Culture

Overview & description

The Hepworth Wakefield is an award-winning art gallery in the heart of Yorkshire, set within Wakefield’s historic waterfront, overlooking the River Calder. 

Designed by the acclaimed David Chipperfield Architects, the gallery opened in May 2011 and has already welcomed nearly 2 million visitors. The gallery was named Art Fund Museum of the Year in July 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 also is 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.

There are free creative activities for all the family to get involved in, an exciting programme of fairs and markets throughout the year, as well as workshops, talks and tours. 

The gallery is free to enter and open daily. Don’t miss The Hepworth Café or our award-winning shop.

FREE ADMISSION
Open daily, 10am-5pm. 
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

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Prices

Type Price
Entry

Facilities available at The Hepworth Wakefield

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

Awards

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  • accred