Experience Wakefield

We’re proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

Step back in time and explore our heritage - a visit down’t coal pit is a must! Take in the splendour of an 18th century National Trust mansion and discover the stories of our people at Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield museums.

Fancy a festival? We’ve got lots to choose from. Celebrate our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City.

Don't just try something new, try something unique! Create your own neon sculptures, journey into the dungeons of a medieval castle, have a sleepover at a nature reserve and lots more.

Those are just a few ideas of how to experience Wakefield and you’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning...

We’re proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Step back in time and explore our heritage - a visit down’t coal pit is a must! Take in the splendour of an 18th century National Trust mansion and discover the stories of our people at Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield museums.

Fancy a festival? Celebrate our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City. Those are just a few ideas of how to experience Wakefield and you’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning...

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What's On This Week

Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Nordic Walking Group

Nordic Walking Group

National Trust Nostell
Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield

Artwalk Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield
Comic Creators

Comic Creators

Wakefield Museum
Evening Photography Workshop

Evening Photography Workshop

The Hepworth Wakefield
Introduction to Colour Tone and Theory

Introduction to Colour Tone & Theory

The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield

Pop-Up Bistro and Wine Tasting

The Hepworth Wakefield
Archives Surgery

Archives Surgery

West Yorkshire History Centre
Roman Oil Lamps

Light the Lamps!

Castleford Museum
Playmakers Handling Objects

Playmakers Handling Objects

Wakefield Museum
Summer Starts Here!

Summer Starts Here!

Wakefield Museum
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Brilliant Brooches

Brilliant Brooches

Castleford Museum
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Summer Nights Film Festival

Summer Nights Film Festival

National Trust Nostell
Art &amp; Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park