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

Meet the Kitchen Gardener

Meet the Kitchen Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 27 Feb 2020

Madam Butterfly

Madam Butterfly

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 27 Feb 2020

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Fri 28 Feb 2020

Down For The Count

Down for the Count Swing Orchestra

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 28 Feb 2020

Harry Rhodes & Sprinters

Philophobia Music: Harry Rhodes & Sprinters

Henry Boons

Fri 28 Feb 2020

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 29 Feb 2020

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery Tour

Ossett Brewery

Sat 29 Feb 2020

The Magic Of Motown

The Magic Of Motown

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 29 Feb 2020

Crafty Crocs

Crafty Crocs

Wakefield Museum

Tue 3 Mar 2020

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 4 Mar 2020

Nostell Nestlings

Nostell Nestlings

National Trust Nostell

Wed 4 Mar 2020

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum

Thu 5 Mar 2020

Mark Thomas

Mark Thomas - 50 Things About Us

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 5 Mar 2020

Bodys presents: Sam Airey + Mally Smith

Bodys presents: Sam Airey + Mally Smith

The Establishment

Thu 5 Mar 2020

Oye Santana

Oye Santana

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 6 Mar 2020

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 7 Mar 2020

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 7 Mar 2020

The Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Tallis Consort Quintet

Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Sat 7 Mar 2020

The Cantebury Tales

The Cantebury Tales

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 7 Mar 2020

Smile Club

Smile Club

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sun 8 Mar 2020

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