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All visitors including Tate Members will need to book a timed ticket before visiting. There is a one-way route around the museum and garden, followed by entry to Tate St Ives. Staff will guide you through each space so that you can reconnect with the sculptures, paintings, drawings and archive material of Barbara Hepworth.
Please wear a face covering. This is recommended in the galleries and mandatory in the Tate St Ives shop.
Barbara Hepworth first came to live in Cornwall with her husband 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.
Following her wish to establish her home and studio as a museum of her work, Trewyn Studio and much of the artist’s work remaining there was given to the nation and placed in the care of the Tate Gallery in 1980.
'Finding Trewyn Studio was a sort of magic’, wrote Hepworth. ‘Here was a studio, a yard and garden where I could work in open air and space'.
Most of the bronzes are in the positions in which the artist herself placed them. The garden itself was laid out by Barbara Hepworth with help from a friend, the composer Priaulx Rainier.