Guided Visit – The Hepworth & Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Tuesday 12 September 2023


We are delighted to announce our next guided visit to The Hepworth, Wakefield followed by a visit to Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP). We will provide the bus to take us to both venues.

Tickets: £60 Full price, £56 Bdc Friends (Booking is essential as places are limited)

Ticket price includes transport, entry and guided tour at The Hepworth and entry to YSP.

Images Above: The Art of The Potter Exhibition at The Hepworth, image courtesy of  The Hepworth (Left) & Henry Moore, Large Two Forms, 1969, courtesy Henry Moore Foundation. Photo © Jonty Wilde, courtesy Yorkshire Sculpture Park (Right)


Meet at Bluecoat Display Centre at 8.45am. Depart promptly for The Hepworth at 9am on the bus.

Arrive at The Hepworth at approx. 11am for coffee & guided tour.

Lunch from 1.00pm at the Hepworth cafe. (Please note that lunch is not included in the ticket price but can be purchased at the Hepworth Cafe. Alternatively, you are welcome to bring a packed lunch to be enjoyed in the Hepworth’s gardens.)

Leave for YSP at approx 2.30pm.

Browse the galleries and outdoor spaces at YSP.

Meet back at the bus at 5.45pm. Leave promptly at 6pm to arrive in Liverpool for 8.00-8.30pm.

The Hepworth is an award winning gallery located in the heart of Yorkshire, overlooking the River Calder. It opened in 2011 to house Wakefield’s art collection whilst providing a legacy for Barbara Hepworth in the town where she was born. We will enjoy a guided tour of The Hepworth’s gallery spaces, including The Art of The Potter exhibition. This display shows a range of major makers working in ceramics and sculpture from 1930 to now. Included are works by British studio ceramicists including Hans Coper, Bernard and Janet Leach, and Lucie Rie plus recent acquisitions by Elizabeth Fritsch, Akiko Hirai and Magdalene Odundo. Many of these makers have been shown at Display Centre over the years: works featured in the show by John Ward were originally bought by collectors from Bdc and were then later bequeathed to The Hepworth. The Hepworth Garden, designed by internationally acclaimed landscape architect Tom Stuart-Smith, will also be open to enjoy, with various sculptures on display amid the vibrant floral blooms. Dotted about the stunning outside space are large scale works including works by Barbara Hepworth and Halima Cassell.

* There will be the opportunity to have lunch at The Hepworth’s cafe or browse in the shop before heading back to the bus. (Please note, lunch is not included in the price of the ticket).

Back on the bus, we will drive to YSP. This leading international centre for modern and contemporary sculpture is situated in the Bretton Hall Estate in West Yorkshire. Here, we are free to browse the indoor galleries featuring displays by Takahashi McGil & Emma Lawrenson and Leonardo Drew plus the YSP Shop and cafe. We can also explore the stunning outdoor landscape which features around 100 large scale works including sculptures by Phyllida Barlow, Elisabeth Frink, Andy Goldsworthy and Antony Gormley

Booking information: Please call us on 0151 709 4014 to book your place and pay over the phone.

Event & Workshop Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend an event or workshop that you have booked with us, please contact the team as soon as possible via or on 0151 709 4014.

We will endeavour to resell your ticket, if time allows, and if successful we will be able to issue a refund.  If we are unable to resell the ticket, the value can be transferred to another event or redeemed against a purchase in the gallery.

Please note that while the team will do their best to resell your ticket, we cannot guarantee that this will be possible or ensure a refund. Thank you for your understanding.

Images: The Hepworth Garden featuring sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, photography by Jason Ingram (Left) &  Takahashi McGil & Emma Lawrenson exhibition at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, photography by Samantha Rhodes (Right).