Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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

Website

www.ysp.co.uk

E-mail

General

info@ysp.co.uk

Learning

learning@ysp.co.uk

Press/Marketing

press-marketing@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
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.
Henry Moore, Draped Seated Woman, 1957–58. Courtesy London Borough of Tower Hamlets. Photo Jonty Wilde

Yorkshire Day Celebration and BBQ

  • 1 August 2014 10am-10pm

Enjoy a two-course BBQ, featuring a special Yorkshire menu using locally produced food, with panoramic views of the Country Park.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults £25, children £15

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/a-special-yorkshire-day-summer-evening-bbq

Helen Benigson, Weightless Utopias, 2013, courtesy the artist

Helen Benigson: Breathe Harder

  • 2 August 2014 11am-5pm

In a new site-specific live performance, Helen Benigson AKA Princess Bellsize Dollar explores ideas of weight, body and sculpture as five female weightlifters lift weights alongside the large-scale sculptures of YSP’s loan collection.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Parking charges apply

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/helen-benigson-breathe-harder

Image courtesy David Young

Theremin Bollards Presents

  • 3 August 2014 12-5pm

Join musicians Vanessa Simmons, Kris Klavenes and Dub Barn Collective, who will provide the backing music for you to take part in your own open-air performance using the Theremin Bollards.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Free, Drop in. Parking charges apply

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/exhibitions/theremin-bollards

Image courtesy Whispering Wood Folk

The Whispering Wood Folk: Secrets of the Fey (open air theatre)

  • 22 August 2014 6-10pm

Journey into the YSP lakes and woodlands with The Whispering Wood Folk as they present Secrets of the Fey, an immersive experience combining aerial acrobatics, live music and storytelling for all ages.

Suitable for

  • 7-10
  • 14-15
  • 11-13
  • 16-17
  • 18+

Admission

Adults £10, children £5, under 5s free. Family tickets (2 adults and up to 3 children) £28

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/the-whispering-wood-folk-secrets-of-the-fey-(open-air-theatre)

Courtesy the artist

Hester Reeve: YMEDACA

  • 30 August 2014 10am-5pm

Reeve has invited seven local groups, including Cantabile choral group and The Magick Lounge and Hand Tool Users United, to devise a series of events, known as ‘liberalation manoeuvres’, for her pop-up, which will run from dawn to dusk across the Park.

Admission

Parking charges apply

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/ymedaca