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The Hepworth Wakefield

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW, England
+44 1924 247360
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Thought provoking exhibits

I love the Hepworth, I just wish it were better funded because exhibits remain on for quite a long... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
London, United Kingdom
Well worth a drive

An excellent experience although best watch for exhibitions that suit you. The "inconvenient bodies... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Newcastle UK
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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
+44 1924 247360
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I love the Hepworth, I just wish it were better funded because exhibits remain on for quite a long time but the quality is always high. They have had Stanley Spencer in recently and a Disobedient Bodies exhibit curated by fashion designer JW Anderson which...More

2  Thank StretchyStace
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent experience although best watch for exhibitions that suit you. The "inconvenient bodies " that I saw was imaginative and very well laid out. Giacommetti and Louise Borgoiuis as part of another exhibition !

2  Thank HowieBoldon
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Car park is £5 it takes cards and the cross the pedestrian bridge to the museum free entry. Galleries are on the first floor and you walk in a circle between them Interesting collection of pictures and sculptures. Hepworth rooms are amazing both sculptures and...More

1  Thank edwmagee
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a really nice space. I was lucky enough to see Disobedient Bodies by designer JW Anderson. It was a lovely exhibit! Really enjoyed his take on art from a fashion perspective. Fresh! It was very cool too to see Barbara Hepworth's sketches, models...More

2  Thank KatieNumi
Reviewed 1 week ago

The website needs updating because it still says 'Galleries 2 & 3 are closed as we install our new exhibition. Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore will open on Saturday 13 May.' Fortunately we knew through another source that the exhibition was already open to the...More

3  Thank Gakeitse
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

As a lover of art and museums the hepworth is a lovely gallery. Free entry and a lovely shop. Downside the on site parking is small and quite expensive, would suggest parking at the retil park on ings road and walking to the Hepworth

2  Thank Lauren B
Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent collection that gave me a much greater appreciation of Barbara Hepworth's work, as well as that of Henry Moore. There was also an excellent textile show that was very provocative. The cafe/restaurant was also pretty good. The parking is a bit confusing --...More

2  Thank Isambard40
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very strange looking building, obviously arty! The staff are lovely and from inside you get a very good look at the river, unfortunately the art went over my head. It had a nice little café but this closes on a Monday.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My little one has been learning about Mary Hepworth and Henry Moore at school, we decided to visit the place so she could see for herself what had been discussed in class. The family activities were great and there are plenty of staff around to...More

3  Thank Daveygrohl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

modern sculpture is not my thing, but for those that it is this is great, and I did have an interesting time looking at some of the exhibits,

2  Thank Simonr K
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Natalie D
Has anyone been to a party or had a party here?
9 January 2017|
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
David S
Parking at the hepworth
2 April 2016|
Response from Peter B |
There is a carpark near the Hepworth. It is located on thornes lane on the opposite side of the river to the Hepworth. It is linked by a footbridge to the entrance of the building itself. . It is pay and display.