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

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

The Ladyboys of Bangkok

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 26 Jun 2019

Let's Hang On

Let's Hang On

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 27 Jun 2019

National Trust Nostell

Explorer Family Walks

National Trust Nostell

Thu 27 Jun 2019

Faith: The George Michael Legacy

Faith: The George Michael Legacy

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 28 Jun 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Fri 28 Jun 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Midcentury Modern at The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Midcentury Modern at The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 29 - Sun 30 Jun 2019

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Ossett

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 29 Jun 2019

The Art House

Screen Printing Photographs

The Art House

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Music For A Summer's Evening

Music For A Summer's Evening

St Johns Church Wakefield

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Rhythm of the Dance UK Tour

Rhythm of the Dance UK Tour

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 29 Jun 2019

Horbury Country Show

Horbury Show

Horbury

Sun 30 Jun 2019

Crafty Crocs

Crafty Crocs

Wakefield Museum

Tue 2 Jul 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 3 Jul 2019

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum

Thu 4 Jul 2019

National Trust Nostell

Explorer Family Walks

National Trust Nostell

Thu 4 Jul 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