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The Hepworth Wakefield opened on 21 May 2011 and is Yorkshire's landmark gallery for the visual arts. This stunning building, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, is a place to explore art, architecture and your imagination.
With over 1,600 square metres of light filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside of London. The gallery celebrates the area’s artistic legacy as the birthplace of Barbara Hepworth, one of the 20th Century's most important artists, and brings together work from Wakefield's art collection, internationally renowned artists as well as a significant collection of Hepworth's work.
Located in an outstanding setting on Wakefield's historic waterfront, the gallery offers a vibrant social space that is central to the artistic and social life of the region. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the world-class facilities including cafe, shop and education spaces and take part in an exciting programme of family activities, workshops, talks, tours and special events.
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By Public Transport:
The gallery is conveniently located 1 mile from Wakefield Westgate station and 0.3 miles from Kirkgate Station.
Wakefield Free City Bus stops close to the gallery. For more information please visit www.wymetro.com
Please see the Hepworth Wakefield website for all the latest information on travelling to the gallery by car. The Pay and Display car park is located on Thornes Lane.
The gallery is fully accessible, please visit the website or contact us for a full access guide.
To arrange your group or coach party visit call us or email firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about special packages for your group.
- Baby changing facilities
- Coach parties accepted
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Education/study area
- Facilities for groups
- Facilities for educational visits
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Picnic site
- Regional Tourist Board Member
- Accepts groups
- Facilities for conferencing
- Facilities for corporate hospitality
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
- Smoking not allowed