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

Draw Me To The Moon

Draw Me To The Moon

Wakefield Market Hall

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Museum Of The Moon

Museum Of The Moon

Wakefield Market Hall

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Meet a Miner

Pithead Bath Explore

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 25 Aug 2019

Meet a Miner

Hope Pit Explore

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sun 25 Aug 2019

AFLOAT

AFLOAT: A Creative Parade Of Boats

Knottingley Amphitheatre

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Drawing Space

Drawing Space

Wakefield Market Hall

Mon 26 Aug 2019

The Clangers

Moon Picnic

Wakefield Market Hall

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Museum Of The Moon

Museum Of The Moon

Wakefield Market Hall

Mon 26 Aug 2019

Museum Of The Moon

Yoga Under The Moon

Wakefield Market Hall

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Museum Of The Moon

Museum Of The Moon

Wakefield Market Hall

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Junior Golf Camp

Summer Junior Golf Camps

City of Wakefield Golf Club

Tue 27 - Thu 29 Aug 2019

Mini Museum Explorers

Mini Museum Explorers

Wakefield Museum

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Outdoor Sculpture Building: Come Rain, Come Shine

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Museum Of The Moon

Creative Day

Wakefield Market Hall

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Drawing Space

Drawing Space

Wakefield Market Hall

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Lunar Express

Lunar Express

Wakefield Market Hall

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Zero Gravity Lunar Library

Zero Gravity Lunar Library

Wakefield Market Hall

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Space Storytime

Space Storytime

Wakefield Library

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Introduction To Swimming

Introduction To Swimming 8yrs+

Sun Lane Leisure

Tue 27 Aug 2019

Tovertafel

Magic Table Time

Wakefield Library

Wed 28 Aug 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