Art Gallery:The Hepworth Wakefield

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The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield

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Events at this Venue

date event
Fri 21 May - Sun 31 Oct Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life
Sat 20 Nov - Sun 1 May Jadé Fadojutimi
Sat 27 Nov - Sun 1 May Sheila Hicks: Off Grid
Tue 1 Nov - Sun 7 May Hannah Starkey


The government has announced that all leisure and entertainment venues, including museums and galleries must close from Thursday until at least 2 December to help contain the rapid spread of Covid-19. In line with this, The Hepworth Wakefield will now be closed until further notice. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. If you have a booked event, we will be in touch shortly to reimburse or rearrange.

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden will remain open and free to enjoy. During your visit, please observe the necessary safety measures and ensure that you are two metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.

The Hepworth Wakefield’s online shop also remains open, with new ranges for Christmas being added.

Thank you for your ongoing support at this difficult time.


Six free galleries present works from Wakefield’s art collection. Two galleries are dedicated to Barbara Hepworth and her creative process, including a full-sized plaster cast for her famous Winged Figure, as well as her work bench and tools. Another gallery explores work by Hepworth’s friends and peers in St Ives, including work by Wilhelmina Barnes-Graham, Terry Frost, Patrick Heron, Bernard Leach and Ben Nicholson.

Outside, visitors can enjoy The Hepworth Wakefield Garden designed by internationally renowned garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith. The garden has grown into a tapestry of beautiful blooms and Stuart-Smith’s distinctive planting provides the perfect setting for outdoor sculptures. On display are artworks by Lynn Chadwick, Sir Michael Craig-Martin, Barbara Hepworth and Rebecca Warren, reflecting the combination of modern and contemporary art to be found inside the gallery. The garden is open daily and free to all.

A range of measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers. These include hygiene stations with hand sanitiser throughout the building, monitoring of room capacity to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to, all staff wearing face coverings, with visitors also encouraged to wear face masks and regular cleaning of public areas throughout the day.

Please note The Hepworth Café and Learning Studios will remain closed for the time being. You are welcome to use the café as an indoor picnic area.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeMobility Accessibility FacilitiesDogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed


Free entry


See location of The Hepworth Wakefield on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 336200  Lat: 53.67584 Long: -1.49140

By Public Transport:

The gallery is conveniently located 1 mile from Wakefield Westgate station and 0.3 miles from Kirkgate Station.

Wakefield Free City Bus stops close to the gallery. For more information please visit

By car
Please see the Hepworth Wakefield website for all the latest information on travelling to the gallery by car. The Pay and Display car park is located on Thornes Lane.

The gallery is fully accessible, please visit the website or contact us for a full access guide.

To arrange your group or coach party visit call us or email to find out more about special packages for your group.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport


  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Mobility Accessibility FacilitiesMobility Accessibility Facilities
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed