Free Attractions & Places To Visit in Yorkshire
Yorkshire has a wealth of attractions you can enjoy for free, from museums to galleries and the great outdoors. There may be additional attractions at some of the museums which have a small charge.
The Ferens Art Gallery in Hull brings art to all, with a series of permanent and temporary exhibitions and the vibrant and multi-sensory children's gallery.
The sea has played a large role in Hull's history, discover all about it at the free Hull Maritime Museum. Exploring from the 18th Century to the present day the museum examines the whaling industry, fishng industry and merchant trade.
One of six National Museums in Yorkshire, the Railway Museum offers an excellent day out for all ages, with over 300 years of history marked through trains, artefacts, interactive displays and an active events program.
Easby Abbey is an English heritage property located near the River Swale near ichmond, the site can be reached by a pleasant walk along the river stating near Richmond Castle.
Peasholm park is situated in North Bay, Scarborough. The park is open year round, during the summer months rowing boats and pedaloes anre available for hire on the lake. In the centre of the lake is an island which can be explored, it also houses a bandstand where summer concerts are held.
Graves Gallery is the Sheffield gallery of visual art, with a series of permanent exhibitions depicting art and key themes throughout art history.
The new Experience Barnsley Museum provides a unique insight into life in Barnsley from Roman occupation to the present day. The majority of the artefacts and exhibits in the musuem were donated by local people, lending a personal touch to the displays.
Heeley City Farm is a community led initiative which provides a fun, educational and FREE day out for visitors, meet the animals, learn about sustainable energy, enjoy a meal at the cafe and enjoy some of the regualr activities available.
Cannon Hall Museum is housed in the Canon Hall Stately home, it houses the Regimental Museum of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars (Queen Mary’s Own) and the Light Dragoons, as well as art, and furniture collections. The Cannon Hall country Park features the fairyland and cottage gardens as well as sweeping grasslands.
Bradford 1 is located in the heart of Bradford at cetenary square, this free art gallery aims to introduce and engage visitors with contemporary artists.
Leeds Art Gallery is a lively gallery in the heart of Leeds on The Headrow in Leeds' Cultural Quarter. Offering displays of Leeds' stunning collections as well as a dynamic programme of changing exhibitions, the Gallery is an innovative and exciting place to visit for people of all ages and tastes.
A free National Museum in Leeds, the Royal Armouries houses the National collection of arms and arnouries. Hands-on and interactve displays and regular demonstrations add to your visit.
Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an outdoor art gallery set in 500 acres near Wakefield. With a mix or permanent and temporary exhibits set in stunning countryside.
Award winning purpose built gallery in Wakefield, with permenant exhibition s form Henry Moore and Barabara Hepworth, plus temporary exhibitions and an active talks and events programme.
The Cartwright Hall Gallery is Bradford's civic art gallery, it has four permanent exhibitions displaying work from the Bradford Museums collections. The collections consist mainly of 19th and 20th century British art.
Home to the longest canal tunnel in the UK, the 3.25 mile has been restored and is now described as "one of the seven wonders of the waterways". Take a boat trip in the Tunnel or enjoy learning the history of this marvel of Victrian engineering at the free to enter Visitor Centre.
Huddersfield Art Gallery is home to work by internationally renowned artists including LS Lowry and Henry Moore, shown along with innovative temporary exhibitions.
The Chevin Forest Park is a designated nature reserve and outdoor playground! Wit variety of walking trails, mountain bike routes, two permanent orienteering courses and several geocache sites.
Greenhead Park has been popular with the residents of Huddersfield over over 130 years, adn with good reason. The Park provides and excellent day out for families, place to relax or be active. The park has undergone a steady restoration process and offers a clean, green activity packed community area.
The National Coal Mining Museum offers a great day out for all ages come rain or shine. The Underground Tour travels 140m below into the coal mine using the original mine shaft and lift. The tour that follows is an exciting and unique view into the life of a miner at work.
Marsden Moor is a National Trust managed area which covers over 5000 of moorland in West Yorkshire. It is an area of unspoilt valleys crags and peaks and stunning heather covered moorland. With over 100 miles of footpath it is possible to design a walk to suit all lengths of leg and levels of fitness.
Middleton Woods are located just outside of Ilkley Town centre behind the lido. The Woods are a poular local walking area particularly in May when there are stunning bluebell displays.
Roundhay Park is one of themost poular parks in Leeds. It is over 700 acres in size and has lakes, rolling parklands and woods as well as all the usual park facilities. There are tree trails, geology trails as well lakeside and longer walks.
Wharfe Meadows Park in Otley runs alongside the River Wharfe for over 2 miles. The park offers a great family day out. Take a stroll and enjoy the formal gardens, woods and riverside trail.
Kirkstall Abbey is one of the most complete examples of a Cistercian Abbey in the United Kingdom. The Abbey is free to enter and is within 24 acres of riverside parkland. The area offers a great day out for enjoying history, wildlife and outdoor family fun.
Bankfield is steeped in history and has been a museum since 1887. Set in the attractive surroundings of Akroyd Park, at the centre of Akroydon model village conservation area, this Victorian mansion was the home of local mill owner, philanthropist and MP, Colonel Edward Akroyd.
Leeds' newest art space housed in the old Tetley brewery is an innovative use of space with an emphasis on new and emerging artists. The Tetley opens art in all forms to a wider audience and embraces art in all forms; visual, audio and performance.