The Hepworth Wakefield

Museum/Heritage/Gallery/Visitor Centre


Revised opening hours from Mon 2 November:

The Gallery, Mon-Sun, closed

The Garden, open daily

Designed by the acclaimed David Chipperfield Architects, The Hepworth Wakefield is set within Wakefield’s historic waterfront, overlooking the River Calder. The gallery opened in May 2011 and was awarded Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017. Named after Barbara Hepworth, one of the most important artists of the 20th century who was born and brought up in Wakefield, the gallery presents major exhibitions of the best international modern and contemporary art. It is also home to Wakefield’s art collection – an impressive compendium of modern British and contemporary art – and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process.

COVID-19 Update

The government has announced that all leisure and entertainment venues, including museums and galleries must close from Thursday until at least 2 December to help contain the rapid spread of Covid-19. In line with this, The Hepworth Wakefield will now be closed until further notice. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause. If you have a booked event, we will be in touch shortly to reimburse or rearrange. 

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden will remain open and free to enjoy. During your visit, please observe the necessary safety measures and ensure that you are two metres apart from anyone not in your household or support bubble.

The Hepworth Wakefield’s online shop also remains open, with new ranges for Christmas being added.

Thank you for your ongoing support at this difficult time.


Type Price
Entry FREE


  • Disabled Access
  • On-Site Parking
  • Wi-Fi
  • Child Friendly
  • Indoor
  • Outdoor
  • Card Payment


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