Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives
(4.6/5 based on 850+ reviews on the web)
A typical stone house in St. Ives on the outside, Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden reveals the creative hub of an artist on the inside. The living room's original furnishings remain as they were left while the artist's workshop holds half-finished paintings, tools, and materials. The garden beside the house is another work of art that was designed by Hepworth and friend Priaulx Rainier, theĀ South-AfricanĀ composer. Put Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden on your schedule, and learn what else deserves a visit by using our St Ives vacation trip planner.
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  • This was not the first visit to the museum but we were very lucky to land in time for a fantastic talk by Andrew. He was supposed to do 40 mins but must have continued for an hour and we would have be...  more »
  • This is a relatively small collection of excellent works, but the magic is the fact they are displayed in Hepworth's own garden with her workshops and all left intact 
  • This is a tiny museum set in Barbara Hepworth's workshop. Her garden is lovely and magical. It is free for Tate members. 
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  • I just keep coming back... the kids love it, not entirely sure why as its is simply a garden and museum. Very little attempt at interactivity (other than a quiz). just goes to show that sort of thing isn't necessary all the time at touristy locations
  • A very interesting place to visit. Hepworth's iconic statues are very intriguing and the strange Cornish garden is a welcome distraction from the cream-tea and Cornish pasty stops of St Ives.
  • I now know a lot about Barbara Hepworth, and it was fascinating to find the garden tucked away in the middle of St Ives where everything appears crammed in. Seeing the sculptures was interesting too.
  • Beautiful location very serene
  • Inspirational! Shame about the weather