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 Hepworth Wakefield

Colour Play

The Hepworth Wakefield

Tue 19 - Thu 21 Feb 2019

Art Club

Film making Art Club

The Hepworth Wakefield

Wed 20 - Fri 22 Feb 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Heritage Crafts Experience: Carpentry Course

Heritage Crafts Experience: Carpentry 2 Day Course

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Thu 21 - Fri 22 Feb 2019

Fun Activities

Simple Sewing: Fun Flags and Brilliant Bunting

Wakefield Museum

Thu 21 Feb 2019

National Trust Nostell

Dovetail, biscuit, splat

National Trust Nostell

Thu 21 - Fri 22 Feb 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Fun Activities

Find Your Passion - Nuno Felted Scarf

Wakefield Museum

Thu 21 Feb 2019

Great American Songbook

The Great American Songbook

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 22 - Sat 23 Feb 2019

Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb

Festival of Food, Drink & Rhubarb

Wakefield Precinct

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Markets

Markets and Street Food at the Rhubarb Festival

Wakefield Precinct

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

Face Painting at the Rhubarb Festival

Face Painting at the Rhubarb Festival

Wakefield Precinct

Fri 22 - Sun 24 Feb 2019

The Education Centre

Open Day

Renewi: The Education Centre

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Rhubarb

Let's Make Rhubarb Crumble!

Wakefield Museum

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Rhu-Bar Tent Comedy Night is now SOLD OUT!

Rhu-Bar Tent Comedy Night

Wakefield Precinct

Fri 22 Feb 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Words of Paradise

Words of Paradise

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 23 Feb 2019

Pop-up Restaurant at The Hepworth Wakefield

Pop-up Restaurant: A Taste of Yorkshire

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 23 Feb 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sculpt in Ink

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 24 Feb 2019

The Trees from the Wood: Family Drawing

The Trees from the Wood: Family Drawing

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sun 24 Feb 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