Visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park and Wakefield City Centre

| Yorkshire Sculpture Park

With pick-ups at Thirsk Coach Park and the Vue Cinema, Clifton Moor, travel by coach to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park, near Wakefield. Here, over 500 acres of historic landscape are used for the display of contemporary sculpture in eight open air gallery spaces, which include work by Andy Goldsworthy, Barbara Hepworth and Elizabeth Frink, while temporary exhibitions are held in four indoor galleries. Members may be interested to see the Skyscape by James Turrell, installed in the eighteenth-century deer shelter, the first contemporary commission by The Art Fund. After coffee and a Danish pastry, enjoy a guided tour of some of the art in the open air, before free time to visit the exhibitions in the galleries. After either a self funded lunch in the café or a picnic in the grounds, leave at about 2pm for the short journey to Wakefield. Here join a special tour of the Victorian Town Hall and Civic Hall, followed by tea and a private privileged view of the stunning Hepworth Gallery, which is still under construction.

Venue information

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Bretton Wakefield , WF4 4LG

Entry details

£21.50 to include coach travel, coffee, tea, tours and gratuities. Apply to Lindsay Councell, 01423 330388 8.20am (Thirsk), 9am (Clifton Moor York) to 6pm (York) and 6.30pm (Thirsk)

"Art Fund" is the operating name of the National Art Collections Fund, a charity registered in England and Wales (209174) and Scotland (SC038331)