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

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

May-Hem!

May-Hem! @ Castleford Campus

Wakefield College

Wed 30 May 2018

Are you becoming who you thought you'd be?

Long Division presents: Are you becoming who?

The Art House

Wed 30 May 2018

Visable Words from Invisable People

Long Division presents: Visible Words

Wakefield Precinct

Wed 30 May 2018

Revolution of Everyday Life

Long Division: The Revolution of Everyday Life

Wakefield Precinct

Wed 30 May 2018

Sabha Shafiq

Sabha Shafiq: Portraits

Unity Hall and Business Space

Wed 30 May 2018

Wakefield Drama Festival

Curtain Up On Murder

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 30 May 2018

Hang the DJ

Hang the DJ

Wakefield Beer Exchange

Wed 30 May 2018

Jamie Lockhart

Long Division presents: A Romantic Destination

Theatre Royal Wakefield

Wed 30 May 2018

Monkey Madness

Monkey Madness

Wakefield Museum

Thu 31 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