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Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

a woman stands in the Barbara Hepworth garden looking out to the view

© Rikard Österlund

Explore the work of Barbara Hepworth through her home, studio and garden

You can visit all the spaces on this route, as long as you follow the one-way system designed to keep all visitors safe.

This route begins with entry to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden. Start on the ground floor where you enter the museum archive space. The room houses photographs, articles and items from Hepworth’s own collection, and examples of unfinished sculptures and the tools Hepworth used to make them.

Taking the stairs to the first floor, you enter Hepworth’s former studio and living space. The studio now displays sculptures and prints from across Hepworth’s career, alongside some of the artists own furniture and objects.

Exiting into the sculpture garden, you can visit Hepworth’s stone and plaster workshops and the sculpture yard. Over twenty sculptures can be found along the route through the garden, many laid in position by Hepworth herself. Enjoy the planting scheme and garden design that Hepworth created with help from a friend, the composer Priaulx Rainier. Discover the artist's summer house and a greenhouse containing her collection of cacti and tender plants.

There are steps and uneven surfaces that make access difficult. For this reason wheelchair access is by prior appointment only.

For more information before your visit:


Call +44 (0)173 679 6226

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Visitor numbers are being carefully managed to ensure that your visit is as safe and comfortable as possible. There are increased cleaning regimes in high use areas and protective screens on desks and counters. We are only accepting card or contactless payments and have installed hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery.

When you visit please:

  • Keep your distance from others,
  • Follow the one-way route,
  • Act on any guidance our team may give you,
  • Limit your party to six people or two households only

All visitors are required to wear face coverings in our galleries, apart from those who are exempt. Not all exemptions are visible so please be understanding of others.

Most importantly if you are feeling unwell, help keep everyone safe by staying at home.

For more information take a look through our frequently asked questions.

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden

Barnoon Hill
St Ives
Cornwall TR26 1AD




  • Timed tickets must be booked online before visiting
  • All visitors, including Members and Local's Pass holders, need to book a ticket

Concessions available

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