Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives

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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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  • August 19, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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 »
  • August 17, 2017
    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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