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

Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Wakefield Jazz

Zoe Gilby Quartet

Wakefield Jazz
Body-scapes

Body-scapes

The Hepworth Wakefield
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield
Coffee, Cake and Conservation

Coffee, Cake and Conservation

National Trust Nostell
Monstera Deliciosa

Monstera Deliciosa

Wakefield Beer Exchange
Arts Alive Wales

Arts Alive Wales

The Art House
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Cuppa Club

Cuppa Club

Ridings Shopping Centre
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Midcentury Modern

Midcentury Modern

The Hepworth Wakefield
Craft Fair

Craft Fair

Ridings Shopping Centre
Bright Light Sculptures

Bright Light Sculptures

The Hepworth Wakefield
Toddler Tuesdays

Toddler Tuesdays

The Hepworth Wakefield
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
The Scary Bikers

The Scary Bikers

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
The Scary Bikers

The Scary Bikers

Theatre Royal Wakefield

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