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

Family Summer YSI Sculpture Walk

Family Summer YSI Sculpture Walk

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

Make Yourself at Home: Family Studio Space

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Meet a Miner

Pithead Bath Explore

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Meet a Miner

Hope Pit Explore

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 21 Jul 2019

Studio Of Sanctuary Print Workshops

Studio of Sanctuary Summer Print Workshops

The Art House

Mon 22 Jul 2019

Mini Museum Explorers

Mini Museum Explorers

Wakefield Museum

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 23 Jul 2019

Maths Sorcerer

Maths Sorcerer & Knight's Throne

Wakefield Library

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Superhero Shapes

Superhero Shapes & Angular Architecture

Wakefield Library

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Games Of Yesteryear

Games Of Yesteryear

Thornes Park

Wed 24 Jul 2019

Fun Swim Session

Fun Swim Session

Sun Lane Leisure

Wed 24 - Fri 26 Jul 2019

Poster Creators

Poster Creators

Wakefield Museum

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 25 Jul 2019

Egyptians!

Egyptians!

Wakefield Museum

Fri 26 Jul 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Fri 26 Jul 2019

Wooden Bead Jewellery Workshop with Jane Sedgwick

Wooden Bead Jewellery Workshop with Jane Sedgwick

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Ossett

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Reduction Linocut

Two Day Reduction Linocut Printing Course

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 27 Jul 2019

Family Workshop: Patterns & Prints with Ella Doran

Family Workshop: Patterns & Prints with Ella Doran

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Sat 27 - Sun 28 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