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

Art Pods

Art Pods

The Hepworth Wakefield
Half term Family Activities

Half Term Family Activities

West Yorkshire History Centre
The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Rhubarb in the Cathedral

Rhubarb Trail

Wakefield Cathedral
Rhubarb Walks

Rhubarb Walks

Wakefield
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Art Pods

Art Pods

The Hepworth Wakefield
Spoken Word

Wakefield Spoken Word Artists

Wakefield Precinct
Paul Edis' Triptych

Paul Edis' Triptych

Wakefield Jazz
Family Cycling

Introduction to Family Trail Cycling

National Trust Nostell
Circus Time

Circus Time

Wakefield Library
Rhubarb Cooking Demo

Rhubarb Cooking Demo

The Hepworth Wakefield
Rhubarb Jam

Rhubarb Jam

Wakefield Beer Exchange
Rhubarb Rocks

Rhubarb Rocks

Fernandes Brewery Tap and Bier Keller
Dealing with a Disaster

Dealing with a Disaster

West Yorkshire History Centre
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield Print Fair

The Hepworth Wakefield
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

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