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Yorkshire Sculpture Trail

Wakefield, Yorkshire

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500 acres of 18th Century parkland hosts an outdoor art gallery with a difference. It is an international centre for modern and contemporary art and currently has 40 sculptures on display. The country park features a changing display of large bronze sculptures by Henry Moore, while the Lower park and Access Sculpture Trail has various other displays on show. A mix of large sculptures intermingled in a country park setting of woodland and open spaces, and two large lakes running through it's centre, walks and easy access.

The park is split into various zones and recommendations on what can be covered on different length visits from 1 hour to 4 hours. Other areas include a Camellia house, formal gardens, galleries and garden structures. The immediate area around the lakes is out of bounds to allow the natural habitat and wildlife to prosper, however there is a bridge that goes between the two. Once on site a sculpture trail guide can be obtained to see what is on display on your visit.

Henry Moore At Yorkshire Sculpture Park

    Malcolm Morris

A sensory landscape and accessible to everyone including pram and wheelchair users. However there are some areas of the park that are undulating and have steep gradients so may be difficult for wheelchair users.

Exhibitions both around the park and in the 4 indoor galleries change quite regularly and for that reason on arrival at the venue you can pick up a Sculpture Trail handout of what is on show on the day you visit.

The park is situated on mile from Junction 38 of the M1 at West Bretton Wakefield. It is free to enter the park, but there is a car parking fee.

Location: Yorkshire Sculpture Trail, West Bretton, Wakefield, Yorkshire

Grid Reference: SE282129 Ceremonial County: Yorkshire

Map Link: Multimap

Aerial photo: Google Aerial Map

Getting there: From M1 J38 take the A637 twoards Huddersfield and follow the brown tourist signs for one mile at roundabout turn left past Archway Lodge and follow the road through to the car park and centre.

Access: some areas of the park are undulating and have steep gradients so may be difficult for wheelchair users, but they are working towards access for all.
Website: http://www.ysp.co.uk/view.aspx?id=3
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Email: info@ysp.co.uk
Address:  Yorkshire Sculpture Park West Bretton Wakefield
Postcode:WF4 4LG Telephone: 01924 832631
Opening Times: Summer months 10am to 6pm and Winter months 10am to 5pm

Charges: Car park 4 per day. Free to blue badge holders

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Notes: wear appropriate footwear suitable for conditions. Other facilities include picnic areas, shop, information centre, restaurant, indoor galleries.

Dogs must be kept on a lead, no access in buildings or gardens zone.


CIN Page Ref:yks_sculpture_trail


Date Updated: 06/2008

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