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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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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  • We've been here several times. If you like abstract sculptures, this is a must. It's only about £6-7 and is in the main town area. You can get round in less than half an hour, but longer is better.  more »
  • The Barbara Hepworth museum is nestled mid-way on a very steep hill and upon entering what was once her studio, you will find a space filled with beautifully crafted sculptures accompanied with intrig...  more »
  • By far the best part of the ticket for the double attraction of the Tate and these gardens. Not large but impressive and well worth the visit.  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!!