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Contact

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

01924 832631

Address

West Bretton,
Wakefield,
West Yorkshire,
WF4 4LG

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre

Visitor Centre

Details

Yorkshire Sculpture Park's Visitor Centre and entrance is a landmark building, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects that offer greatly improved visitor facilities in a vibrant and contemporary setting.

Alongside the new restaurant and shop are a Community Resource area, auditorium and conference space. An outdoor workshop site and an indoor classroom are also available for visiting schools and groups.

Why not take a look at the "Walk Of Art" as you approach the Visitor Centre from the car park area. 'Walk of Art' is a 100 metre metal pathway designed and inscribed with the names of individuals, clubs, groups, companies and schools. You cant fail to miss the thousands of names (some more famous than others!) beneath your feet in this permanent work of art by sculptor Gordon Young, in collaboration with "why not associates". Can you spot the name of a famous Yorkshire born chat show host? Good Luck with your search!

For further details see www.ysp.co.uk

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Opening details

Summer: Galleries + indoor facilities 10am-5pm / Open air 10am-6pm
Winter: Galleries + indoor facilities 10am-4pm / Open air 10am-5pm

YSP is closed 24th - 25th December inclusive.

Car park locked 30 minutes after closing.

Prices

Free entry

Car Park Charges:
Up to 1 hour £2.50
1-2 hours £5.00
All day (3 hours+) £7.50

Location

Directions

See location of Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 282130  Lat: 53.61278 Long: -1.57521

By Road:
From Wakefield City Centre: Turn left onto the A637 from the A636. Proceed through West Bretton village until you reach a roundabout. At this roundabout, turn right and follow the road through to the YSP car park and Centre.

From Motorway North/South: Exit the M1 at Junction 38, take the A637 towards Huddersfield, and follow the Yorkshire Sculpture Park brown heritage signs for one mile until you reach a roundabout. At this roundabout, turn left past Archway Lodge and follow the road through to the YSP car park and Centre.

From Motorway East/West: Leave the M62 at Junction 29 and take the M1 South towards Wakefield and Sheffield. Exit the M1 at Junction 38, take the A637 towards Huddersfield, and follow the Yorkshire Sculpture Park brown heritage signs for one mile until you reach a roundabout. At this roundabout, turn left past Archway Lodge and follow the road through to the YSP car park and Centre.

By Public Transport:
Nearest Railway Station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station (5 miles)
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield Bus Station (5 miles)
Bus Route: Tate Travel Service No. 96 goes into the grounds of the Park and drops passengers off close to the visitor centre. This services runs from Wakefield Bus Station 7 days a week.

Car Park Charges:

All day: £8.00
1–2 hours: £5.00
Up to 1 hour: £2.50
Motorcycles are free – please donate.
Coaches – please report to the Information Desk on arrival.
Parking charges apply to all visitors including blue-badge holders

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

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