Make a weekend of it
Whether you're a fan of contemporary art, exploring local heritage or looking for family fun, you'll find plenty to see and do in Wakefield and beyond.
Wakefield is proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Alongside its art heritage, it boasts picturesque landscape, fascinating history, food and adventure. Visit Experience Wakefield to find out more.
Wakefield Cultural Consortium
A collective of Wakefield-based cultural organisations, visitor attractions and local businesses are committed to working together and with Wakefield Council to promote the Wakefield District as a leading cultural destination nationally and internationally. Supported by a £223,000 grant from Arts Council England’s Cultural Destinations initiative, the Consortium will deliver a three-year programme starting in 2017 to enhance the profile of Wakefield and encourage visitors to the district, helping to grow the local economy and increase job opportunities.
Exploring further afield?
If you're a National Trust member, you can explore abbey ruins, gardens, houses, coastline and countryside across Yorkshire for free. From outdoor adventures at Marsden Moor and Hardcastle Crags to perusing National Portrait Gallery paintings at Beningbrough Hall, Gallery and Gardens and following in the footsteps of Cistercian Monks at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, plan your next visit here.
As a major cultural asset for Yorkshire, Nostell is a member of the award-winning tourism agency, Welcome to Yorkshire.