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

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Grimethorpe Colliery Band

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 23 Mar 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Lines of Colour – Textile, Print, Sculpture & Land

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sun 24 Mar 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sensory Stories

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 24 Mar 2019

Blacksmiths Demos

Blacksmiths Demos

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 24 Mar 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Sun 24 Mar 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Blacksmiths Demos

Blacksmiths Demos

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 27 Mar 2019

The Art House

Screen Printing: Greeting Cards

The Art House

Wed 27 Mar 2019

Steeleye Span

Steeleye Span

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 28 Mar 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 28 Mar 2019

Elvis

The Elvis Years

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 29 Mar 2019

The Education Centre

Open Day

Renewi: The Education Centre

Fri 29 Mar 2019

The Smyths

The Smyths (The Smiths Tribute Band)

Warehouse 23

Fri 29 Mar 2019

Islands in the Stream

Islands in the Stream

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 30 Mar 2019

Zal Cleminson's Sin Dogs

Zal Cleminson's Sin Dogs

Warehouse 23

Sat 30 Mar 2019

St Paul – Oratorio by Mendelssohn

St Johns Church Wakefield

Sat 30 Mar 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Musical Sculptures

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 31 Mar 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