The Hepworth Wakefield

Art gallery, garden, shop and café

The Hepworth Wakefield is an award-winning art gallery set within Wakefield’s historic waterfront overlooking the River Calder. 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 modern and contemporary art and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and life. If you live in the Wakefield District, entry to the exhibitions is free.

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden is a beautiful free public garden and features outdoor sculptures for everyone to enjoy. If you have children, visit the gallery on weekends (and Tuesday – Friday during the Wakefield school holidays) for family workshops and art activities. You will also find a shop and a café serving a selection of sandwiches, salads, cakes, ice creams, coffees and teas.

picture by Sue Billcliffe

Find it

The Hepworth Wakefield has a stop on the Wakefield free bus route.


Visit the The Hepworth Wakefield website for more information.

Visit free

The gallery is free to Wakefield residents, but you will need a proof of your local address to get entry.

If you have a Welcome to Wakefield card the gallery will gladly accept that.

The Hepworth Wakefield garden
(photo: Sue Billcliffe)

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