Visit the UK’s leading open air gallery and Wakefield’s famous Hepworth Sculpture Gallery!
The day will start at The Yorkshire Sculpture Park, exploring the grounds and seeing artworks set in beautiful landscapes. As well as open air displays, there are many other galleries showcasing modern and contemporary art. Situated in a 500 acre site within the 18th century Bretton Hall Estate - it was the first sculpture park in the UK and the largest of its type in Europe.
You are able to see Barbara Hepworth's Family of Man in its entirety, along with significant collections of sculpture including bronzes by Henry Moore and site-specific works by Andy Goldsmith, David Nash, James Turrell and Anthony Gormley.
There are also world class temporary exhibitions on show all year round. There is a great gift shop and a wonderful cafe serving hot and cold food where we would stop for lunch.
After lunch, we'll travel to Wakefield to visit the wonderful Hepworth Gallery which showcases much of Barbara Hepworth's work as well as other contemporary artists. Not only are the Gallery contents stunning but the architecture of the building is worth seeing in its own right.
We will leave Wakefield mid-afternoon to return to Manchester.