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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  • 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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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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