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. 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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  • The gardens are small but immaculately taken care of. The sculptures are, of course, outstanding. If you can stay for the tour then do it as it was really very good.
  • As a true fan of dame Barbara Hepworth's work, the museum may be small but is absolutely breathtaking, it feels like being transported to another world when you step into the garden
  • Absolutely amazing. Feels like Barbara has just left the garden to pop to town. Information sheets available and staff on hand if you have questions. Perfect Spot to take in the sun and enjoy the peace and quiet that inspired this great artist
  • Such an interesting place highlight of our trip to St Ives. The Guide was so interesting and knew his stuff. Brilliant.
  • Every time we visit Cornwall we go to Babara Hepworth's house. If you can visit off season it's wonderfully less busy. The sculptures in the garden are stunning. Her studio that you get to peer through the window at is amazing and so monochromatic its nearly all white from the plater and I really love the green house above the studio. The art pack you can get for the kids is great as there is modelling material which may distract them long enough to really appreciate the garden.
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