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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

WEST BRETTON, Wakefield, WF4 4LG

Opened in 1977 and set in the beautiful grounds and gardens of a 500-acre, 18th-century country estate, the Yorkshire Sculpture Park is one of the world's leading open-air galleries of modern sculpture - and Yorkshire's artistic jewel. There's always something new to see with temporary exhibitions throughout the year in five magnificent galleries. The visitor centre provides useful all-weather facilities, including a good restaurant, an audio-visual auditorium, a coffee bar and the ubiquitous shop. Even for those who don't 'get' the art on offer, the park is fantastic to walk around, with excellent vistas of the valley, lakes, estate buildings and bridges - and it's all free (though you'll pay for the car park). You can even take your dog on the outdoor cultural tour. Photo credits: YSP Centre - Marc Atkins; sculptures - Jonty Wilde.

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Tel: 01924 832631
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Free admission. Donations welcome. Car parking up to 1hr £2.50, 1-2hrs £5, all day £8

Opening times

Open all year, daily summer 10-6
winter 10-5. Closed 24-25 Dec
Average visit 3hrs




Dogs not allowed in the buildings, galleries, upper lake or menagerie wood

Assist dogs allowed all areas.


Partly accessible. Some paths difficult for wheelchair users, trail accessible for wheelchairs, all galleries accessible
Free scooters, parking

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park
  • Yorkshire Sculpture Park


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M1 junct 38, follow brown tourist signs to A637. After 1m, left at rdbt, attraction signed

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