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

Space Cookery

Space Cookery

Wakefield Library

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Meet a Miner

Wacky Wednesday Seaside Special

National Coal Mining Museum for England

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Diving Taster Session

Diving Taster Session

Minsthorpe Leisure

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Family Summer YSI Sculpture Walk

Family Summer YSI Sculpture Walk

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Forest School

Forest School Club

Newmillerdam Country Park & Boathouse

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Front Crawl & Backstroke Booster

Front Crawl & Backstroke Booster

Pontefract Swimming Pool

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Rookie Lifeguard Taster Session

Rookie Lifeguard Taster Session

Featherstone Sports Complex

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Wood Street

Discover Wood Street

Wakefield Town Hall

Wed 21 Aug 2019

Kitchen Garden Mark harvesting vegetables

Meet the Gardener

National Trust Nostell

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Sun Lane Leisure

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Normanton Leisure

Thu 22 Aug 2019

If You Believe

If You Believe

Wakefield Library

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Pontefract Swimming Pool

Thu 22 Aug 2019

Urban Astronaut

Festival of the Moon Family Friendly Launch Event

Wakefield Precinct

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Space Storytime

Space Storytime

Wakefield Library

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Rebel Trooper

Star Wars Characters

Trinity Walk

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Breaststroke & Butterfly Booster

Pontefract Swimming Pool

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Distance Swimming

Distance Swim

Featherstone Sports Complex

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Museum Of The Moon

Launch Party

Wakefield Market Hall

Fri 23 Aug 2019

Museum Of The Moon

Museum Of The Moon

Wakefield Market Hall

Fri 23 Aug 2019

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