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The Hepworth Wakefield

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Address: Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW, England
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The Hepworth Wakefield is Yorkshire's award-winning gallery designed by...

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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The permanent exhibition regarding Barbara Hepworth's life and times is well presented. In addition the temporary exhibitions are interesting and should ensure that there is a... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The permanent exhibition regarding Barbara Hepworth's life and times is well presented. In addition the temporary exhibitions are interesting and should ensure that there is a ready flow of repeat local visitors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had two posh fish finger sandwiches here at the cafe on Valentine's Day during our visit to the gallery. These sandwiches are absolutely incredible. The fish fingers were divine, the fish holding the crispy tasty batter wonderfully. They are served with chips which were also very tasty and perfectly cooked. The homemade tartare sauce was also the perfect accompaniment.... More 

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TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this review

Thank you for your fantastic feedback about the fish finger sandwich. We agree! We are launching a new menu in March but don't worry, the fish finger sandwich will still be on there. Hope to welcome you back again soon. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic day out, staff so helpful, crafts great for the kids.Very clean and tidy very easy to park

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

Good day out with kids, exceptional art on display. The gardens are enjoyable in the summer. Easily accessible.

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

Sadly disappointed with the full experience. Nothing of interest for young children and the staff were seemingly absent for any help or questions.

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

Finding myself in Wakefield for a couple of hours, I decided on a visit to The Hepworth. Car parking is across the River Calder from The Hepworth and well signposted. My parking cost £5. The museum is accessed via a designated grey pedestrian bridge. Entry to The Hepworth is free. It's worth a visit to see the Hepworths and Moore... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really good art gallery, nice pieces to look at, only spent a couple of hours here though. The architecture is a bit strange, but I surpose it's something different. I would recommend going here but I would only go once every few years I think.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the gallery on Thursday evening with my Brownie unit to attend a sculpture workshop with Jo. The entire evening was well planned and delivered, the Brownies thoroughly enjoyed themselves, even when there was a lot of talking and listening involved they were intently listening! Jo was great with the children and made it very fun for them. Would definitely... More 

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TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this review

So pleased to hear that you all enjoyed your visit and the activity. We hope that you will all come again! Groups can find out about the different offers at the gallery on our website. More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited the Hepworth today as my young son enjoys looking at sculptures. We took part in the 'Musical Sculpture workshop'. We didn't know what to expect but Cheryl (lead musician) and Lesley guided us through and were very kind to my 4 year old and 5 month old! The session was very different to anything else we've done and we... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited to look for our wedding venue, all i can say is its such a different place. Amazing that to visit the art gallery is free they also have lifts for those who chose not to walk the steps. Will definitely be returning in the future. Parking is a bit of an issue if disabled.

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TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. The gallery provides a fantastic and unique backdrop for weddings: we are hosting a wedding fair here on Sunday 30th April with the opportunity to meet a range of wedding suppliers. We do have a few parking spaces for blue badge holders right next to the gallery. You can find our more information about accessibility... More 

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