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The Hepworth Wakefield

Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW, England
+44 1924 247360
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Well worth the visit

My wife and I visited the Hepworth on Friday past. We really liked the range of sculpture and art... read more

Reviewed July 11, 2016
Petenjan99
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Aberdeen
Brilliant exhibitons in a stunning gallery

The current exhibitions in the Hepworth are awesome. This summer the Hepworth has the finest... read more

Reviewed July 10, 2016
Fairfax09
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West Yorkshire
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The Hepworth Wakefield is Yorkshire's award-winning gallery designed by David Chipperfield Architects which opened to the public in May 2011. The UK's largest purpose-built gallery in over 50 years, we celebrate the achievements of one of Britain's most significant sculptors, Barbara Hepworth, in the city in which she was born and raised. As well as the Hepworth Family Gift, a unique collection of Hepworth's working models gifted to Wakefield through the Art Fund, the gallery also holds the collection of the former Wakefield Art Gallery. Alongside collection displays, we also present a regularly changing programme of contemporary exhibitions by world-renowned artists as well as offering award-winning family and learning activities for all ages, a cafe bar and shop - a perfect day out for all the family. Free admission all year round.
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Gallery Walk, Wakefield WF1 5AW, England
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Reviewed July 11, 2016

My wife and I visited the Hepworth on Friday past. We really liked the range of sculpture and art on display from some very well know artists. And let's be honest it was free. More culture, cannot be a bad thing?

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Reviewed July 10, 2016

The current exhibitions in the Hepworth are awesome. This summer the Hepworth has the finest display of 20th-century art outside Tate Modern - and it's free. To have both the Kettle's Yard exhibition and the Stanley Spencer at the same time is truly remarkable. The...More

1  Thank Fairfax09
Reviewed July 5, 2016

We last visited in 2012, but went back to see the current Sir Stanley Spencer exhibition. Honestly, the people of Wakefield do not know how lucky they are to have this museum - you can enter for free AND see the exhibition for free! In...More

1  Thank auldreekie87
Reviewed July 4, 2016 via mobile

I've never seen such a waste of public money. My 6 year old son was bored to tears as were we. The "art" was a room full of bad sofas. Some shaped rocks and some other garbage. I am deeply saddened that taxpayers money could...More

2  Thank keepitreal1896
TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2016

Thank you for your feedback although I was disappointed to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit. I am not sure when you visited the gallery as I don't recognise your description of 'a room full of bad sofas'. At the moment we have several...More

Reviewed July 3, 2016

One of my favourite galleries. The Stanley Spencer and Kettles Yard exhibitions are world class, free and not over busy. A similar exhibition in London would involve £15 and shuffling round on a timed ticket. The only downside is the lack of parking if you...More

Thank Roger C
TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2016

Thank you for your lovely feedback - I was pleased to hear that you enjoyed the exhibitions so much. We recommend that visitors arriving by car arrive early at the weekend to get a space in the car park. The Hepworth Wakefield is a charity...More

Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

I have a visited the Hepworth several times and apart from the kids craft room the gallery itself is extremely dull.The exhibitions are nothing special and this makes for a boring visit.Modern art is not my cup of tea and i find it very difgicult...More

1  Thank Richard W
TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2016

Thank you for your feedback although I was sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your visit. We recommend that first time visitors join a free highlights tour to get the most out of their visit. We also have a programme of events throughout the...More

Reviewed June 30, 2016

M and I had a really nice afternoon here a couple of weeks ago. We had been meaning to go for ages, but what nudged us into finally organising our trip was to see the Martin Parr exhibition before it finished. The building is set...More

2  Thank EH-in-York
TheHepworthWakefield, Manager at The Hepworth Wakefield, responded to this reviewResponded July 5, 2016

Many thanks for your lovely feedback. We hope to welcome you back here again soon!

Reviewed June 30, 2016

Exciting , stimulating gallery with wonderful views! The Hepworths are shown in beautiful ,light, bright space And it's FREE.

2  Thank debwain
Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

I'm from Wakefield and this is my second visit, it's a fantastic building and the art and sculptures here are great. I love the Barbara Hepworth galleries and the number one gallery with all the local paintings. It is well worth a visit.

1  Thank Steve C
Reviewed June 28, 2016

Unfortunately the Hepworth looks like a great lump of concrete that has landed on an old industrial space which has a quite attractive Victorian brick built factory building in close proximity. However it is also close to the River Calder. I know the architects were...More

1  Thank Linda L
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Natalie D
Has anyone been to a party or had a party here?
January 9, 2017|
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Response from TheHepworthWakefield | Property representative |
Hello. We get lots of positive feedback about private parties at The Hepworth Wakefield. Here is one testimonial: “We have received so many compliments from friends about the event; the food, the service, the beautiful... More
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David S
Parking at the hepworth
April 2, 2016|
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Response from Peter B |
There is a carpark near the Hepworth. It is located on thornes lane on the opposite side of the river to the Hepworth. It is linked by a footbridge to the entrance of the building itself. . It is pay and display.
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