Welcome to Wakefield

Explore the city centre and you’ll find independent boutiques and high street favourites along with a choice of tea rooms and coffee stops. Take a tour of Wakefield Cathedral to hear the history of this spectacular place of worship then enter a world of discovery as you learn the stories of the city and its people at Wakefield Museum.

Delve deeper into our heritage as you journey 140m underground at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. Fancy something a little more elegant? Make sure you visit National Trust Nostell to explore an 18th century mansion set amid 300 acres of gardens, lakeside paths and parkland.

Celebrate the area’s art heritage and see world class sculpture at The Hepworth Wakefield. Prepare to be wowed as you explore art scattered across picturesque landscapes at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It’s not all about the galleries; look out for self-led Artwalk nights where art and ale collide with pop-up workshops and live performances.

There’s so much to discover, take a look below for more inspiration...

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What's On in Wakefield

Cathedral Crafts

Cathedral Crafts

Wakefield Cathedral
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Free Tours

Free Tours

Wakefield Cathedral
Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Baby Rave

Baby Rave

The Hepworth Wakefield
Little Explorers

Little Explorers for Under 5's

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Strictly Murder

Strictly Murder

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
Beat It, Bend It, Build It

Beat It, Bend It, Build It

The Hepworth Wakefield

Coalshed Poets

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Great British Dog Walk

Great British Dog Walk

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Ridings Craft Fair

The Ridings Craft Fair

Ridings Shopping Centre
Cathedral Crafts

Cathedral Crafts

Wakefield Cathedral
Crafty Crocs

Crafty Crocs

Wakefield Museum
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

The Hepworth Wakefield

Step into a world of mystery as you discover stories of Wakefield people and their lives, some over a thousand years in the making, others are only just beginning. See the exhibitions come alive as you explore the museum through the special Digitrail.

And don't miss your chance to explore the extraordinary world of Charles Waterton, creator of the world's first nature reserve. Are you brave enough to stand on top of the caiman?

Discover more here