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

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 16 Jan 2019

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Fun Activities

Find Your Passion - Jewellery Making

Wakefield Museum

Thu 17 Jan 2019

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 18 Jan 2019

Anglers Country Park

Bird Box Making

Anglers Country Park

Sun 20 Jan 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 21 Jan 2019

Nostell curator Simon McCormack giving a talk.

Curator Talks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 22 Jan 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 22 Jan 2019

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Wacky Wednesdays

Wacky Wednesdays

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 23 Jan 2019

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park

Thu 24 Jan 2019

Bouncers

Bouncers

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 24 - Fri 25 Jan 2019

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 25 Jan 2019

Bouncers

Bouncers

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 26 Jan 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium

Mon 28 Jan 2019

Nordic Walks

Nordic Walks

National Trust Nostell

Tue 29 Jan 2019

Buggy Walks

Buggy Walks

Anglers Country Park

Wed 30 Jan 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