Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Yorkshire Sculpture Park, West Bretton, Wakefield, WF4 4LG – Visit Now

One of our favourite places in the world this 500 acre park, set in the 18th-century Bretton Hall estate in West Yorkshire, is an idyllic day out. Yorkshire Sculpture Park  is the leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture which celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2017.

Founded in 1977 by Executive Director Peter Murray, YSP was the first sculpture park in the UK, and is the largest of its kind in Europe, providing the only place in Europe to see Barbara Hepworth’s The Family of Man in its entirety alongside a significant collection of sculpture, including bronzes by Henry Moore, and site-specific works by Andy Goldsworthy, David Nash and James Turrell.

YSP mounts a world-class, year-round temporary exhibitions programme including some of the world’s leading artists across five indoor galleries and the open air. Recent highlights include exhibitions by Tony Cragg, Not Vital, KAWS, Bill Viola, Anthony Caro, Fiona Banner, Ai Weiwei, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Amar Kanwar, Yinka Shonibare MBE, Joan Miró and Jaume Plensa. More than 80 works on display across the estate include major sculptures by Phyllida Barlow, Ai Weiwei, Roger Hiorns, Sol LeWitt, Joan Miró and Dennis Oppenheim.

A family-friendly wonderland with something to delight both art aficionados and those with a more social interest alike.

  • West Bretton
  • Wakefield
  • WF4 4LG
  • View map

Opening Hours

  • Mon: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tue: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Wed: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Thu: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Fri: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Admission Charges

Free, but parking charges apply

Services and Facilities

parkland, galleries, shop, cafes, group tours, lectures

Accessibility

Indoor galleries and services are fully accessible by wheelchair users. The parkland varies but visitors can reserve a motorised scooter 01924 832631

Commercial and hire services

Available for hire