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Art Gallery, free entry

The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield

Details

The Hepworth Wakefield opened on 21 May 2011 and is Yorkshire's landmark gallery for the visual arts. This stunning building, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, is a place to explore art, architecture and your imagination.

With over 1,600 square metres of light filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside of London. The gallery celebrates the area’s artistic legacy as the birthplace of Barbara Hepworth, one of the 20th Century's most important artists, and brings together work from Wakefield's art collection, internationally renowned artists as well as a significant collection of Hepworth's work.

Located in an outstanding setting on Wakefield's historic waterfront, the gallery offers a vibrant social space that is central to the artistic and social life of the region. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the world-class facilities including cafe, shop and education spaces and take part in an exciting programme of family activities, workshops, talks, tours and special events.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

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

Prices

Free entry

Location

Directions

See location of The Hepworth Wakefield on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 336200  Lat: 53.67584 Long: -1.49140

By Public Transport:

The gallery is conveniently located 1 mile from Wakefield Westgate station and 0.3 miles from Kirkgate Station.

Wakefield Free City Bus stops close to the gallery. For more information please visit www.wymetro.com

By car
Please see the Hepworth Wakefield website for all the latest information on travelling to the gallery by car. The Pay and Display car park is located on Thornes Lane.

ACCESS
The gallery is fully accessible, please visit the website or contact us for a full access guide.

GROUP VISITS
To arrange your group or coach party visit call us or email groups@hepworthwakefield.org to find out more about special packages for your group.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • 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
  • 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