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

National Trust Nostell

Family green woodworking day

National Trust Nostell

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Wakefield Geeky-Con

Wakefield Geeky-Con

Lightwaves Leisure Centre

Sun 24 Jun 2018

The Horbury Show

The Horbury Show

Horbury

Sun 24 Jun 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell

Tue 26 Jun 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 28 Jun 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 29 Jun 2018

Live in the Garden

Live in the Garden

The Ridings

Fri 29 Jun 2018

National Trust Nostell

Two Day Spoon Carving Course

National Trust Nostell

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Ossett Fake Fest 2018

Ossett Fake Festival

Ossett

Sat 30 Jun 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 3 Jul 2018

Crafty Crocs

Crafty Crocs

Wakefield Museum

Tue 3 Jul 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 5 Jul 2018

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum

Thu 5 Jul 2018

Pre Loved Market

Friday Pre Loved Market

South Elmsall

Fri 6 Jul 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 6 Jul 2018

Pre Loved Market

Saturday Pre Loved Market

South Elmsall

Sat 7 Jul 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 7 Jul 2018

National Trust Nostell

Parkland Walk

National Trust Nostell

Sat 7 Jul 2018

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