The only one of its kind, Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an international centre for modern and contemporary art, experienced and enjoyed by thousands of visitors every year.
Explore open-air displays by some of the world’s finest artists, enjoy fascinating exhibitions throughout four stunning galleries, be inspired by the natural beauty of an historic estate, and get involved in a dynamic line up of events and activities.
A–Z of Visitor Information
Some areas of the Park can be difficult to access due to uneven terrain. We strongly advise wheelchair and mobility scooter users seek route and ground condition advice from staff at the Information Desk in YSP Centre. We offer free use of mobility scooters and wheelchairs, subject to availability – please call ahead on +44 (0)1924 832631
to reserve a scooter or wheelchair for your visit. There is priority parking for Blue Badge holders in the main car park. Toilets are wheelchair accessible. There are a number of shuttle buses available to help visitors navigate the site – see information below.
Listen to an audio description of YSP
made as part of Museum of the Year 2014
. The guide was put together by VocalEyes the nationwide audio description charity, providing access to the arts for blind and partially sighted people.
Download the YSP Access Guide
We are proud to be a breastfeeding friendly venue and welcome breastfeeding in all areas of our premises.
for information on services to and from West Bretton. The 96 service is operated by Globe Travel and runs between Barnsley and Wakefield. Find out more
YSP welcomes caring dog owners. Please abide by the Countryside Code and local by-laws: dogs must be kept on leads and under control at all times. Use dog fouling bins provided.
There are a few restrictions for visitors with dogs: dogs are not permitted in any buildings, in YSP Shuttle Buses, or around Upper Lake or Menagerie Wood due to wildlife and grazing cows. Assistance dogs are permitted throughout the site
Downloads to support your visit
What's On Spring 2017
Welcome & Map Spring 2017
YSP welcomes families and aims to be as family-friendly as possible. Find out more
The best postcode for sat nav is WF4 4JX.
Food & Drink
The upper level of the YSP Centre houses a licensed restaurant. The YSP Café at Kennel Block is open daily with seating indoors and out. The Centre Coffee Shop, Info Kiosk and Country Park Coffee Shop are open seasonally for snacks and hot drinks. Find out more
Please wear suitable footwear, i.e. wellington or walking boots, especially during winter months when it can be very muddy across the Park.
Download the Spring 2017 Welcome & Map
leaflet which includes a map of the Park.
NAEA (National Arts Education Archive)
The National Arts Education Archive is now under the auspices of Yorkshire Sculpture Park. After 25 years as an independent charitable trust full responsibilities for its management have been passed to YSP trustees. A new steering group was formed in 2009 to shape the direction of this unique resource for the 21st century.
We are open daily except 24 & 25 December. Find out about detailed opening times
Admission is free, parking charges apply. YSP is a charity. Your parking fee supports everything we do. Please park in official YSP car parks only. Find out more
The Driveside road will be closed to coaches between Tuesday 2 May until Wednesday 10 May, due to repair. Coaches can park at the Visitor Centre car park. YSP Learning will be open as normal.
Photography and Filming
Photography and filming for personal use is permitted anywhere in the Park except inside the galleries, unless otherwise stated. Find out more about commercial photo shoots and media provision
Enjoy a picnic – look out for designated areas or find a spot on the grass. Please don’t spoil other visitors’ experiences by picnicking too close to sculptures. We ask that visitors dispose of their rubbish responsibly in the bins onsite.
Providing a unique alternative to high street shopping, YSP Shop houses a distinctive selection of products from international artists, contemporary designers and talented makers. Shop online
Shuttle Buses at YSP
Longside Gallery Shuttle Bus - during exhibitions only.
There is no public parking (except for Blue Badge holders) at Longside Gallery. Visitors may use the free shuttle service to Longside (during exhibitions only) or follow the walking route. The shuttle bus departs, during exhibition times, from the Walk of Art outside YSP Centre every 30 minutes between 11am and 2.30pm (winter), 3.30pm (summer). The last departure from Longside Gallery is at 3pm (winter), 4pm (summer). A number of booster seats provided for children under 135cm tall and a baby seat is provided for children aged between 12 months and 3 years. Pushchairs and dogs are not allowed on the service. Families needing help getting to Longside please ask at the Information Desk.
Toilets and Baby Changing
Toilets and disabled toilets at the YSP Centre, Kennel Block, Information Kiosks during peak times, Longside Gallery (during exhibtions only) and Bothy Gallery. Baby changing is available in the YSP Centre, Bothy Gallery toilets and Kennel Block.
Wakefield is proud to be home to award winning art galleries and the birthplace of renowned sculptors Dame Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore. Alongside it's art heritage, it boasts picturesque landscape, fascinating history, food and adventure. Visit Experience Wakefield
to find out more.
Welcome to Yorkshire
As a leading attraction YSP is a member of the county’s award-winning official tourism agency, Welcome to Yorkshire. YSP works closely with WTY to help promote the Park and the whole county. See yorkshire.com
Yorkshire's Magnificent Attractions
YSP is part of Yorkshire's Magnificent Attractions, a collection of the best and most exciting attractions in the Yorkshire region. Whenever you visit any one of Yorkshire's Magnificent Attractions you will have a great day out which is fun and educational. Find out more at yorkshireattractions.org
Yorkshire Sculpture Triangle
The Henry Moore Institute, The Hepworth Wakefield, Leeds Art Gallery and Yorkshire Sculpture Park are only a 30-minute drive, bus or train ride from each other. Which means you can enjoy an afternoon, a day or a weekend at all four venues and see world-class exhibitions throughout the year. Find out more at ysculpture.co.uk
Please follow the YSP Code – details available on our Welcome & Map leaflet (download link above)