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

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Kellys Comedy Club

Hilarity Bites @ Kelly's Comedy Club

Ossett Town Football and Social Club
Alina Szapocznikow

Human Landscapes: Opening Party

The Hepworth Wakefield
Wakefield Jazz

New Focus Quartet

Wakefield Jazz
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
Party Night

Gary Barlow Tribute

Cedar Court Hotel
Parkland Walk

Parkland Walk with a Teatime Treat

National Trust Nostell
Steady Cycle Ride

Steady Cycle Ride

Anglers Country Park
Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Botanicals: Hips and Haws

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park
Lanterns

Lantern Making Workshop

Anglers Country Park
Autumn Art Club

Autumn Art Club for 6-11 Year Old's

The Hepworth Wakefield
History Hats

History Hats

Wakefield Museum
Campfire cooking

Mucky Monday: Campfire Cooking

National Trust Nostell
Autumn Art Club

Autumn Art Club for 6-11 Year Old's

The Hepworth Wakefield
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Enchanted Woodland

Enchanted Woodland

Anglers Country Park
Half Term Craft Activities

Half Term Craft Activities

Anglers Country Park
Lanterns

Lantern Making Workshop

Anglers Country Park

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