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Heritage Open Days, Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep 2017, free entry

Heritage Weekend 2017

Heritage Weekend 2017


The Hepworth Wakefield

01924 247360


Gallery Walk,

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Sat 1 Jul - Sun 8 Oct Howard Hodgkin: Painting India
Sat 19 Aug India-Inspired Jewellery Workshop


Join us to explore and celebrate the rich history of industry and culture in our waterfront surroundings, with a series of talks and boat trips along the River Calder.

Guided by Wakefield Historical Society, find out about the features that make the waterways around the gallery unique and significant in the development of the region as we know it today, along with events and innovations that took place across the waterfront’s many mill buildings.
You will also learn about vessels of historic significance in our neighbouring boatyard, along with exciting new plans for the redevelopment of Rutland Mills.

Combining archive images, factual explanations and anecdotal stories, Wakefield Historical Society’s introductions to the area have been developed through an in-depth research project supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

This programme coincides with Heritage Open Days, England's largest festival of history and culture, and is made possible through support from the Canal and River Trust and Wakefield Historical Society.

Introduction to Wakefield Waterfront with Boat Trip

Saturday 9 - Sunday 10 September 2017

10.30 – 11.30am, 12.30am – 1.30pm, 2 – 3pm, 3.30 – 4.30pm

Tickets cost £5 / £4 Members / £3 under 18’s. Book online

Beginning in our Auditorium, gain an introduction to the area Wakefield Historical Society followed by a guided boat trip along the River Calder.*

Introduction to Wakefield Waterfront

An introduction to the area followed by Wakefield Historical Society in our Auditorium.

12pm, Free. Book online

Wakefield Waterfront film

Throughout the day, Free

Produced by Wakefield Historical Society.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled 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 access

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 - Sun 10 Sep 2017 10:00 to 17:00
Ticket Terms and Conditions

Seating on the boat is limited, please inform us if you are unable to stand.

We regret that unfortunately the boat trips are not accessible to wheelchair users.

Prams may not be taken on the boat.

Children must be accompanied by an adult. Due to limited capacity, a ticket must be booked for children of all ages.

Tickets are non-refundable. In the event of extreme weather, we reserve the right to cancel the boat trips at short notice in view of health and safety regulations, and will refund all tickets within 5 working days.


Free entry



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

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.

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

To arrange your group or coach party visit call us or email to find out more about special packages for your group.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


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