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The Hepworth Wakefield, Wakefield

(3.9/5 based on 750+ reviews on the web)
At The Hepworth Wakefield, view the 44 sculptures by artist Barbara Hepworth, as well as her collection of donated art, spanning from the 16th century to the present day. Ponder the building's Brutalist design, composed of ten trapezoidal blocks and naturally lit by windows in high, pitched ceilings. Take in views of the river, historic waterfront, and city skyline. Check the website to see schedules of movie screenings, concerts, and hands-on activities, such as printmaking workshops. The gallery is 1,600 sq m (5,249 sq ft). Put The Hepworth Wakefield and other Wakefield attractions into our Wakefield itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This Gallery is amazing with a great cafe. The permanent Hepworth exhibits are wonderful and we really enjoyed the 'Disobedient Bodies', 'Approaching Thunder', 'Kettle's Yard', and 'György Gordon' ......  more »
  • Parking for the gallery is on the other side of the river whilst easy to access, is expensive, but then entrance to the gallery is free so it balances out. There is a lot to see and some very interest...  more »
  • Really enjoyed the visit to the Hepworth although we could have used more time to see everything. The Gyorgy Gordon exhibit was small but moving. I'd never heard of him before but I loved what I saw. ...  more »
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  • One of my favourite galleries in Yorkshire. Incredible setting and amazing art. Great activities for kids and good food at reasonable prices.
  • A stunning understated purpose-built building (with a very good cafe) located in a lovely position next to the Calder. An absolute must see place with lovely volunteer staff. Art includes sculpture, paintings, installations, exhibitions and the permanent 'Hepworths'. Also, it is close to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park which is also a must see.
  • I love this place, the galleries are bright and airy. The ones dedicated to Barbara Hepworth herself show off her models and prototypes for some of her bigger sculptures. A personal favourite of mine is her workbench with all her tools as she left them. The temporary exhibitions are fascinating too and can vary from the complex sculptures of Caro, to the current (May '16) Martin Parr documentary photography. The cafe has decent coffee and home made cakes too!
  • Brilliant place if you like art and sculpture. Great gift shop too.
  • Building looks hideous from the outside but inside is ok. Something to do on a rainy afternoon and they hold a variety of events and exhibitions. Grounds are good for Pokémon with 2 gyms and 7 stops.