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!
Car Park Charges:
Up to 1 hour £2.50
1-2 hours £5.00
All day (3 hours+) £7.50
|Sat 7 Mar - Sun 6 Sep||Henry Moore Back to a Land|
|Sat 2 May - Sun 6 Sep||Laura & Alessandro Diaz de Santillana|
|Wed 1 Apr - Sun 21 Jun||Making It: Sculpture in Britain 1977 to 1986|
|Wed 13 - Mon 18 May||Hot & Cold Sheet Metal|
|Thu 21 May||An Evening of Poetry with Simon Armitage|
|Tue 26 May||Making It: Family Sculpture Workshop|
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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