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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  • A fab insight into the life of Barbara Hepworth, best visiting is spring / summer when the gardens are most alive.  more »
  • If you're at all interested in art and sculpture in particular, this little gem is worth a visit - tack it onto a visit to the Tate when it reopens!  more »
  • This is a substantial and varied collection of Barbara Hepworth sculptures beautifully laid out and set in the tranquil garden. Indoors is the exhibition of photos and some artifacts telling her life ...  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