Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton
Wakefield
West Yorkshire
WF4 4LG
England

logo: Heritage Open Days 2014

Website

www.ysp.co.uk

E-mail

General

info@ysp.co.uk

Learning

learning@ysp.co.uk

Press/Marketing

comms@ysp.co.uk

Telephone

Visitor Centre

01924 832631

Learning & Community

01924 832528

Fax

Administration

01924 832600

Learning

01924 832601

All information is supplied by the venues or providers themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
Helen Escobedo, Summer Fields, 2008
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Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture that sets out to challenge, inspire, inform and delight.

Changing exhibitions and projects are sited in 500 acres of historic gardens and parkland, five indoor galleries and an award-winning visitor centre.

This stunning setting brings together art and nature for everyone to discover and enjoy.

Venue Type:

Gallery

Opening hours

Summer: 10am-6pm Centre, Shop, Restaurant + Galleries 10-5pm.

Winter: 10am-5pm Centre, Shop, Restaurant + Galleries 10-4pm.

Closed: 24+25 December

Admission charges

Admission free / Parking charges apply
YSP is a charity. Your parking fee supports everything we do.

Additional info

Mobility Scooters are available on free loan. Call 01924 832631 to reserve a scooter.

YSP has eight distinct outdoor 'gallery' spaces located in the 500 acre Bretton Estate. Designed in the 18th and 19th centuries, this varied landscape is a rich environment for some of the best modern and contemporary sculpture created by international artists. YSP presents changing special exhibitions and individual works by eminent artists all year round, so there are always at least 40 sculptures on display in the landscape.

Temporary indoor exhibitions take place in the Underground Gallery, Bothy Gallery, Garden Gallery and Longside Gallery.

Collection details

Fine Art

Key artists and exhibits

  • Henry Moore
  • Barbara Hepworth
  • Anthony Caro
  • Elisabeth Frink
  • Sol LeWitt
  • Antony Gormley
  • Sophie Ryder
  • Winter and Horbelt
  • Andy Goldsworthy
  • James Turrell
Exhibition details are listed below, you may need to scroll down to see them all.
Henry Moore, Two Piece Reclining Figure Points 1969–70. Reproduced by permission of HMF. Photo Jonty Wilde

Henry Moore: Back to a Land

  • 7 March — 6 September 2015

Born in Castleford, West Yorkshire, Henry Moore (1898–1986) is one of the most important artists of the 20th century. This major exhibition, in collaboration with The Henry Moore Foundation, takes a fresh approach to Moore’s work by considering his profound relationship with land, which was fundamental to his practice and fuelled his visual vocabulary.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Parking charges apply

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/exhibitions/henry-moore-back-to-a-land

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
Ursula von Rydingsvard, Bronze Bowl with Lace, 2014

Festival of the Star Celebration on the Winter Solstice

  • 21 October — 21 December 2014 *on now

In response to the traditional Polish Festival of the Star, visit the magical mobile planetarium to learn about stars, moons and galaxies.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£3. Parking charges apply

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/ysp-wild-festival-of-the-star-celebration-on-the-winter-solstice

Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day

Children's Winter Workshop: Hat Making with Emily Sutton

  • 7 February 2015 10am-1pm

Work with Emily Sutton to create your own party hat inspired by Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day and using card and craft.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly

Admission

£20

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/childrens-hat-making-workshop-with-emily-sutton-christmas-hats

Latte Art

Latte Art Workshop

  • 18 December 2014 — 18 January 2015 *on now

Join YSP and Coopers Coffee to learn more about where your coffee comes from and try your hand at some latte art.

Suitable for

  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 16-17

Admission

£18

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/latte-art-workshop

Camellia House at YSP

Twilight Heritage Walk: Winter Pleasure Grounds

  • 20 December 2014 2:30-4:30pm *on now

Experience the Park's historic lakes and woodland as the winter sun sets and discover interesting follies and features by candlelight. Includes warm winter drink.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£3. Parking charges apply

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/twilight-heritage-walk-winter-pleasure-grounds

Walk off Christmas

Walk off Christmas

  • 4 January 2015 10:30am-12:30pm

Blow away the festive cobwebs with a guided five-mile walk through YSP's historic landscape.

Suitable for

  • 16-17
  • 14-15
  • 18+

Admission

£5. Parking charges apply

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/walk-off-christmas

Big Garden Bird Watch

Big Garden Bird Watch with YSP Wild and RSPB

  • 17 — 18 January 2015 10am-4pm
  • 24 — 25 January 2015 10am-4pm

Take part in this exciting national event and help us count birds from YSP Centre. Pick up a leaflet to continue your count at home.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Parking charges apply

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/big-garden-birdwatch