image for Town Trail item typeWakefield Civic Society Blue Plaques Trail at Wakefield

City Trail

The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield


Wakefield Civic Society


Town Hall, Wakefield,

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 29 Jan Artwalk
Mon 17 - Sun 23 Feb Rhubarb Festival
Fri 21 - Sat 22 Feb Rhubarb Festival Market
Sun 23 Feb Rhubarb Festival Market
Sun 9 Aug Wakefield Pride


Since 1995, the Society has erected 32 blue plaques around Wakefield to highlight noteworthy buildings, people or events. Details are available on our website at

A booklet detailing all the plaques is available to purchase direct from the Civic Society or from Wakefield Tourist Information Centre for a modest cost.

Wakefield Civic Society can provide guided walks of the city centre to organised groups. The duration and route of each walk can be tailored to meet the needs of your group but we suggest a minimum of around two hours as a starting point and a limit on group numbers of approximately 20 people.

The Society is registered charity (number 236034) and walks will be provided by volunteer members of the Society’s committee in return for a donation to the Society’s funds. For more information, please email or telephone 07967 516841

The Society also provides guided walks from time to time throughout the year – please see our Events Programme website page at

Talks and Social Events

From September through to March, and occasionally at other times of the year, the Society presents a programme of talks and social events. These are open to members and non-members and talks are usually free of charge. You can request a copy of our programme by emailing or by visiting our Events Programme website page at

Children welcomeSmoking not allowed

Opening details

Pick up your copy at Wakefield Cathedral Tourist Information Point.



See location of Wakefield on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 331210  Lat: 53.68442 Long: -1.50030

By Road:
Follow signs to the City Centre from the M1 or M62 junctions.

By Public transport:
Nearest Railway Stations: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station
Kirkgate Railway Station
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield City Bus Station


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed