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

Wakefield Jazz

Dominic Galea Quartet

Wakefield Jazz
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Calligraphy

Calligraphy

Wakefield Cathedral
Coal Race

Caphouse Colliery Coal Race

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
Willow Weaving Workshop

Willow Weaving Workshop

Anglers Country Park
New Nostell Cycle Trail

Nostell Cycle Trails

National Trust Nostell
Courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Photo © David L

Recharge: Yoga Retreat

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Wearable Sculpture

Wearable Sculptures

The Hepworth Wakefield
Yorkshire Crafts, Gifts & Produce Experience

Yorkshire Crafts, Gifts & Produce Experience

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Yorkshire Crafts, Gifts & Produce Experience

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Art Week

Art Week during May Half Term

National Trust Nostell
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Wakefield Drama Festival

The Thrill of Love

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Yorkshire Crafts, Gifts & Produce Experience

Yorkshire Crafts, Gifts & Produce Experience

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Art Week

Art Week during May Half Term

National Trust Nostell
Cathedral Crafts

Cathedral Crafts

Wakefield Cathedral
Wakefield Drama Festival

Funny Money

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Kaleidoscope Screen Printing

Kaleidoscope Screen Printing

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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