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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  • This is a lovely little exhibit right in the middle of the St Ives area. I took my three kids with me (admission for them was free, which was refreshing!). They were particularly interested in photos ...  more »
  • I was recommended by a friend to go to this and was really help I did. Was interesting to see about Barbara life and her beautiful art work.  more »
  • Fabulous location, excellent guide who spoke like he knew Barbara personally, and the most glorious view. Beats the Tate st Ives hands down.  more »
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  • I just keep coming back... the kids love it, not entirely sure why as its is simply a garden and museum. Very little attempt at interactivity (other than a quiz). just goes to show that sort of thing isn't necessary all the time at touristy locations
  • A very interesting place to visit. Hepworth's iconic statues are very intriguing and the strange Cornish garden is a welcome distraction from the cream-tea and Cornish pasty stops of St Ives.
  • I now know a lot about Barbara Hepworth, and it was fascinating to find the garden tucked away in the middle of St Ives where everything appears crammed in. Seeing the sculptures was interesting too.
  • Beautiful location very serene
  • Inspirational! Shame about the weather