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The Hepworth - Wakefield

This purpose built gallery has ten gallery spaces making it one of the largest purpose built galleries in the UK. The building, which has won several architectural awards, and sits in a prominent position on the banks of the River Clder in Wakefield.

Six of the galleries are dedicated to Wakefield's collection of modern British art; including works by Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. The remaining galleries house touring exhibits, from local and international artists.

The Hepworth has an active programme of talks and workshops, and an events programme which is inclusive, particularly for families.

Opening Times & Prices

Admission is FREE

10am - 5pm  Tuesday - Sunday
Closed Mondays except school holiday and bank holiday Mondays
10am - 3pm Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve
Closed Christmas Day and Boxing Day


  • Car Park (fees applicable)
  • Cafe Bar
  • Toilets
  • Gift Shop


The Hepworth Wakefield is fully accessible to wheelchair users, scooters and pushchairs and has ramp access to all areas. There are disabled toilet facilities, designated parking for blue badge holders and a lift to the upstairs galleries.

Two wheelchairs are available for visitors, booking in advance is reccommended.
Portable stools are available on request if required in the galleries.

Contact Details

The Hepworth Wakefield
Gallery Walk

Tel: 01924 247360

Website: The Hepworth Wakefield

Upcoming Events & Exhibitions at The Hepworth

Franz West: Where is my eight?
13th June to 14th September

Allan Kaprow: Yard 1961 / 2014
4th July to 31st August
This work is a first reinvention of the work YARD originally created by Allan Kaprow (USA, 1927 – 2006) in 1961 in the open-air sculpture garden behind the Martha Jackson Gallery.

Making A Collection
5th July to Summer 2015
Featuring works from the Wakefield colection which was started in 1923. Featuring works by Barbara Hepworth, L.S. Lowry, Henry Moore and Ben Nicholson.

Parallel Of Life & Art
Nov 2013 to 31st May 2015