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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Address: Barnoon Hill, St Ives TR26 1AD, England
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Designed by Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's leading abstract artists,...

Designed by Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's leading abstract artists, this picturesque garden holds a collection of her sculpture. Last admission 17.00

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Really interesting, touching, emotive, stunning. I attended with my partner who isn't in to always in to art and he is now a convert who had started reading about Barbara... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

You really need to make sure that you like Barbara sculptures before you go. Nowadays you can see similar sculptures everywhere from parks upto offices. And you don't need to pay for the entrance. There are around 20 sculptures in the whole museum in total. I personally liked only one of them. And the museum itself is actualy a small... More 

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Really interesting, touching, emotive, stunning. I attended with my partner who isn't in to always in to art and he is now a convert who had started reading about Barbara Hepworth.

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Thank Cherise R
Woking, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must see in St Ives. Smaller than you might think, the garen is well laid out and there is a more or less chronological display of BH's scultpures (as with most, long-lived artists, the best items are from the middle-aged prime).

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Thank Wokinggrey
West Sussex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Interesting visit but I think you need to appreciate art and sculpture more than we do the garden was nice to sit in especially if the weathers good.

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Thank dhaynes2017
Rochester, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a wonderful experience. Also a feat of engineering just curating it. With the sun in this garden and inconservatory one could stay all day.

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Thank Judithmcdonald
Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend the short talk about Barbara Hepworth every day (I think) at 1pm. I found this useful for her complex biography and its impact upon her art. The sculpture garden is outstanding, as is her workshop left as if she has just popped out.

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Thank J_Jarndyce
Oxfordshire
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Such powerful sculpture which still looks contemporary. A tiny litle house contains a really interesting museum and the garden takes your breath away with all the wonderful sculpture

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Thank Joedy
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The garden was idyllic and tranquil. Each sculpture was perfectly suited its setting. There was a sense that Barbara would come round the corner at any time having just completed another sculpture! I would like to come back here each day of my visit to Cornwall for just 10 minutes, just to sit and be.

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Thank gillianleahy
kent.UK
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As Tate members we gain free entry which is a plus. I would say it's worth entry fee tho unlike the main gallery, especially the sculptures in the beautiful garden and the view into Hepworths studio.

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Thank bambi0212
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a truly magnificent museum featuring the works of Barbara Hepworth..When you go around the gardens especially you can see where she worked and even slept when making these fantastic sculptures

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