Travel: Barbara Hepworth's Museum, St Ives

James and I visited Barbara Hepworth's Museum and Sculpture garden a while ago and I totally fell in love with this space. She once described finding the studio as 'sort of magic' and I can see why.

We spent the afternoon wandering around the pretty gardens and museum admiring the beautiful wood, stone and bronze sculptures. It's such a tranquil place and well worth a visit if you're in the St Ives area.

Travel: Barbara Hepworth's Museum

For me her studio area was a highlight, it housed half finished sculptures, aprons and various tools. I couldn't help but imagine myself working there. The greenhouse was a close second with its collection of succulents (I'm a sucker for these prickly little guys) and climbing plants. It inspired us to think about converting part of our house into a studio and painting our whole house white!

Barbara Hepworth's museum St Ives

It's worth popping into the museum after a wander around the white washed buildings of St Ives. I hadn't been to the town in a while and had forgotten how beautiful the light is, no wonder it's attracted so many artists over the years. 

Next stop their sister museum in Wakefield!

Barbara Hepworth's museum St Ives


Opening Times: Open everyday (except 24-26th December) - 10:00 to 17:20 (last submission 17:00)

Cost: £6.60/£5.50 concessions (without donation £6/£5)

Where: Barnoon Hill, St Ives, Cornwall, TR26 1AD

Call: +44 (0)1736 796 226