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The Hepworth Wakefield

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW, England
+44 1924 247360
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The Hepworth wakefield

I don't think this place it very good because I don't think the music was very neither people... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
maggsymooo100
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Excellent, even for families ...

The Hepworth regularly has excellent child-orientated activities - if coming with kids check ahead... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
A P
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London, United Kingdom
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The Hepworth Wakefield is Yorkshire's award-winning gallery designed by David Chipperfield Architects which opened to the public in May 2011. The UK's largest purpose-built gallery in over 50 years, we celebrate the achievements of one of Britain's most significant sculptors, Barbara Hepworth, in the city in which she was born and raised. As well as the Hepworth Family Gift, a unique collection of Hepworth's working models gifted to Wakefield through the Art Fund, the gallery also holds the collection of the former Wakefield Art Gallery. Alongside collection displays, we also present a regularly changing programme of contemporary exhibitions by world-renowned artists as well as offering award-winning family and learning activities for all ages, a cafe bar and shop - a perfect day out for all the family. Free admission all year round.
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  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I don't think this place it very good because I don't think the music was very neither people singing . I have been to the Hepworth before

Thank maggsymooo100
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Hepworth regularly has excellent child-orientated activities - if coming with kids check ahead to time your visit. In addition there are 'child' corners in a couple of the galleries with books and toys that help make the art relevant to the children. My family...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hepworth's breathtaking pieces are displayed beautifully. Adequate information about Hepworth's life and work is provided in a non obtrusive manner.

1  Thank Constansa
Reviewed 3 days ago

My eldest child (9) was studying sculpture at school so we elected to take a day out to visit the Hepworth Gallery. There are so many exhibits there from the classic Hepworth and Moore's (some of which are superb) to individually curated collections that change...More

Thank Darren C
TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Many thanks for your feedback - I was pleased to hear that you all had a great time. We always have a great range of family activities and events during the school holidays, many of which are free. Check out our website to find out...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

50p for 30 mins then £5 for 4 hours - getting ripped off is hardly a good start to the experience. Redicoulous charge for visitorsMore

Thank John S
TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

I am sorry to hear that you don't feel our car park charge represents good value. The Hepworth Wakefield is a charity and entry to the gallery is free therefore the income we generate from our car park, shop and café is really important to...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

I had never been to Wakefield before, but when the Hepworth won museum of the year, we decided to take a trip to Yorkshire and have a look. The road directions are quite confusing and led us to do a shocking (and absolutely indicated by...More

Thank Koshkha
TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for your feedback - we are really pleased to hear that you decided to visit us after our Museum of the Year win. We appreciate that the road system can be confusing, particularly if it is your first time in Wakefield, but we...More

Reviewed 4 days ago

The exhibits were amazing, Hepworth and Moore took my breath away! Well worth a visit. I arrived early and parked easily, however car park was jammed when I left. Lovely cup of tea in the cafe overlooking the river. It was great to see so...More

Thank mandynSevenoaks
TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your lovely feedback - it was certainly very busy this weekend. I'm afraid our car park is rather small but there are other car parks in the area - check our website for details. Public transport around Wakefield is very good too.

Reviewed 5 days ago

An interesting visit to the art gallery. Very modern with paintings and sculpture's. Alot of famous artists work on view. Pleasant cafe to get something to eat & drink. There are lots of large windows letting in plenty of light and giving views' of the...More

Thank growbag2016
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great gallery, good parking, knowledgeable curators. Wonderful cafe. Free entry. Great additional exhibitions. Activities for children

1  Thank Chris A
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always something to see or to peek your interest It's just a shame that the council have to make from a good experience By charging for parkingMore

1  Thank Stephan A
TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for your feedback - I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed your visit. The car park is managed by The Hepworth Wakefield. As a charity the income we generate from the car park, the café and the shop is really important to...More

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Marjorie E
6 August 2017|
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Response from ELAINE P | Reviewed this property |
HI Marjorie, not direct between the two. each place you will need to get different buses. x
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Natalie D
10 January 2017|
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Response from TheHepworthWakefield | Property representative |
Hello. We get lots of positive feedback about private parties at The Hepworth Wakefield. Here is one testimonial: “We have received so many compliments from friends about the event; the food, the service, the beautiful... More
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David S
2 April 2016|
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Response from Peter B |
There is a carpark near the Hepworth. It is located on thornes lane on the opposite side of the river to the Hepworth. It is linked by a footbridge to the entrance of the building itself. . It is pay and display.
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