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 13 Nov 2019

Messy Play

Messy Play - Studio of Sanctuary Art Workshops

St Michael's Church

Thu 14 Nov 2019

Mr Bloom

Trinity Walk Christmas Lights Switch On

Trinity Walk

Thu 14 Nov 2019

Graeme Rayner

Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice Comedy Night

Ossett Town Hall

Thu 14 Nov 2019

Wakefield Railway Modellers' Society

Wakefield Model Railway Exhibition 2019

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Christmas Light Switch On

Wakefield Christmas Light Switch On

Wakefield Precinct

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Fri 15 Nov 2019

Wakefield Railway Modellers' Society

Wakefield Model Railway Exhibition 2019

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Sat 16 Nov 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 16 Nov 2019

Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Ackworth Garden Centre

Sat 16 - Sun 17 Nov 2019

Christmas at The Ridings

Christmas Light Switch On

The Ridings

Sat 16 Nov 2019

Wreath Making Workshop

Festive Wreath Making

National Trust Nostell

Sat 16 Nov 2019

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Sat 16 Nov 2019

Wakefield Railway Modellers' Society

Wakefield Model Railway Exhibition 2019

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Sun 17 Nov 2019

Meet Santa in Pontefract!

Santa's Grotto

St Giles Church Pontefract

Mon 18 Nov 2019

Introduction To Print

Introduction to Print - Studio Of Sanctuary

The Art House

Tue 19 Nov 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 20 Nov 2019

Messy Play

Messy Play - Studio of Sanctuary Art Workshops

St Michael's Church

Thu 21 Nov 2019

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