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
Aladdin

Aladdin

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Badges, Banners and Banter

Badges, Banners and Banter

West Yorkshire History Centre
Go Walking in Wakefield

Go Walking in Wakefield Taster Day

Thornes Park Athletics Stadium
Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Trinity Walk
Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Aladdin

Aladdin

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Christmas Market

Christmas Market

The Hepworth Wakefield
Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell
Phil Meadows

Phil Meadows Project

Wakefield Jazz
Aladdin

Aladdin

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Christmas Market

Christmas Market

The Hepworth Wakefield
Crafty Christmas Decorations

Crafty Christmas Decorations

The Hepworth Wakefield
Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum
Meet a Miner Underground Tour

Kirkwood Hospice Rock, Shock, Horror Murder Myster

National Coal Mining Museum for England
Meet Father Christmas

Meet Father Christmas

The Hepworth Wakefield
Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Trinity Walk
Santa's Grotto

Santa's Grotto

Carr Gate Garden Centre
Snowglobe Magic

Snowglobe Magic

Ridings Shopping Centre
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

Pugneys Watersport Centre & Country Park
Aladdin

Aladdin

Theatre Royal Wakefield
Easy Cycle Ride

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell
Lunchtime Concerts

Lunchtime Concerts

Wakefield Cathedral

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