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

Party Night

80s Night

Cedar Court Hotel
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Batik Workshop

Batik Workshop

The Hepworth Wakefield
Book Doctors

Book Doctors

Wakefield Library
Grit

Book Launch: Grit

Wakefield Library
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
Food Glorious Food

Food, Glorious Food Market

Wakefield Precinct
Mark Thomas - The Red Shed

Mark Thomas - The Red Shed

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Matt Abbott

Planes, Trains and Seasick Pills with Matt Abbott

Wakefield Kirkgate Railway Station
The Hull Contingent

The Hull Contingent

Unity Works
Classic Car Meet

By The People, For The People

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Classic Car Meet

Classic Car Meet

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park
Courtesy David Lindsay

Recharge: Yoga Retreat

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Words for Wellbeing Cabaret

Words for Wellbeing Cabaret

St Austin’s Theatre
Words for Wellbeing

Words for Wellbeing Celebration

St Austin’s Theatre
Archive Skills

Archive Skills

West Yorkshire History Centre

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