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

Introduction To Print

Introduction to Print - Studio Of Sanctuary

The Art House

Tue 15 Oct 2019

Messy Play

Messy Play - Studio of Sanctuary Art Workshops

The Art House

Tue 15 Oct 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 16 Oct 2019

Have A Go At Metal Embossing

Find Your Passion: Metal Embossing

Wakefield Museum

Thu 17 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 19 Oct 2019

Introduction To Print

Introduction to Print - Studio Of Sanctuary

The Art House

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Messy Play

Messy Play - Studio of Sanctuary Art Workshops

The Art House

Tue 22 Oct 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 23 Oct 2019

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Oct 2019

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Yorkshire Food & Craft Market

Ossett

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 26 Oct 2019

The Ridings Halloween Event with The Den

The Ridings Halloween Event with The Den

The Ridings

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Martin Kemp

Martin Kemp 80’s Gold DJ Set

Warehouse 23

Sat 26 Oct 2019

Pumpkin carving for grown-ups

Pumpkin carving for grown-ups

National Trust Nostell

Sun 27 Oct 2019

Get Wild! Mini Ranger Days

Get Wild! Mini Ranger Days

National Trust Nostell

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Transform Yourself Into A Pharaoh

Transform Yourself Into A Pharaoh

Wakefield Museum

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Pumpkin carving for kids

Pumpkin carving for kids

National Trust Nostell

Mon 28 Oct 2019

Simple Sewing

Simple Sewing: Ancient Egyptian Cats

Wakefield Museum

Tue 29 Oct 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