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.

Group tours of the Yorkshire Sculpture International exhibition are available every day and can be booked in advance by emailing groups@hepworthwakefield.org

The Hepworth Wakefield

Opening times

Open daily: 10.00 – 17.00
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Facilities

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.

Address

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF1 5AW

+44 (0)1924 247360

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