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.
Visitor Notice – Poppies: Wave
We suggest visitors avoid coming to see the Poppies on Friday 9 October 2015 due to a number of private events taking place at YSP.
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 an 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.
The 96 bus comes directly to YSP from Barnsley and Wakefield. Visit wymetro.com
for bus timetables.
YSP welcomes caring dog owners. For health and safety reasons, dogs are not permitted in the buildings or galleries. Dogs are also not permitted in Upper Lake or Menagerie Wood due to wildlife and grazing cows. Assistance dogs are permitted throughout the site.
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.
Downloads to support your visit
What's On Autumn/Winter 2015
Welcome & Map Autumn/Winter 2015
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 Stop are open seasonally for snacks and hot drinks. Find out more
We are open daily except 24 & 25 December 2015. 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
Unofficial car parks are currently being offered in the area due to the high number of visitors we are experiencing for the Poppies
. These are not supported by YSP and are a longer walk from the display. The unofficial car parks do not provide access to the Poppies
shuttle bus or accurate advice and support for visitors, nor do they support YSP. The income that we – a non-profit charity – make from parking pays for projects like the Poppies
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
Visitors are welcome to picnic in designated areas. Picnic benches are situated in the Country Park and on Driveside. We ask that visitors dispose of their rubbish responsibly in the bins onsite.
Shuttle Buses at YSP
Longside Gallery Shuttle Bus
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.
Poppies Shuttle Bus (until 10 January 2016)
A daily shuttle bus service is available to transfer visitors between YSP Centre, YSP Learning and the Boat House. The service runs approximately every 20 minutes between 10am and 4pm. Delays may occur during busy periods.
Take the free bus, provided by Arrow Self Drive, to see Caro in Yorkshire
at The Hepworth Wakefield. Available at weekends from until 1 November 2015 and every day during half-term, 26–30 October 2015. Also calls at Wakefield Westgate railway station. Download the Sculpture Bus timetable
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.
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
Please follow the YSP Code – details available on our Welcome & Map leaflet (download link above)