The Hepworth Wakefield

Wakefield, United Kingdom


  • Gallery Walk
  • Wakefield WF1 5AW
  • United Kingdom

Opening times

Tuesday – Sunday, 10am - 5pm
Closed Mondays, except local school holidays and bank holiday Mondays

Travel Information

Bus: FREE CITY BUS The gallery is on the FreeCityBus route operated Monday – Saturday between 9.30am and 3pm. 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. For more information about the FreeCityBus visit the Metro website,, tel: 0113 245 7676 BUSES 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 including 59, 96, 97, 102, 110, 194, 195, 196 and 485. For more information and routes please visit, tel: 0871 200 22 33, tel: 0113 245 7676
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 visit, and tel: 08457 48 49 50


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The Hepworth Wakefield opened in 2011 and is Yorkshire's landmark gallery for the visual arts. This stunning building, designed by David Chipperfield Architects, is located in the outstanding setting of Wakefield's historic waterfront.

The gallery celebrates the area’s artistic legacy as the birthplace of Barbara Hepworth, one of the 20th Century's most important artists, and brings together work from Wakefield's art collection and internationally renowned artists, as well as a significant collection of Hepworth's work

Exhibiting Artists