Art Gallery:Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

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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

Following the government announcement that England is entering a period of additional restrictions, all indoor galleries, shops and restaurants at YSP will close from Thursday 5 November until further notice.

At YSP we are mindful of the importance of outdoor spaces being available for wellbeing – for people to find solace whilst walking in the open air, connecting with nature and art. As we have the necessary safety measures and systems in place across the 500 acres of historic landscape to enable us to remain open, we will continue to welcome visitors to open air areas. We will review this continually.

Takeaway coffee and snacks will be available from the outdoor coffee bar at YSP Centre. Toilets will be accessible at YSP Centre and the Bothy Garden, and portaloos will remain in place. Capacity reduction, one-way systems and social distancing will apply.

For more information please visit: https://ysp.org.uk/covid-19

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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
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

Directions

See location of Yorkshire Sculpture Park on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

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