Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden Collection route

Barbara Hepworth Museum and Tate St Ives

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

© Rikard Österlund

Tate St Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden are currently closed

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Explore the work of Barbara Hepworth through her home, studio and garden, followed by a visit to Tate St Ives

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 ticket includes entry to Tate St Ives, which you can enter after visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum.

What you can see

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.

In Tate St Ives, learn about the histories and ideas of Modern Art in St Ives.

Artwork highlights

Dame Barbara Hepworth, ‘Sculpture with Colour (Deep Blue and Red)’ 1940
Dame Barbara Hepworth
Sculpture with Colour (Deep Blue and Red) 1940
© Bowness
Dame Barbara Hepworth, ‘Four-Square (Walk Through)’ 1966
Dame Barbara Hepworth
Four-Square (Walk Through) 1966
Lent by the Trustees of the Barbara Hepworth Estate
© Bowness
Dame Barbara Hepworth, ‘Two Figures (Heroes)’ 1954
Dame Barbara Hepworth
Two Figures (Heroes) 1954
© Bowness
Dame Barbara Hepworth, ‘Group II (People Waiting)’ 1952
Dame Barbara Hepworth
Group II (People Waiting) 1952
Lent from a private collection 2005
© Bowness
Dame Barbara Hepworth, ‘Single Form (September)’ 1961
Dame Barbara Hepworth
Single Form (September) 1961
© Bowness
Dame Barbara Hepworth, ‘Stringed Figure (Curlew), Version II’ 1956, edition 1959
Dame Barbara Hepworth
Stringed Figure (Curlew), Version II 1956, edition 1959
© Bowness

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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  • Carefully managed visitor numbers
  • A one-way route through the exhibition spaces
  • Increased cleaning regimes in toilets and high use areas
  • Protective screens on desks and counters
  • Hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery
  • The cloakroom is closed so avoid bringing bulky coats or bags


  • Please follow all the safety instructions onsite
  • Keep your distance and act on any guidance our staff give you
  • Wear a face covering, unless you are exempt
  • Pay by card or contactless
  • Use the hand santiser provided and wash your hands regularly
  • If you are not feeling well, help keep everyone safe by staying at home

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

Before booking your visit please ensure you are following the latest government guidance and tier restrictions. Check our Barbara Hepworth Museum page before you travel.

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