Art Gallery:Longside Gallery at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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View From Longside Gallery Photo Arts Council

View From Longside Gallery Photo Arts Council

View from Longside Gallery Photo Arts Council


In light of the latest Government advice, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park has had to take the difficult decision to close until further notice.

Our parkland, visitor centre, indoor galleries, shops, restaurants and cafés are all closed until further notice. Our planned exhibition programme will change and future exhibitions are postponed. Our learning and events programmes are cancelled until further notice.

The Arts Council Collection is noted for the range and quality of its sculpture with over 800 three-dimensional works. It includes key pieces by Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Anthony Caro, Antony Gormley, Rachel Whiteread and Damien Hirst reflecting the international significance of post-war British sculpture. In recognition of the growing importance and size of its holdings, the Arts Council Collection opened a Sculpture Centre at Longside, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in 2003.

The Sculpture Centre is the result of a major renovation project undertaken by Tony Fretton Architects and funded by Arts Council England with the support of the Henry Moore Foundation. The Centre offers storage facilities and provides the space and resources to improve the care, conservation and outreach of the Collection. The Centre facilitates loans across the UK and abroad to ensure that sculpture in the Arts Council Collection is accessed as widely as possible.

Adjacent to the Centre is Longside Gallery - a unique space for exhibitions, offering panoramic views of Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) through its wall of windows. Longside Gallery is used on an alternating basis by YSP and the Arts Council Collection.

See below for current exhibitions at Longside Gallery.

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

Opening details

Open daily during exhibition times: 11am - 4pm
YSP Grounds and Centre: 10am - 5pm

The Sculpture Centre is open by appointment only.


Free entry



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


  • 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