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

In On The Act

The Velveteen Rabbit

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 16 - Mon 18 Feb 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 16 Feb 2019

National Trust Nostell

Night Run - Experience Nostell in a new light

National Trust Nostell

Sat 16 Feb 2019

A Foreigner's Journey

A Foreigner's Journey

Warehouse 23

Sat 16 Feb 2019

Little Fix

Little Fix

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sun 17 Feb 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sculpt and Play

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 17 Feb 2019

Blacksmiths Demos

Blacksmiths Demos

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 17 Feb 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Sun 17 Feb 2019

National Trust Nostell

Get Wild: clay creatures

National Trust Nostell

Mon 18 Feb 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 18 Feb 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Colour Play

The Hepworth Wakefield

Tue 19 - Thu 21 Feb 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 19 Feb 2019

National Trust Nostell

Get wild: Build a bird box

National Trust Nostell

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Photo © Jonty Wilde

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Fun Activities

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Wakefield Museum

Tue 19 Feb 2019

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 20 Feb 2019

Art Club

Film making Art Club

The Hepworth Wakefield

Wed 20 - Fri 22 Feb 2019

Blacksmiths Demos

Blacksmiths Demos

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 20 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

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