St Ives

United Kingdom

Barnoon Hill
TR26 1AD
Phone: 01736 796226

Barbara Hepworth Museum And Sculpture Garden

Visiting the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden is a unique experience, offering a remarkable insight into the work and outlook of one of Britain's most important twentieth century artists. Sculptures in bronze, stone and wood are on display in the Museum and Garden, along with paintings, drawings and archive material.

Barbara Hepworth lived and worked in Trewyn studios, now the Hepworth Museum, from 1949 until her death in 1975, and created many of her most famous works there. The subtropical garden was an essential part of Hepworth's creative process, when she died it opened to the public as a permanent setting to exhibit her works. Tate has managed both studio and garden since 1980.


Barbara Hepworth's studio and garden have been run by the Tate since 1980. Hepworth asked in her will that Trewyn Studios and the adjacent garden, with a group of her sculptures placed as she wished, be permanently open to the public.


Joint Site Admission
£8.75 (£4.50 concessions)

Tate St Ives Only
£5.75 (£3.25 concessions)

Barbara Hepworth Museum Only
£4.75 (£2.75 concessions)

Free Admission
Admission is free for Tate Members and people who are 18 and under or 60 and over. Join Tate Members and enjoy free entry for yourself and a guest to exhibitions, private views, special events, art courses and TATE ETC., the Tate magazine.

Note: admission to the Barbara Hepworth Museum may be restricted in the high season to prevent overcrowding.

Opening hours

March - October
Open every day 10.00 - 17.20, last admission 17.00

November - February
Tuesday - Sunday 10.00 - 16.20, last admission 16.00
Note: The Garden closes at 16.20 or dusk, whichever is earlier.

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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News and events

Music and Performance
Delpha Hudson: Miss-Readings Saturday 3 February – Sunday 22 April 2007

Family Trails Available anytime during gallery hours
Hepworth's Garden Monday 19 February – Friday 23 February 2007
Hepworth's Garden Monday 2 April – Friday 13 April 2007