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
Burns Night

Burns Night

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Free Tours

Free Tours

Wakefield Cathedral
The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture: In Conversation

In Conversation

The Hepworth Wakefield
The Empty Nesters' Club

The Empty Nesters' Club

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Jam Experiment

Jam Experiment

Wakefield Jazz
The Clone Roses

The Clone Roses

Unity Works
The Empty Nesters' Club

The Empty Nesters' Club

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Creative Carving

Creative Carving

The Hepworth Wakefield
Yoga at YSP

Recharge: Yoga Retreat

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Baby Rave

Baby Rave

The Hepworth Wakefield
Cathedral Crafts

Cathedral Crafts

Wakefield Cathedral
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
The Empty Nesters' Club

The Empty Nesters' Club

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Free Tours

Free Tours

Wakefield Cathedral

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