Art Gallery:Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

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Photo: J Wilde

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Address

West Bretton,
Wakefield,
West Yorkshire,
WF4 4LG

Events at this Venue

date event
Wed 29 Jul - Sun 3 Jan Joana Vasconcelos

Details

Reopening news:

YSP are excited to be able to welcome you back. The Parkland and Formal Gardens are open for you to enjoy modern and contemporary sculpture in the open air. The Underground Gallery is also be open, so you can enjoy the vibrant major exhibition by Joana Vasconcelos.

All visitors will need to book a ticket in advance so that capacity can be managed, to comply with NHS track and trace, and to raise vital funds at this difficult time. Car parking charges will not apply at this time.

The Kitchen at YSP Centre is partaking in the Eat Out to Help Out scheme allowing you a 50% discount on all food and non-alcoholic drinks to eat or drink in (up to a maximum of £10 discount per diner) on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout August.

For more information about reopening, please visit: https://ysp.org.uk/visit/visitor-guidelines



Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture. It is an independent charitable trust and registered museum situated in the 500-acre, 18th-century Bretton Hall estate in West Yorkshire.

Founded in 1977 by Executive Director Peter Murray, YSP was the first sculpture park in the UK, and is the largest of its kind in Europe, providing the only place in the world to see Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man in its entirety alongside a significant collection of sculpture, including bronzes by Henry Moore, and site-specific works by Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash and James Turrell.

YSP also mounts a world-class, year-round temporary exhibitions programme including some of the world’s leading artists across five indoor galleries and the open air. Recent highlights include exhibitions by KAWS, Bill Viola, Anthony Caro, Fiona Banner, Ai Weiwei, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Joan Miró and Jaume Plensa.

YSP’s core work is made possible by investment from Arts Council England, Wakefield Council, Liz and Terry Bramall Foundation and Sakurako and William Fisher through the Sakana Foundation.

YSP was named Art Fund Museum of the Year in 2014.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic siteRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

Opening details

10.00–17.00 Grounds, YSP Centre including Centre Shop, The Kitchen at YSP Centre (hot food until 15.00), Underground Gallery, Centre Coffee (Fridays and weekends only), The Weston (includes The Weston Restaurant and The Weston Shop), The Weston Gallery and the Café at YSP Learning11.00–16.00 Longside Gallery and Longside Kiosk 18.00 Gates locked

Winter:
10.00–17.00 Grounds, The Weston and YSP Centre including Centre Shop
10.00–16.00 The Kitchen at YSP Centre (hot food until 15.00, open until 17.00 at weekends), Centre Coffee (Fridays and weekends only), The Weston Restaurant, The Weston Shop and The Weston Gallery, Café at YSP Learning and Underground Gallery
11.00–16.00 Longside Gallery (currently closed)
17.00 Gates locked

Closed:
24th and 25th December

Prices

Free entry

For Car Parking fees please see full details below.

Please pay for parking any time during your visit. You will be asked to type in your car registration number. The system takes both cash and card.


All day: £10.00
1–2 hours: £6.00
Up to 1 hour: £3.00

Motorcycles are free – please donate.
Coaches – please report to the Information Desk on arrival.
Parking charges apply to all visitors including blue-badge holders

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SE 282130  Lat: 53.61278 Long: -1.57521

By Road:
From Wakefield City Centre: Take the A637 from Wakefield. Proceed through West Bretton village. At the next roundabout turn right and follow the road through to the YSP car park.

From Motorway North/South: Exit the M1 at Junc 38. Take the A637 and follow the YSP brown heritage signs for 1 mile. At the next roundabout turn left and follow the road through to the YSP car park.

From Motorway East/West: Leave the M62 at Junc 29 and take the M1 South towards Wakefield. Exit the M1 at Junc 38 and take the A637. Follow the YSP brown heritage signs for 1 mile. At the next roundabout turn left and follow the road through to the YSP car park.

By Public Transport:
Nearest Railway Station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station (5 miles)
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield Bus Station (5 miles)
Bus Route: Tate Travel Service No. 96 goes into the grounds of the YSP.

Parking charges apply.
Motorcycles are free – please donate.
Coaches – please report to the Information Desk on arrival.
Parking charges apply to all visitors including blue-badge holders.

Parking: with charge

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • 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
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed