The Hepworth Wakefield

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Opening Times:

Tuesday - Saturday 10am - 6pm

Sundays, bank holidays and school holiday Mondays 11am - 5pm



Venue contact details:

T: 01924 247360
E: [email protected]

The Hepworth Wakefield

Yorkshire's major new art gallery opened on 21 May 2011. Designed by acclaimed British architect, David Chipperfield and located on the waterfront in Wakefield, The Hepworth Wakefield unveiled a previously unseen collection of sculptures by Barbara Hepworth who was born and raised in Wakefield.

The new building provides a fitting home for the outstanding collection of art previously on display at Wakefield Art Gallery, alongside a changing programme of contemporary and historical exhibitions. The gallery displays include Wakefield and Yorkshire in Pictures, a space dedicated to topographical studies of Yorkshire, including images of Chantry Chapel, Wakefield.

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Turner's On View

The Hepworth Wakefield is located across the road from the Chantry Chapel, one of Turner's watercolour productions and is home to The Turner Trails bench. The Turner Trails panel is located on a viewing platform overlooking the River Calder close to the footbridge which takes you to The Hepworth Wakefield. It offers a great view of the river and The Hepworth and a side view of the Chantry Chapel.

Turner's watercolour of Wakefield Bridge, including the Chantry Chapel, has been kindly loaned to The Hepworth Wakefield, by the British Museum and is on display in The Yorkshire in Pictures gallery (Gallery 6), from where you can also enjoy the view of the Chantry Chapel through the Gallery's window.


Opening displays
Gallery 6: Yorkshire in Pictures

The Venue


The Hepworth Wakefield, Gallery Walk, Wakefield West Yorkshire, WF1 5AW

Map reference: SE329213

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Public transport
The gallery is 0.3 miles from Wakefield Kirkgate and 1 mile from Wakefield Westgate mainline train station.

During summer 2011, the FreeCityBus route will be expanded to include the gallery. For more infomration please visit

By car
Please visit for all the latest information on travelling to the gallery by car.