Hepworth Wakefield

“One of the finest contemporary art museums in Europe.” The Independent

With over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, The Hepworth Wakefield is the largest purpose-built exhibition space outside London.

The gallery brings together work from Wakefield’s art collection, exhibitions by contemporary artists and rarely seen works by Barbara Hepworth.

With a café, shop, learning studios, unique conference venue, and exciting events programme, the gallery is a place to explore art, architecture and your imagination.


10am – 5pm, every day

Artwalk Wakefield 

Wednesday 26 July, 10am – 9pm


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 77 spaces plus space for motorcycles, bicycles and disabled spaces. The car park is operated on a pay and display system and accepts payments by coins. Credit / debit cards can be taken at the welcome desk inside The Hepworth Wakefield.

Monday – Sunday (including bank holidays) 7am-6pm:
£5.00 for up to 4 hours
£8.00 for over 4 hours
FREE during late night opening.

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

The Hepworth Wakefield is a charity and car parking fees support our charitable aims.

Alternative parking can be found at the following locations:

Thornes Lane, WF1 5QW

Ings Road (opposite Halfords), WF1 1TY
Kirkgate train station, WF1 4EL

Merchant Gate Car Park, Mulberry Way, Wakefield, WF1 2QN
The car park offers both long and short stay and is situated adjacent to Wakefield Westgate train station (20 minute walk) and is a multi-storey car park with lift access to all floors. Parking charges apply, £13 for long stay per day (rail users) and 60p per hour up to a maximum of 5 hours.


Bicycle racks are located in The Hepworth Wakefield car park on Thornes Lane and on site at the disabled parking bays by our main entrance.

A comprehensive map of Wakefield city centre can be found on the tourist information website www.experiencewakefield.co.uk


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 National Rail or Northern Railway.


The Hepworth Wakefield does not have facilities for coach parking but does have a coach drop off point in Gallery Walk – by prior arrangement only. The nearest pay and display coach park is Tadman Street Coach Layover (W12 5RG) just 5 minutes drive from the gallery in Wakefield City Centre. All coach parties should book their visit in advance.


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 www.wymetro.com


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.

For more information and routes please visit www.arrivabus.co.uk, tel: 0871 200 22 33 www.wymetro.com, tel: 0113 245 7676


The Hepworth Wakefield welcomes everyone to the gallery. Sometimes this means the galleries can get very busy particularly when large groups, school children and students are visiting. If you would prefer to visit during quieter times, we recommend that you plan your visit around local school holidays. The gallery is generally quieter after 3pm during the week and on Friday afternoons.


The Hepworth Wakefield offers the use of 78 individual lockers, if you need to leave any extra luggage whilst you visit the gallery. They are £1 refundable deposit and are used on a first come, first served basis.  Please note that the lockers are for public use during gallery opening hours. Lockers are checked by staff at the end of each day and any contents treated in accordance with The Hepworth Wakefield’s Lost Property Policy. A copy of this policy is available from our Information Desk.


Find out more about the gallery in this audio description.