since the sculptor's death that is the real attraction. To see the sculptures, close-up in the environment for which they were designed is truly awesome.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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“Gorgeous - whatever the weather”
Reviewed July 6, 2014

I've been here three times now; twice in glorious sunshine and most recently in the pouring rain. The sculptures are beautiful and the rain added something extra. It's really worth a visit, it is very inspiring.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Amazing sculptural garden”
Reviewed July 1, 2014

This is worth visiting for the beautiful garden with Barbara's in situ sculptures. She was such a prolific artist who obviously fell in love with the arty society of St Ives. The biographical notes inside the museum provide a very interesting insight to her personal life and professional career. You can buy a bundle entrance ticket to both this museum and the Tate.

Visited June 2014
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