Experience Wakefield

We’re proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.

Step back in time and explore our heritage - a visit down’t coal pit is a must! Take in the splendour of an 18th century National Trust mansion and discover the stories of our people at Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield museums.

Fancy a festival? We’ve got lots to choose from. Celebrate our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City.

Don't just try something new, try something unique! Create your own neon sculptures, journey into the dungeons of a medieval castle, have a sleepover at a nature reserve and lots more.

Those are just a few ideas of how to experience Wakefield and you’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning...

We’re proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Step back in time and explore our heritage - a visit down’t coal pit is a must! Take in the splendour of an 18th century National Trust mansion and discover the stories of our people at Castleford, Pontefract and Wakefield museums.

Fancy a festival? Celebrate our favourite pink vegetable at the Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb, delight your sweet tooth at the Pontefract Liquorice Festival and grab your bucket and spade for Seaside in the City. Those are just a few ideas of how to experience Wakefield and you’ll find all the information you need to know right here. Now it’s over to you, time to start planning...

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What's On This Week

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

Castleford Museum

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Beverley Brother&#39;s Wakefield

Beverley Brothers' Brewery Talk

West Yorkshire History Centre

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Macbeth

Macbeth

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Tue 25 Sep 2018

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 26 Sep 2018

20:20 Print Exchange Exhibition

20:20 Print Exchange Exhibition

The Art House

Wed 26 Sep 2018

A Hole In The Wall

A Hole In The Wall

Unity Hall and Business Space

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Boundary No Boundary

Boundary No Boundary

The Art House

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Clinker, 1984-85

Coal Spire - Nicholas Vaughan + Michelle Graham

Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Forgotten Women of Wakefield

Forgotten Women of Wakefield

Westgate Studios

Wed 26 Sep 2018

HARTORIUM

HARTORIUM

The Jolly Tap

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Helen Riddle

Helen Riddle and Ann McCall

Westgate Studios

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Notes From The Margins

Helen Thomas - Notes From The Margins

Brews, Bites & Books

Wed 26 Sep 2018

HARTORIUM

Live Music and Artwork

The Jolly Tap

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Westgate Studios

Open Studios and Exhibitions

Westgate Studios

Wed 26 Sep 2018

Boys celebrating Copyright Hanif Akbar

This Is My Story...Now Tell Me Yours

West Yorkshire History Centre

Wed 26 Sep 2018