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

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 24 May 2018

Austen's Women

Austen's Women

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Thu 24 May 2018

Pre Loved Market

Friday Pre Loved Market

South Elmsall

Fri 25 May 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 25 May 2018

John Crawford's Latin Quintet

John Crawford's Latin Quintet

Wakefield Jazz

Fri 25 May 2018

Paul Young's Los Pacaminos

Paul Young's Los Pacaminos

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Fri 25 May 2018

National Trust Nostell

Introduction To Green Woodworking Day

National Trust Nostell

Sat 26 May 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 26 May 2018

The Damned United

The Damned United

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 26 May 2018

Warrior

Warrior (Part One: Daughterhood)

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sat 26 May 2018

Anglers Country Park

Willow Weaving Workshop

Anglers Country Park

Sun 27 May 2018

Wakefield Drama Festival

The Woman

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Sun 27 May 2018

Wakefield Drama Festival

Arabian Nights

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Mon 28 May 2018

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

Tue 29 May 2018

A Day in YOUR Life

A Day in YOUR Life

Wakefield Museum

Tue 29 May 2018

Half Term Family Activities

Half Term Family Activities

West Yorkshire History Centre

Tue 29 - Thu 31 May 2018

Wakefield Drama Festival

Shakers

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Tue 29 May 2018

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 30 May 2018

Learn to Play Merelles

Learn to Play Merelles

Wakefield Museum

Wed 30 May 2018

Drawing the Crowd

Long Division presents: Drawing the Crowd

Mr & Mrs C's

Wed 30 May 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