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

Theatre Royal entrance

The Johnny Cash Roadshow

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 22 May 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 22 May 2019

Fun Activities

Portable Antiquities Scheme Finds Surgery

Wakefield Museum

Thu 23 May 2019

Fan-Samba-Gorical!

Fan-Samba-Gorical Samba Lessons

The Cluntergate Centre

Thu 23 May 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

The Tiger Who Came to Tea

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 24 - Sat 25 May 2019

Fan-Samba-Gorical!

Fan-Samba-Gorical Making Workshop

The Cluntergate Centre

Fri 24 May 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Fri 24 May 2019

Forgotten Women of Wakefield

Forgotten Women of Wakefield Blue Plaque Workshop

Wakefield Library

Sat 25 May 2019

Caphouse Coal Race

Caphouse Coal Race

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sat 25 May 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 25 May 2019

Fan-Samba-Gorical!

Horbury Fan-Samba-Gorical Parade

The Cluntergate Centre

Sat 25 May 2019

The Art House

Gelatine Plate Printing

The Art House

Sat 25 May 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Sat 25 May 2019

Absolute Bowie

Absolute Bowie: 50 Years of Bowie

Warehouse 23

Sat 25 May 2019

Bright Light Sculptures

Bright Light Sculptures

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 26 May 2019

Bright Light Sculptures

Bright Light Sculptures

The Hepworth Wakefield

Tue 28 - Thu 30 May 2019

Fun Activities

How Old is that Object?

Wakefield Museum

Tue 28 May 2019

Stamping

Stamping for Adults & Stamping for Families

Wakefield Library

Tue 28 - Wed 29 May 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

The Drifters

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 29 May 2019

May-Hem! at Wakefield College

Children's University May-Hem!

Wakefield College Castleford Campus

Wed 29 May 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