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

Woodworking

2 day spoon carving course

National Trust Nostell

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Meet a Miner

Heritage Craft Experience - Blacksmithing

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Sat 20 - Sun 21 Oct 2018

Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Oxjam Wakefield Festival

Oxjam Wakefield: Acoustic/Solo/Spoken Word Stage

The Art House

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Oxjam Wakefield

Oxjam Wakefield: On Hollow Ground + More

The Establishment

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Oxjam Wakefield

Oxjam Wakefield: Reggae/After Party Stage

Now Serving

Sun 21 Oct 2018

The UK's largest grassroots festival

Oxjam Wakefield: The Virginmarys + More

Warehouse 23

Sun 21 Oct 2018

Theatre Royal entrance

Private Peaceful

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Mon 22 - Tue 23 Oct 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 22 Oct 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Drypoint Printing Workshop

Drypoint Printing Workshop

The Art House

Tue 23 Oct 2018

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 24 Oct 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Mona Hatoum, Hot Spot

Opening Party for The Hepworth Prize for Sculpture

The Hepworth Wakefield

Thu 25 Oct 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 26 Oct 2018

Sing! Dance! Act!

Let's Start At The Very Beginning

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 27 Oct 2018

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