Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives

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#1 of 92 in Museums in Cornwall
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. Use our St Ives day trip planning website to add Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden and other attractions to your St Ives vacation plans.
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  • After seeing this museum on television several years ago I was keen to see it for myself and it did not disappoint. The sculpture garden is just lovely with planting that complements the pieces beauti...  more »
  • If your in to sculptures this will certainly please you. The history and gallery are interesting but the garden with sculptures, plants and a pond make this a great little place to visit.  more »
  • Very pleasant place to visit. Ideal for a stroll in the sunshine. Located in an unassuming building so use a map to find it!  more »
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  • Amazing to see the sculptures in environment they were dreamt up. A nice change from seeing them under bright lights in a gallery. Recommended!
  • Beautiful gardens - the sculptures are wonderful in themselves but being in situ really brings them to life. The garden is a hidden gem with lovely views. The small museum is also very interesting - the first floor about Hepworth's life and association with St Ives and the second floor exhibiting some of her smaller works. Well worth the ticket price and a 45-minute wander.
  • The sculpture garden is exceptionally lovely. The combination of Hepworth's beautiful forms and the variety of plants and trees that surround them creates a wonderful atmosphere with intimate shady paths.
  • Loved this place. Really enjoyed looking at all the sculptures. Would love to visit again and would highly recommend. Thought this was better that the Tate Gallery
  • Authentic studio and artist's house where you can still feel her presence. Beautiful sculpture garden!!

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A guest room along one of the cobbled Victorian streets, such as Fore Street, provides access to pubs, restaurants and the harbor. For spectacular views over the sea, consider a hotel near the water. Book harborside lodging early because seaside rooms fill up fast, especially during the holiday season. Inland from the southern coastline, renovated shepherd's huts and cottages provide shelter among the hills.
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