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The Hepworth Wakefield will reopen on 1st August

23 Jun 2020


Following confirmation from the government that it will be safe for museums and galleries to reopen from 4 July, The Hepworth Wakefield is today announcing that it will open its doors for the first time in over four months, on Saturday 1 August.

The popular and critically acclaimed Bill Brandt / Henry Moore exhibition will be extended until 1 November. Advance booking is available now and is strongly recommended.

Initially, the gallery will open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 5pm (last entry 4.30pm). The Hepworth Wakefield Garden, designed by Tom Stuart-Smith, has remained open throughout lockdown and will continue to be open daily, free of charge.

A range of measures are being put in place to ensure the safety of visitors, staff and volunteers. These include hygiene stations with hand sanitiser throughout the building, monitoring of room capacity to ensure social distancing measures are adhered to, all staff wearing face coverings and regular cleaning of public areas throughout the day.

Simon Wallis, Director of The Hepworth Wakefield, said: “We are so looking forward to reopening our doors on Yorkshire Day and welcoming visitors back to the gallery. We want to reassure people that we are putting in place a detailed and rigorous plan to ensure you can once again safely visit our beautiful galleries. Thank you for your continued support of our charity and patience at this challenging time.”

Further information and the revised exhibition programme will be announced in due course. In the meantime, please enjoy the sculptures in the open air in our free garden and stay in touch with us through our social media channels, or by signing up to our e-newsletter.