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
Painting India: Howard Hodgkin

Summer Party: Howard Hodgkin

The Hepworth Wakefield
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
The Ridings Craft Fair

The Ridings Craft Fair

Ridings Shopping Centre
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Nordic Walking Group

Nordic Walking Group

National Trust Nostell
Historic Letters

Caring for your Historic Letters

West Yorkshire History Centre
Crooners

Crooners

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Nostell Nestlings

Nostell Nestlings

National Trust Nostell
Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
Food, Arts & Craft Market

Food, Arts & Craft Market

Wakefield Precinct
Neon Sessions

Neon Sessions

Neon Workshops
Brass Band Concert

Brass Band Concert

Clarence Park Bandstand
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Nordic Walking Group

Nordic Walking Group

National Trust Nostell

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