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From Friday 21 May, The Hepworth Wakefield's revised opening times are:

The Hepworth Wakefield (galleries, shop and café)
10am - 4pm, Wednesday - 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 Garden
Open daily, free entry

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden Café
Open daily, 11am - 3pm
Please note that the Garden Café will be closed on 17 - 20 June

Before your visit, please familiarise yourself with the updated visitor information on this page.

Welcome back to The Hepworth Wakefield

To allow social distancing, we will be limiting the number of people into the building and the different spaces. You may be asked to wait for short periods during busy times. You may wish to consider visiting at the start or end of the day, when the gallery will likely be quieter.

We are not currently accepting cash payments, so please be prepared to pay by card. Contactless payments are preferred where possible.

NHS Test and Trace

We will be supporting the NHS Test and Trace service by collecting visitor contact details on arrival including name, contact phone number, date of visit and arrival time. This information will only be used where necessary to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and will be destroyed after 21 days. Data will be handled in accordance with GDPR.

Stay Safe

For the safety of yourself and others, face masks will be required for entry. Masks will be available on site for a small donation.

Hygiene screens have been installed at the Welcome Desk and shop counter. All visitors will be required to use the hand sanitisation station on entry to the building. Further sanitisation stations will be available throughout the building.

Please maintain a safe distance from other visitors and staff during your visit and refrain from touching surfaces. Floor markings will be in place to support this.


Our toilets, including a Changing Places facility, will be open with enhanced cleaning. Taps are touch-free and please wash hands thoroughly as per government guidelines.

The Hepworth Wakefield shop will be open. We politely ask, where possible, to please only touch items that you intend to purchase. We are not currently accepting cash payments, so please be prepared to pay by card. Contactless payments are preferred where possible.

Our Learning Studios will remain closed for the time being.

Staff will be on hand to ensure you receive a warm welcome and have a safe and enjoyable visit. We look forward to welcoming you safely back to The Hepworth Wakefield.