Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives

(4.6/5 based on 900+ 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, the South-African 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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TripAdvisor
  • This really is worth a visit if you are in Saint Ives. We were treated to a really interesting talk by Andrew who obviously loves everything she has done and made his talk so interesting, we could hav...  more »
  • Well worth a visit, the simplicity of the surroundings seemed to highlight the magnificence and huge scale of Barbara Hepworths work. The painting of her son and his co pilot completed after they died...  more »
  • Been to the garden and museum four times I think now over the years. It's always a beautiful place to be, both for the sculptures, but also the planting, flowers etc. The workshops are fascinating and...  more »
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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