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.