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“A Must for every visitor”

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden
Ranked #5 of 56 things to do in St Ives
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Owner description: Designed by Barbara Hepworth, one of Britain's leading abstract artists, this picturesque garden holds a collection of her sculpture. Last admission 17.00
Scarborough, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“A Must for every visitor”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a wonderful small museum, but it is the garden, faithfully maintained since the sculptor's death that is the real attraction. To see the sculptures, close-up in the environment for which they were designed is truly awesome.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Gorgeous - whatever the weather”
Reviewed 6 July 2014

I've been here three times now; twice in glorious sunshine and most recently in the pouring rain. The sculptures are beautiful and the rain added something extra. It's really worth a visit, it is very inspiring.

Visited July 2014
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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Amazing sculptural garden”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is worth visiting for the beautiful garden with Barbara's in situ sculptures. She was such a prolific artist who obviously fell in love with the arty society of St Ives. The biographical notes inside the museum provide a very interesting insight to her personal life and professional career. You can buy a bundle entrance ticket to both this museum and the Tate.

Visited June 2014
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Holywell, Wales, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“tranquil and reflective, even when full of kids!”
Reviewed 1 July 2014

This is a small house up a back street squashed amongst other houses, but the garden is quite large for where it is. And so cleverly planted with green foliage plants rather than bright flowers, so that Hepworth's marvellous tactile forms stand out. I was very pleased to see a party of school children enjoying it and being allowed to touch the outdoor scultures. Their enthusiasm added to my enjoyment.

Visited June 2014
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Witney Oxfordshire
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“A Great Experience”
Reviewed 30 June 2014

We thought twice about buying a combined ticket with Tate St Ives but it was well worth it. A tremendous exhibition both around her garden and inside the house which was clearly very similar to when she worked there. Very knowledgeable staff

Visited June 2014
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