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

Introduction To Print

Introduction to Print - Studio Of Sanctuary

The Art House

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Messy Play

Messy Play - Studio of Sanctuary Art Workshops

The Art House

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Crimes On The Coast

Crimes On The Coast

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Tue 24 Sep 2019

Index Festival

The Virtual Sculpture Garden

Wakefield Cathedral

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Forgotten Women Of Wakefield

Beneath The Bodice: Sculpting the Self

Westgate Chapel

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Come Find Us

Come Find Us X Index: Wakefield Tour

Wakefield

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Ghost Walk

WFD Historic Ghost Walk

Wakefield Town Hall

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Radio Gaga

Radio Gaga

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 25 Sep 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 26 - Fri 27 Sep 2019

Nostalgia

Nostalgia

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 26 Sep 2019

Index Festival

Index Tour (Behind The Scenes)

Wakefield

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Nostell Nights

Nostell Nights

National Trust Nostell

Fri 27 Sep 2019

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Some Guys Have All The Luck

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 27 Sep 2019

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

The Hound Of The Baskervilles

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 27 Sep 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield Wellness Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield Wellness Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Ossett

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 28 Sep 2019

Milkshake! Live- Milkshake Monkey's Musical

Milkshake! Live- Milkshake Monkey's Musical

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 28 Sep 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