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

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
We Are Scientists

We Are Scientists

Warehouse 23
Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Closed-Terrarium Workshop with Geo Fleur

Closed-Terrarium Workshop

The Hepworth Wakefield
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
Food Glorious Food

Food, Glorious Food Market

Wakefield Precinct
Neon Sessions

Neon Sessions

Neon Workshops
Art & Landscape Tour

Art & Landscape Tour

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Fox and Moon Vintage & Antique Fair

Fox and Moon Vintage & Antique Fair

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Nordic Walking Group

Nordic Walking Group

National Trust Nostell
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield

Artwalk Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield
Comic Creators

Comic Creators

Wakefield Museum
Evening Photography Workshop

Evening Photography Workshop

The Hepworth Wakefield
Introduction to Colour Tone and Theory

Introduction to Colour Tone & Theory

The Hepworth Wakefield
The Hepworth Wakefield

Pop-Up Bistro and Wine Tasting

The Hepworth Wakefield
Summer Holidays

Summer Holidays

National Trust Nostell
Archives Surgery

Archives Surgery

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