Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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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:


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.
Family sculpture workshop

Family Sculpture Workshop: Come Rain, Come Shine

  • 13 February — 25 June 2016 *on now

Immerse yourself in an imaginative world of sculpture-making where families can build sculptures inspired by the four elements – earth, air, fire and water.

Will you make an underwater world or a fire breathing dragon? Create with branches, stones, and any other found materials. Always outdoors, Come Rain, Come Shine is about playful making in the fresh air.

All materials provided
Each session will last approx. 1hr
We will be building outdoors so please wear sturdy footwear, appropriate outdoor clothing and sun protection, if needed
Suitable for all the family
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Please meet at the Learning Tent behind YSP Learning

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults £3.00
Children £3.00
Concessions £3.00



Children discovering sculpture

Art Adventurers

  • 4 June 2016

Inspired by KAWS, join performer Natalie Bellingham to become part of your own fantastical tale; unearth hidden secrets, seek out gigantic sculptures and discover the unexpected.

Suitable for age 5+
All materials are provided
Please wear clothing and footwear suitable for outdoors
Each workshop lasts approx. 1.5 hours

Suitable for

  • 5-6
  • 7-10
  • 11-13
  • 14-15


Adults free
Children £5.00



Sheep with sculptures at YSP

Art & Landscape Tour

  • 19 March — 30 October 2016 *on now

Join YSP volunteers for a guided walk and talk exploring the art and sculpture in the landscape at YSP.

Meet at YSP Centre Information Desk
Outdoor clothes and sturdy footwear essential
If mobility is an issue please advise the guide and the route will be tailored to suit your needs

Suitable for

  • Family friendly



Not Vital, House to Watch the Night Skies.

Family Sculpture Workshop: A House to Dream in

  • 2 June 2016 From 12:30pm

Taking inspiration from the Not Vital exhibition in the Underground Gallery and open air, use bamboo, plastic pipes and wood to create outdoor structures from which you can dream of marvellous things.

Drop in between 12.30 and 15.30

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults £3.00
Children £3.00



YSP Jewellery

Jewellery Sand Casting

  • 11 June 2016

Join artist Jennie Gill to learn the techniques behind sand and water casting. With step-by-step guidance, create your own special silver-cast charm bracelet or pendant.

Suitable for beginners
All materials are provided but please being an apron and a small item no larger than 2cm to be cast
Parking, refreshments and a buffet lunch are included in the price
Please meet in YSP Learning Garden Studio

Suitable for

  • 18+


Tickets £85.00
Concessions £80.00



YSP Lakes and Woodland

Bretton’s Lakes, Entertainment and the Aurora

  • 11 June 2016 From 3pm

Join the Heritage team for a special exclusive summer heritage walk exploring the beautiful viewpoints around the lakes and discover the stories that surround them.

Explore Thomas Wentworth’s development of the lakes and his lavish entertainment that would have occurred on the lakes and their many interesting follies. Inspired by the story of Sir Thomas Wentworth’s ship the Aurora that he often sailed on these lakes, create your own paper ship and sail it down the lake. Finish off the day with a tea and cake served at the Greek Temple.

Hot drinks, cake and parking are included
Please meet at YSP Learning Centre 10 minutes before the start time
Due to the nature of the terrain, this event is unsuitable for wheelchair users
The tour will last approx 1.5 hours
Outdoor clothing is advised

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults £8.50
Children £8.50



Not Vital, House to Watch the Sunset.

Summer Solstice: Out of Hours Tour and Sunset Viewing

  • 16 June 2016 From 8:30pm

Celebrate the arrival of summer with an exclusive after-hours curator-led tour of the first major exhibition in the UK by Swiss artist Not Vital.

The gallery tour is followed by a special sunset viewing in James Turrell's Deer Shelter Skyspace, inspired by Vital's sculpture House to Watch the Sunset.

Suitable for

  • Any age


Adults £8.00
Children £8.00



Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton
West Yorkshire

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Visitor Centre

01924 832631

Learning & Community

01924 832528



01924 832600


01924 832601

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