Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield

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An open-air gallery situated in the grounds of Bretton Hall, Yorkshire Sculpture Park exhibits the work of a variety of British and international artists. Exhibits rotate often and occasionally run indoors and even underground in the Bothy garden. The park itself sprawls across approximately 202 hectares (500 acres) of land, so you can stroll as well as explore some art. Plan to visit Yorkshire Sculpture Park during your Wakefield vacation using our convenient Wakefield visit planner.
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  • We visited on the first reasonably nice day of the year. It was still quite muddy! We spent about 2-3 hours at the park, but did not get round to seeing the indoor bits. Enjoyed the sculptures and als...  more »
  • Lovely walk around the lake. Great sculptures. I would remind others to wear appropriate walking boots as it is a park and does get muddy! Unlike me who rocked up in converse!!! Doh! Great open space ...  more »
  • It's a good space to walk and see all the he lovely sculptures, with easy parking. Food in the cafe was also nice after the walk as around.  more »
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  • Went on a beautiful Autumn day, and the grounds and scenery were lovely. My favourite part of the park was looking at the wonderful big old trees. Couldn't care less about the "art", I thought some pieces were a blot on the landscape. Big ugly metal structures amongst beautiful woodland and open fields. One or two pieces were interesting, but mostly they were pretentious nonsense. I absolutely hated the bags of dog poo strewn around near where the pay station was. Yuck! Think the artist was having a laugh charging us so much money for a load of sh**. The car parking is extortionate, the gift shop prices were beyond ridiculous! £15 for a wooden nail brush?! £45 for a misshapen bowl? No thanks. You can keep this modern art nonsense, I prefer nature's artwork, ie, landscapes and wildlife.
  • This has been an incredible day out and yet we haven't had time to see everything. The grounds have some amazing vistas with the countless sculptures enhancing the beautiful landscape. There is an indoor modern gallery showing more sculptures. Upstairs there is a cafe or if you just want coffee there is a kiosk for take out. Allow plenty of time for your visit as you will definitely need it.
  • Amazing, every time. This is a great family day out, the place is huge but there is something unexpected around every corner. There are mobility cars and much of the park is very accessible. Every time I go, there is something new to see, I can't wait to go again.
  • Artwork aside it's a great place to wander and explore the surrounding countryside. The fact that every turn greets you with amazing sculpture is a bonus. We're lucky to have this on our doorstep.
  • What a fabulous place. The parkland is beautiful in itself. With the addition of so many sculptures dotted about, it was like a treasure hunt. The facilities were good, friendly helpful staff and easy parking. There is a parking charge. An excellent place for a picnic. I will definitely visit again you can't possibly see it all in a day. I can't believe it is free. free
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