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Museums at Night, Fri 18 May 2018, free entry


Museums at Night 2018

Museums at Night 2018


Yorkshire Sculpture Park

01924 832631


West Bretton,
West Yorkshire,

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 3 Apr - Sun 2 Sep Chiharu Shiota: Beyond Time
Tue 3 Apr - Sun 10 Jun Simon Armitage: Flit
Fri 18 May Museums at Night 2018
Sat 26 May - Sun 28 Apr Giuseppe Penone: A Tree in the Wood


Join YSP on 18 May 2018 for Museums at Night, the annual celebration when hundreds of museums, galleries, libraries, archives and heritage sites open their doors after hours.

Enjoy the grounds of YSP which will remain open until 9pm, or book on to a special event:

Giuseppe Penone: Behind the Scenes
18.30 / YSP Members £8
Join the YSP Curatorial team for an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the Underground Gallery and open air, ahead of the opening of the major new Giuseppe Penone exhibition.

Stitched Stories
18.30 / £6
Taking In My Shoes as your starting point, in particular Tracey Emin’s appliqued blanket The Simple Truth, you will use fabric and thread to create your own self portrait using text and pictures. You will learn the traditional craft of applique and some basic hand embroidery to help you create a self portrait that's a little bit different! Enjoy special views of In My Shoes as dusk falls on the landscape visible from the gallery windows.

Whispering Woods – Open Air Storytelling Theatre
18.00 & 20.00 / £10 Adult, £5 children, Family ticket £28, under 3s free
Journey into the lakes and woodlands with Whispering Woods as they present a magical outdoor promenade performance amongst the ancient trees of YSP.

Twilight Lake Walk
19.30 / £7
An exclusive after-hours walk and talk around the Park’s historic lakes, discovering interesting follies by candlelight as the sun goes down across the YSP lakes.

Simply Sitting at Sunset
20.30 / £6
Experience the change of light from day to night in James Turrell’s tranquil Deer Shelter Skyspace.

Nightfall in the Woods
20.00–23.00 / £10
Join us to soak in the sights, sounds and smells of twilight amongst the beautiful trees around Upper Lake. Take some time for yourself and connect to the rhythms of nature.

Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park website to book these events online.

Free parking is available after 5pm. This can not be used with any other offer. Why not join us for dinner? YSP Resturant will be giving 10% off orders and serving hot food from 5.30–8.30pm, closing at 9pm.

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

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 18 May 2018 18:30 to 23:00


Free entry

Visit the Yorkshire Sculpture Park website to book a place on these events online.



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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


  • 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