Welcome to Wakefield

Explore the city centre and you’ll find independent boutiques and high street favourites along with a choice of tea rooms and coffee stops. Take a tour of Wakefield Cathedral to hear the history of this spectacular place of worship then enter a world of discovery as you learn the stories of the city and its people at Wakefield Museum.

Delve deeper into our heritage as you journey 140m underground at the National Coal Mining Museum for England. Fancy something a little more elegant? Make sure you visit National Trust Nostell to explore an 18th century mansion set amid 300 acres of gardens, lakeside paths and parkland.

Celebrate the area’s art heritage and see world class sculpture at The Hepworth Wakefield. Prepare to be wowed as you explore art scattered across picturesque landscapes at Yorkshire Sculpture Park. It’s not all about the galleries; look out for self-led Artwalk nights where art and ale collide with pop-up workshops and live performances.

There’s so much to discover, take a look below for more inspiration...

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What's On in Wakefield

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 29 Jan 2020

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 29 Jan 2020

Modern Science - Ancient Craft

Modern Science - Ancient Craft

Wakefield Museum

Thu 30 Jan 2020

The Illegal Eagles

The Illegal Eagles

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 30 Jan 2020

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Tommy the Album: Live

Tommy the Album: Live

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 31 Jan 2020

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 1 Feb 2020

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Sat 1 Feb 2020

The Bon Jovi Experience

The Bon Jovi Experience

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 1 Feb 2020

Silver Clay Workshop

Silver Clay Jewellery Craft Workshop

National Trust Nostell

Sun 2 Feb 2020

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

The Hepworth Wakefield

Tue 4 Feb 2020

Crafty Crocs

Crafty Crocs

Wakefield Museum

Tue 4 Feb 2020

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 5 Feb 2020

Nostell Nestlings

Nostell Nestlings

National Trust Nostell

Wed 5 Feb 2020

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Surgery

Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Surgery

Wakefield Museum

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Angels Of The North

Angels Of The North

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 6 - Sat 8 Feb 2020

Bodys presents Mush + Middle Child

Bodys presents: Mush + Middle Child

The Establishment

Thu 6 Feb 2020

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Fri 7 Feb 2020

SEND Sessions

SEND Friendly Sessions

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 8 Feb 2020

Step into a world of mystery as you discover stories of Wakefield people and their lives, some over a thousand years in the making, others are only just beginning. See the exhibitions come alive as you explore the museum through the special Digitrail.

And don't miss your chance to explore the extraordinary world of Charles Waterton, creator of the world's first nature reserve. Are you brave enough to stand on top of the caiman?

Discover more here