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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Barnoon Hill St Ives TR26 1AD 01736 796 226

We say

The subtropical garden is the highlight of this unique exhibition, with its monumental bronze sculptures that were Hepworth’s representation of the coastal environment that inspired her. Along with the wood, stone and bronze pieces exhibited here, you can also peep into the studio where the artist worked and take a journey through Hepworth’s life via the archive materials on display.

View a Tate Shots video on the creation of the garden

You say Average Rating ★★★★☆

Beautiful and Tranquil ★★★★★

We were really struck by the beauty of the sculpture garden, it's tranquillity and the scale of the sculptures, a must if you are visiting St Ives

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden reviewed by on December 9th, 2015

A Gorgeous Little Haven ★★★★★

Stepping away from the hustle and bustle of the town is well worth it in the case of this garden...stunning sculptures and extremely tranquil

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden reviewed by on March 10th, 2015

a little haven ★★★★☆

the beautiful hepworth sculptures in the setting of her own home. A magical place to discover the work of this iconic artist

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden reviewed by on May 29th, 2013

St Ives Gem ★★★★★

Barbara Hepworth said of this place: 

Finding Trewyn Studio was a sort of magic. Here was a studio, a yard and garden where I could work in open air and space.’ 

And what a lovely, tranquil space it still is - when you're sitting in this garden, hidden away up one of the back streets from the harbour, you'd never know you're only a few hundred metres from the harbour-front bustling with tourists and seagulls. The museum has some really good background on Hepworth and a few interesting pieces, but the garden, designed by Hepworth herself, is star of the show here - it's full of impressive bronzes arranged around the little paths and trees of the garden to give unexpected views through and around each sculpture to the others, and has some of the outbuildings she used to produce her sculptures. Don't miss this if you're going to St Ives. Also of interest if you're looking for galleries in St Ives is the Bernard Leach pottery museum up the hill.

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden reviewed by on March 6th, 2013

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£6.60 per adult (£6 without donation). Joint tickets for Tate St Ives and Barbara Hepworth Museum £11 (£10 without donation). 


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Mar–Oct: Daily 10am–5pm. Nov–Feb: Tues–Sun 10am–4pm

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