Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, St Ives

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#1 of 91 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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  • I visited for first time in 17 years. This time with my toddler. The chap giving a talk was fabulous even though we managed 10 minutes of focus.then another lady offered my toddler some creative play ...  more »
  • a very nice artist and a beautiful garden. absolutely to visit! the course begins with a guided tour very well done then a turn in the garden, a treat! very beautiful sculptures!
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  • Barbara Hepworth could have just popped out to buy a pack of cigarettes!! A real insight into this brilliant artists life.  more »
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  • Loved this place very tranquil despite being full of people. A trail was provided for the children which they really enjoyed and it encouraged them to look a bit closer as well as giving me a chance to take it in about slower than I would have been able to without it. There were also busy bags for all children but interesting for all ages with blocks and things to play with and get you thinking about shape colour and proportion.
  • A beautiful museum, fantastic garden full of beautiful sculptures. I will definitely be going back. A fabulous gem within St Ives. If you are going to the Tate, buy the duel tickets as you have a very good saving.
  • A beautiful secret garden, packed with stunning sculptures in an authentic tropical setting. Very informative. A relaxing, shady oasis away from the hubbub of the town. My favourite place in St Ives.
  • I must confess: never heard of her before our Holiday. Now I'm impressed! Really nice work. The garden is so lovely! The much better part of our Tate combi Ticket.
  • A must for all lovers of sculpture. Small but beautiful garden filled with glorious pieces of art. Museum very good.

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