Art Gallery:The Hepworth Wakefield

Art Gallery, free entry

The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield


Gallery Walk,

Events at this Venue

date event
Sat 1 Aug - Sun 1 Nov Bill Brandt / Henry Moore


* Update as of 25 June 2020 *

Following confirmation from the government that it will be safe for museums and galleries to reopen from 4 July, The Hepworth Wakefield will reopen its doors on Saturday 1 August. Initially, the gallery will open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). For more information on safety measures and precautions visit

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden is open for people to enjoy.

The Hepworth Wakefield is Yorkshire's landmark gallery for the visual arts. This stunning building, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, is a place to explore art, architecture and your imagination. In 2017, the Hepworth Wakefield recently won the prestigious Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017.

With over 1,600 square metres of light filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside of London. The gallery celebrates the area’s artistic legacy as the birthplace of Barbara Hepworth, one of the 20th Century's most important artists, and brings together work from Wakefield's art collection, internationally renowned artists as well as a significant collection of Hepworth's work.

Located in an outstanding setting on Wakefield's historic waterfront, the gallery offers a vibrant social space that is central to the artistic and social life of the region. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the world-class facilities including cafe, shop and education spaces and take part in an exciting programme of family activities, workshops, talks, tours and special events.

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 welcomeDisabled accessDogs 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
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed