Yorkshire Sculpture Trail
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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
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
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
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
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.
Other Useful Websites:
Address: Yorkshire Sculpture Park West
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
Other Location Pages:
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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