The Hepworth Wakefield

Contact Details:

Gallery Walk, Wakefield, WF1 5AW
[email protected]

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  • Accessibility & Facilities

    • Accessible car parking
    • Accessible toilet
    • Baby changing facilities
    • Cafe on site
    • Changing places facility
    • Family friendly venue
    • Gift shop
    • Guide dogs welcome
    • Hearing aid loop
    • Pay display parking
    • Picnic area
    • Wheelchair accessible
  • Opening Hours


    Closed all day


    10:00 - 16:00


    10:00 - 16:00


    10:00 - 16:00


    10:00 - 16:00


    10:00 - 16:00


    10:00 - 16:00

  • Travelling by Car

    The Hepworth Wakefield has its own car park located on Thornes Lane, WF1 5QJ (Sat Nav: WF1 5QJ). There are 82 spaces for cars in our car park, along with space for motorcycles, bicycles and disabled spaces. Car parking charges apply. For blue badge holders, we also have five disabled spaces on Gallery Walk next to the gallery, which can be accessed via Tootal Street. (Sat Nav: WF1 5JN). Blue badge holders can park for free

  • Travelling by Train

    The gallery is 0.3 miles from Wakefield Kirkgate train station (approximately 8 minutes walk) and 1 mile from Westgate train station (approximately 20 minutes walk).

The Hepworth Wakefield

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.

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 and has dedicated galleries exploring Hepworth’s art and working process.

The Hepworth Wakefield is home to Wakefield’s art collection – an impressive compendium of modern British art, including works by Ben Nicholson, L.S. Lowry, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore as well as work by significant contemporary artists such as Phyllida Barlow, Alvaro Barrington, Jadé Fadojutimi, Anthea Hamilton, Martin Parr and Eva Rothschild.

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by award-winning landscape architect, Tom Stuart-Smith, opened in Summer 2019 and is free for all visitors.

Entry to The Hepworth Wakefield is £12 / £10 / FREE for Members, Wakefield District residents and under 18s. Ticket includes entry to all gallery spaces on the day of visit.