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

Bright Light Sculptures

Bright Light Sculptures

The Hepworth Wakefield

Tue 28 - Thu 30 May 2019

Fun Activities

How Old is that Object?

Wakefield Museum

Tue 28 May 2019

Stamping

Stamping for Adults & Stamping for Families

Wakefield Library

Tue 28 - Wed 29 May 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

The Drifters

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 29 May 2019

May-Hem! at Wakefield College

Children's University May-Hem!

Wakefield College Castleford Campus

Wed 29 May 2019

Laura Steven

The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura Steven

Wakefield Library

Wed 29 May 2019

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 29 May 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

An Evening with Julian Norton

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 30 May 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

Tom Thumb

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 30 May 2019

Anthony Gormley One & Other 2000

Little Explorers for Under 5s

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Thu 30 May 2019

Meursault + Mi Mye

Long Division & Bodys Present: Meursault + Mi Mye

The Establishment

Thu 30 May 2019

Theatre Royal entrance

The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 31 May 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Fri 31 May 2019

Pearl Jamm

Pearl Jamm

Warehouse 23

Fri 31 May 2019

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery Tours

Ossett Brewery

Sat 1 Jun 2019

Ceramic Journeys

Ceramic Journeys

The Hepworth Wakefield

Sun 2 Jun 2019

Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

The Hepworth Wakefield

Tue 4 Jun 2019

Crafty Crocs

Crafty Crocs

Wakefield Museum

Tue 4 Jun 2019

The Margot Fonteyn Celebration

The Margot Fonteyn Celebration

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 5 Jun 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