Information Centre:Visitor Information Point at Wakefield Cathedral

Information Centre, free entry

Visitor Information Point

Visitor Information Point


Wakefield Cathedral




*Update as of 23 March 2020*
Following the Prime Minister's address this evening, Dean Simon has updated his statement on Covid-19. The Visitor Information Point and Cafe will now be closed until further notice. We remain committed to being a community of prayer for the city, diocese and beyond.

Are you in the city for the day and want more information about Wakefield?

Wakefield Cathedral is now home to the new Visitor Information Point, your first port of call for tourism information in the Wakefield District.

Located inside Treacy Hall next to the Cathedral, the VIP offers both visitors and local residents up to date information about where to go and what’s on across the Wakefield district and wider areas of Yorkshire.

You’ll be welcomed by friendly volunteers who are happy to help with all of your tourism enquiries.

The VIP offers information on new exhibitions, upcoming events and festivals, countryside activities for families, performances and live music events, how to get around on public transport and information on wider attractions and places of interest in Yorkshire.

The Visitor Information Point is here to help you get the most out of your visit to Wakefield.

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedDisabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site light refreshmentsRegional Tourist Board MemberWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencing

Opening details

The Visitor Information Point is open Monday to Saturday, 10:00 to 16:00


Free entry



See location of Wakefield Cathedral on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SE 333208  Lat: 53.68259 Long: -1.49729

By Road:
Follow the signs for Wakefield City Centre from the M1 or M62. There is no parking at this venue as it is located in a pedestrian precinct. Pay and display parking is available on Northgate or at the Ridings Shopping Centre opposite.

Public Transport:
Nearest Railway Station: Wakefield Westgate Railway Station (5 min walk)
Nearest Bus Station: Wakefield Bus Station (2 min walk)
A taxi rank (Black and White Cabs) is located on Union Street (2 min walk)


  • 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 light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing