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The Hepworth Wakefield has reopened - view our updated opening hours, ticket prices and plan your journey below.

Opening hours

The Hepworth Wakefield
Open 10am – 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday (last entry 3.30pm)
Closed Monday and Tuesday

Entry to Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life, across all ten gallery spaces, is charged at £12 / £10. Free entry for Members, Wakefield District residents, under 16s and carers accompanying disabled visitors.

The Hepworth Wakefield Shop
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

The Hepworth Wakefield Gallery Café
Open Wednesday – Sunday, 10am – 4pm
Closed Monday and Tuesday

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden
Open daily, free entry

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden Café is currently closed

Please note that the council-owned play area will be closed until spring 2022.

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk
West Yorkshire

01924 247360

Ticket prices for Barbara Hepworth: Art & Life

Free entry for Members, Wakefield District residents & under 16s

Standard Adult £12.00
Senior £10.00
Student £10.00
Unemployed £10.00
Disabled £10.00
National Art Pass £6.00

Members can collect their free tickets from the welcome desk on arrival at the gallery and do not need to book in advance. Become a Member here.

Wakefield district residents, children aged 16 and under, and carers accompanying disabled visitors also receive free entry.* Speak to our Visitor Welcome Assistants on arrival at the gallery to receive your ticket.

Visit the exhibition page and book tickets here.

*View T&Cs here.

Take a look at this map of Wakefield city centre 

By car

The Hepworth Wakefield has its own car park located on Thornes Lane, WF1 5QJ

Please note there is a 2.5m height restriction. Sat Nav: WF1 5QJ

There are 82 spaces for cars in our car park, along with space for motorcycles, bicycles and disabled spaces.

For blue badge holders, we also have five disabled spaces on Gallery Walk next to the gallery. Sat Nav: WF1 5AW

For more information on access, visit our Access and getting around The Hepworth Wakefield page

This is a pay and display car park which accepts coin payment as well as credit / debit cards.

Car parking costs

£5 for up to 4 hours
£8 for over 4 hours
FREE during late night openings

Blue badge holders can park for free outside the main entrance accessible via Gallery Walk. Sat nav: WF1 5JN.

You can become a member to get a yearly car park permit for £25

The Hepworth Wakefield is a charity and car parking fees support our work. All funds generated by car parking enable us to create exceptional and original art experiences for all.

Alternative parking

On street
Thornes Lane, WF1 5QW

Pay & Display
Ings Road (opposite Halfords), WF1 1TY
Kirkgate train station, WF1 4EL
Wakefield Waterfront, WF1 5JT

Merchant Gate, WF1 2QN

By coach

We don’t have facilities for coach parking, but there is a coach drop off point in Gallery Walk – by prior arrangement only.

The nearest pay and display coach park can be found on Tadman Street (WF1 5RG) just 3 minutes drive from the gallery in Wakefield City Centre.

All coach parties should book their visit in advance.

By bus

The gallery is on the FreeCityBus route operated Monday – Friday between 10.08am & 3.08pm, and Saturday between 8.30am & 5pm. The service does not run on Sundays.

The bus route includes Wakefield Westgate and Kirkgate train stations, Wakefield bus station, Ridings Shopping Centre, Trinity Walk and other city centre drop offs and is every 10 minutes.

The Hepworth Wakefield bus stop is adjacent to the Wakefield Waterfront on A61 Barnsley Road and the gallery. All journeys on the bus are free of charge and each FreeCityBus is accessible and can carry one wheelchair at a time.

More information about the FreeCityBus

Wakefield bus station is located on Union Street, Wakefield WF1 3AG.

The gallery is situated on the main bus routes with services provided by all operators which stop on Bridge Street immediately adjacent to The Hepworth Wakefield.

Plan your bus journey

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).

For train timetable information and tickets visit our travel partner Grand Central or National Rail and Northern Railway

By bike

The bicycle racks by the play area have been removed because of planned development works. We are currently considering the best place to position new racks – in the meantime you can chain bicycles to the fence opposite the main gallery entrance.