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Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden

Barbara Hepworth Museum, Barnoon Hill, St Ives, Cornwall, UK, TR26 1AD
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Discover the magical home and garden of artist Barbara Hepworth, a hidden oasis in the centre of busy St Ives. Hepworth was one of the greatest British sculptors of the twentieth century. She created a secluded garden as a setting for her sculptures. Over 30 sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the museum and garden, along with paintings, drawings and archive material.

The museum has the feeling Trewyn Studio had in the 1950s, with Hepworth’s works, tools and furniture. The garden was laid out by Barbara Hepworth, with many of the bronzes in the positions in which the artist herself placed them.

Barbara Hepworth first came to live in Cornwall with her husband artist Ben Nicholson and their young family at the outbreak of war in 1939. She lived and worked in Trewyn Studios – now the Barbara Hepworth Museum – from 1949 until her death in 1975.

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


  • Information desk
  • Toilets
  • Seating
  • Disabled access


Tate St Ives £8.25/£6.60 concessions (without donation £7.50 / £6)

Barbara Hepworth Museum £6.60/£5.50 concessions (without a donation £6/£5)

Combined ticket (for gallery and museum) £11/£8.80 concessions (without donation £10 / £8)

Concessions apply to 60 and overs, students over 18, visitors with disabilities and jobseekers.

Free entry applies to Tate Members and 18’s and under.

Opening times

March — October

Daily 10am — 5.20pm (last admission 5pm)


November — February

Daily 10am — 4.20pm (last admission 4pm)

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