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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Address: West Bretton Hall, Wakefield WF4 4LG, England
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+44 1924 832631
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10:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:00
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As one of the world’s leading open air galleries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park...

As one of the world’s leading open air galleries, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art inspired by the natural beauty of the historic 18th Century Bretton Estate.With a changing programme of exhibitions and a dynamic line up of events and activities throughout the year, each season brings something new to discover.

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It's been our favourite place for more than a decade; from the kids being toddlers to teens. There are loverly walks with hidden snippets of art. A constant change of exhibitions... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Ian S
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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not something that grabs me at all, you must have to appreciate this sort of art. It's very spread out and not good for a cold day when we visited. The venue is free but be warned the car park is very expensive, you've been warned.

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Thank Roy P
YSPsculpture, Public Relations Manager at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your visit to YSP. The beauty of art is its ability to invoke different reactions, emotions and opinions from different people. At YSP, we do try to create an exciting and varied exhibition programme, to complement the 80+ sculptures carefully sited throughout our 500 acres... More 

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It's been our favourite place for more than a decade; from the kids being toddlers to teens. There are loverly walks with hidden snippets of art. A constant change of exhibitions (it's where we take our visitors, if we want to appear high brow). And you feel like you have earned a cheeky cappuccino at the end.

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Thank Ian S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a nice place to go for a steady walk and see an array of crazy sculptures. I don't think it's amazing but I would go back now and again if I was struggling for some place to go. It costs £2.50 for 75 minutes parking or £5 for 2 hours. Give it a try and see for yourself.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our family of three visited on a cold December afternoon and thoroughly enjoyed a brisk limb-stretching walk around the park. The Henry Moore sculptures were instantly recognisable in form and enjoyable to view with their massive, softly rounded curves. These contrasted sharply with more modern but less 'immediate' angular metal pieces by Anthony Caro. When one of our group tired... More 

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited with wife and friends. We went there around 4pm as friend suggested the place. If you are not a big fan of sculptures like me, you might not like it. But have to say the scenery is really breathtaking with the lake view. Park was lot bigger than expected. You can spend some peaceful time walking for nearly 2... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited here a number of times, art / sculpture varied for all tastes. Parking I feel is very expensive and the cafe is not cheap either. ( in my opinion ) Lots to do and see, better in fine weather but indoor attractions too. Great for family's and disabled access.

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Thank Michael S
YSPsculpture, Public Relations Manager at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your visit. In order to keep entry to the Park free of charge for visitors we rely heavily on the income that we generate through parking charges and the catering outlets. As a registered independent charity we are among many that have been hit hard by rising running costs and funding... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nothing too special, very spaced out so expect a lot of walking around. Beautiful grounds. Maybe I'm just not that big of a fan of sculpture, as I would imagine huge fans would love this place.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here today with a voucher giving us free parking and brunch for two. Easy to find just off the M1 and well signposted. Had to register car at reception and directed upstairs to the restaurant. Lovely modern building, very clean and well looked after. All staff were very friendly and helpful, especially the lovely lady who served us in... More 

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Thank SarelSouthYorkshire
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A great day out. Visited today for the first time. Great art exhibition,cafe is really good value. Lovely walkaround huge park.lake, sculptures, chapel, sheep say hello. Just make sure you wear walking boots grounds a bit muddy.

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Bradford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited the first time with our toddler. Such a fabulous place especially for young ones to explore. The restaurant food was superb and the ladies who work there so helpful (when I forgot to register my car). Used a voucher got on wowcher but will definitely return without one.

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