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

Trapped

Trapped

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Perpetual Motion Machine

Perpetual Motion Machine

Wakefield Jazz
Anglers Country Park

Map Reading for Beginners

Anglers Country Park
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Meet the Curator

Meet the Curator

Wakefield Museum
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Tour de Yorkshire 2018

South Elmsall Market

South Elmsall
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
National Trust Nostell

Nostell Nights

National Trust Nostell
National Trust Nostell

Nostell Nights

National Trust Nostell
Printmakers

Nikki Iles Printmakers

Wakefield Jazz
Thumbelina

Thumbelina

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

Anglers Country Park
HAPPY

HAPPY

Wakefield Cathedral
National Trust Nostell

Bat walk

National Trust Nostell
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday 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