The Hepworth Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield. Copyright Hufton Crow.

This award-winning art gallery is set within Wakefield’s historic waterfront overlooking the River Calder. Designed by the acclaimed David Chipperfield Architects, the gallery opened in May 2011 and won Art Fund Museum of the Year 2017. Their free, public garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, opened recently.

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 also home to Wakefield’s impressive collection of modern British and contemporary art. Free tours are offered daily and it has a broad range of creative activities for families.

The Hepworth Wakefield

Opening times

The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery, Shop and Cafe
Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm
Closed on Mondays

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden
Open daily, free entry

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden Café is open from Tuesday 12 April for the two week school holiday.


Shop, cafe, indoor picnic area, garden, children’s outdoor play ground, toilets include baby change and a Changing Places toilet, car park (charges apply), free blue badge parking, disabled access, hearing loop.


The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
West Yorkshire

+44 (0)1924 247360

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