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

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 24 Apr 2019

Sing-a-long-a Grease

Sing-a-long-a Grease

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Anthony Gormley One &amp; Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 25 Apr 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 25 Apr 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

Sweet Caroline

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 26 Apr 2019

The Education Centre

Open Day

Renewi: The Education Centre

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Nathen Amin

The Beaufort Family - A Talk By Nathen Amin.

Chantry Chapel of St Mary

Fri 26 Apr 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Pat's People Charity Concert

Ossett Town Hall

Sat 27 Apr 2019

Tallis Consort

Relaxing Music from Renaissance Spain

St Peter's and St Leonard's Church

Sat 27 Apr 2019

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sensory Stories

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 28 Apr 2019

The Catacombs

Catacomb Tour

Westgate Chapel

Sun 28 Apr 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 1 May 2019

Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum

Thu 2 May 2019

Tour de Yorkshire Comes To Pontefract!

Tour de Yorkshire

Pontefract

Fri 3 May 2019

National Trust Nostell

Bat Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 3 May 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 4 May 2019

Sculpt and Play

Sculpt & Play

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sat 4 - Sun 5 May 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

An Audience with Cannon & Ball

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Tue 7 May 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