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.
Cycle Cinema

The Cycle Cinema - Open Air Film Screening

  • 9 May 2014 From 8pm

On 9 May YSP and Electric Pedals will present a spectacular outdoor film screening event in the grounds of the Park, powered by energy supplied through pedal power. All of the electricity for the screening will be produced by a rotating team of volunteer cyclists from the audience, creating a unique experience whilst encouraging people to think about their energy consumption.

YSP will screen The Triplets of Belleville (French: Les Triplettes de Belleville) a 2003 animated comedy film.

Suitable for

  • Family friendly
  • 16-17
  • 18+
  • 14-15
  • 11-13

Admission

£7.40 / £4

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/the-cycle-cinema-an-open-air-film-screening

James Turrell, Deer Shelter Skyspace, 2006

Simply Sitting at Sunset

  • 17 May 2014 8:30-10pm

Experience the effect of the change of light from day to night in James Turrell’s tranquil Deer Shelter Skyspace at YSP. Through this aperture the visitor is offered a heightened vision of the sky in a place of contemplation and revelation, harnessing the changing light of the Yorkshire sky.

Suitable for

  • Any age
  • Family friendly

Admission

Adults and children £5.00.

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/museums-at-night-simply-sitting-at-sunset

Lady Edlington's Well

Twilight Heritage Walk: Bretton Pleasure Grounds

  • 17 May 2014 From 8pm

Book a guided twilight tour and explore the rich history of the YSP landscape. Join our experienced heritage guides with a walk and talk around the Park’s historic lakes and woodland to discover its interesting follies and features by candlelight.

Suitable for

  • 11-13
  • 16-17

Admission

Adults and children £5

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/museums-at-night-twilight-heritage-walk-bretton-pleasure-grounds

Ursula von Rydingsvard, Droga, 2009

Ursula Von Rydingsvard: Curator-led Evening Tour

  • 17 May 2014 From 6:30pm

Join YSP's Deputy Curator Sarah Coulson for this exclusive in-depth tour of the Underground Gallery after normal opening hours, followed by a rare opportunity to see outdoor works Bronze Bowl with Lace and Elegantka II beautifully illuminated, at night-time, in the landscape.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adults and children £5

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/museums-at-night-ursula-von-rydingsvard-curator-evening-tour

Roger Hiorns, Seizure, 2008/2013

Roger Hiorns: Seizure Out of Hours

  • 17 May 2014 — 17 May 2015

An exclusive opportunity to view Turner Prize-nominee Roger Hiorns' Seizure, 2008/2013 out of hours.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/museums-at-night-roger-hiorns-seizure-out-of-hours-viewing

Courtesy Make a Wish Entertainment

Big Sculpture Safari

  • 17 May 2014 5-7pm, 7:30-9:30pm

Families will meet the guide and embark on an overland journey with Land Rover and adventure across the YSP grounds, unlocking stories and messages from a fascinating cast of characters. Children and adults will become Sculpture Safari Art Explorers, recording their discoveries on this story adventure. Come prepared with an active imagination and report your findings at the end of the tour.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

£9.00 / £6.00 includes free parking after 17.00

Website

http://www.ysp.co.uk/events/museums-at-night-the-sculpture-safari