Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Winner of Museum of the Year 2014, YSP is an international centre for modern and contemporary art inspired by the natural beauty of the historic 18th-century Bretton Estate.

Discover more than 60 sculptures in the open air by internationally acclaimed artists, including Elisabeth Frink, Andy Goldsworthy, Henry Moore and James Turrell. With a vibrant programme of temporary exhibitions, dynamic events and activities, and pioneering education and community work, each season offers something new to discover.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park was awarded the Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2014 for its bold artistic vision, consistently delivered at the highest level.

Watch the Yorkshire Sculpture Park Museum of the Year video.


Art Funded works

Make sure you see Roger Hiorns' sensational sculpture Seizure, 2008/2013, bought for the Arts Council Collection with help from the Art Fund. Hiorns pumped 75,000 litres of liquid copper sulphate into a former council flat, which crystallised over the walls, floor, ceiling and bath, transforming it into a glittering crystal landscape. Facing demolition, the 31-tonne sculpture was extracted from its original location in 2011 and transported to a permanent home at YSP.

The park is also home to the first work ever commissioned by the Art Fund, James Turrell's Deer Shelter Skyspace. A large square chamber with an aperture cut into the roof, it offers a heightened vision of the sky – tgiving the apperance of a trompe l'oeil painting. His work does not disturb the tranquility of the site, but creates a place of contemplation and revelation, harnessing the changing light of the Yorkshire landscape. The commission used money set aside to celebrate the Art Fund's Centenary.

Visitor information

Download or stream our free audio guide to Yorkshire Sculpture Park, provided by VocalEyes, a nationwide audio description charity that provides access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park audio guide – Museum of the Year by Art Fund


Art we've helped buy at Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Venue details

Yorkshire Sculpture Park West Bretton, Wakefield West Yorkshire WF4 4LG 01924 832631 www.ysp.co.uk

Entry details

Free entry to all

Summer
Daily, 10am – 6pm

Winter
Daily, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 25 Dec

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