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The Hepworth Wakefield

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW, England
+44 1924 247360
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Had here an excursion, actually there are some interesting paintings and art creations! All staff... read more

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i v
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Well worth a visit !

Having gone last year to the Tate St. Ives, only to find it closed, we went today to the Hepworth... read more

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The Hepworth Wakefield is Yorkshire's award-winning gallery designed by David Chipperfield Architects which opened to the public in May 2011. The UK's largest purpose-built gallery in over 50 years, we celebrate the achievements of one of Britain's most significant sculptors, Barbara Hepworth, in the city in which she was born and raised. As well as the Hepworth Family Gift, a unique collection of Hepworth's working models gifted to Wakefield through the Art Fund, the gallery also holds the collection of the former Wakefield Art Gallery. Alongside collection displays, we also present a regularly changing programme of contemporary exhibitions by world-renowned artists as well as offering award-winning family and learning activities for all ages, a cafe bar and shop - a perfect day out for all the family. Free admission all year round.
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Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW, England
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Had here an excursion, actually there are some interesting paintings and art creations! All staff are friendly as well.

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Reviewed yesterday

Having gone last year to the Tate St. Ives, only to find it closed, we went today to the Hepworth Wakefield, as it is now called. I am a big fan of her work, and many fine pieces of hers are on display. The building...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is not much else to see in town, but the museum is well worth the trip. I loved it and was very impressed by the dramatic architecture and the art inside.More

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TheHepworth, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for your feedback - I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. There are other things to see in town including the beautiful Chantry Chapel just across the road (just check their website for opening times first) and the majestic Wakefield...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

We focussed on the 2 exhibitions based around surrealism. Both are extremely interesting and well worth a visit. I was particularly impressed to see lots of vegan options in the cafe - a choice of cakes is unusual but very welcome! The gallery itself is...More

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TheHepworth, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. We hope to welcome you back soon!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Really enjoyed the gallery apart from a very noisy class of school children but with careful positioning we managed to enjoy the exhibits in other galleries before they invaded. The staff in the gallery were great. Hungry and thirsty we decided to eat at the...More

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TheHepworth, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thanks for your feedback although I was sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience in the café. The Hepworth Café recently introduced a new summer menu and prides itself on supporting local producers with all meals prepared freshly to order. If we are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had an unplanned visit. Absolutely except Gallery. We’ll set out with many of Hepworth’s works. A good account of her life. Saw an outstanding exhibition of the work of Lee Miller. Courteous and helpful staff. Nice shop. Good restaurant.

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TheHepworth, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your great feedback! We hope to welcome you back soon.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing architecture housing a fine collection of mainly British modern art. Lovely atmosphere. It was bitter cold a week sandwiched in-between the two big snowstorms of March and April. There was a print sale taking place too which really added to our experience. I really...More

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TheHepworth, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Many thanks for your feedback - really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit to The Hepworth and the print fair. We hope the weather is kinder next year!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited mainly to see the building and loved the style of it. Also, great café. Displays didn't hugely interest us though. Free to enter which is great and good shop with nice cards/gifts to buy.

2  Thank Sarah G
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TheHepworth, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for your feedback. Our exhibitions change regularly so perhaps our next one will interest you more. Check out our website for details.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wakefield has so much to offer but lacks promoting itself. The Hepworth is a great starting point with many wonderful exhibitions and lovely tearoom. I visit very often.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having reviewed the Hepworth 2 years ago, can only say that whilst galleries are impressive, the cafe has disappointed in last 2 visits. Cakes are very expensive and the coffee is weak and tasteless compared to how it was. I did mention this to staff...More

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TheHepworth, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your feedback although I was very sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your experience in the cafe. The cakes are made in our own kitchen with seasonal ingredients and customers often tell us how much they enjoy them. I shall pass...More

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Marjorie E
6 August 2017|
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Response from StretchyStace | Reviewed this property |
You can go from YSP to Wakefield bus station quite easily and the bus station is a twenty minute walk away from the Hepworth.
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Natalie D
9 January 2017|
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Response from TheHepworthWakefield | Property representative |
Hello. We get lots of positive feedback about private parties at The Hepworth Wakefield. Here is one testimonial: “We have received so many compliments from friends about the event; the food, the service, the beautiful... More
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David S
2 April 2016|
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Response from sazcot | Reviewed this property |
There is an alternative car park( if the Hepworth car park is full) just opposite Halfords bike shop, under the railway bridge at the side of the Hepworth car park. 2 mins away.
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