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

Tue 24 Jul 2018

So Choir

So Choir

The Hop Wakefield

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Cycling

Easy Cycle Ride

National Trust Nostell

Tue 24 Jul 2018

Artwalk

Artwalk

Wakefield

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Dream Time Creative

Forgotten Women from Wakefield.

Brews, Bites & Books

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Sad and Beautiful.

Michael Borkowsky and Matthew Heptinstall

Unity Hall and Business Space

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Westgate Studios

Open Studios

Westgate Studios

Wed 25 Jul 2018

ReModel

ReModel

The Art House

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Think Ink

Think Ink

Harry's Bar

Wed 25 Jul 2018

 Archaeology of Shadows

Mythistoria: An Archaeology of Shadows

The Art House

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Hang the DJ

Hang the DJ

Wakefield Beer Exchange

Wed 25 Jul 2018

Brilliant Birds

Brilliant Birds

Wakefield Museum

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Thursday Health Walk

Thursday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Thu 26 Jul 2018

National Trust Nostell

Meet the Gardner

National Trust Nostell

Thu 26 Jul 2018

Amazing Animation

Amazing Animation

Wakefield Museum

Fri 27 Jul 2018

National Trust Nostell

Introduction To Green Woodworking Day

National Trust Nostell

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Friday Health Walk

Friday Health Walk

National Trust Nostell

Fri 27 Jul 2018

Tips for reading old handwriting

Palaeography - Reading Old Handwriting

West Yorkshire History Centre

Fri 27 Jul 2018

National Trust Nostell

Summer Nights Film Festival

National Trust Nostell

Fri 27 - Sat 28 Jul 2018

Family Fun

Family Fun

Wakefield Museum

Sat 28 Jul 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