Getting here



10am - 5pm† Tuesday - Sunday
Closed Mondays except school holiday and bank holiday Mondays

Sat Nav: WF1 5QJ


The Hepworth Wakefield has its own car park is located on Thornes Lane, WF1 5QJ (please note there is a 2.5m height restriction). There are 77 spaces plus space for motorcycles, bicycles and disabled spaces. The car park is operated on a pay and display system and accepts payments by coins and credit / debit cards:

£5.00 9am – 6pm for a maximum 5 hour stay
£2.00 5.30 – 9pm flat rate
FREE 5.30 – 9pm every third Thursday of the month†

Blue badge holders can park for free outside the main entrance accessible via Gallery Walk, sat nav: WF1†5AW.

The Hepworth Wakefield is a charity and car parking fees support everything we do, ensuring we can offer continued free access to all.

Alternative car parks:

Merchant Gate Car Park, Mulberry Way, Wakefield, WF1 2QN
The car park offers both long and short stay and is situated adjacent to Wakefield Westgate train station (20 minute walk) and is a multi-storey car park with lift access to all floors. Parking charges apply, £13 for long stay per day (rail users) and 60p per hour up to a maximum of 5 hours.

Rishworth Street, Wakefield, WF1 3BY
Long stay multi-storey car park in the centre of Wakefield and has 12 accessible parking bays. Parking charges up to a maximum of £5 apply.


On street parking is available on Thornes Lane (subject to normal parking restrictions) and a small number of spaces are available next to the Sea Cadets on Thornes Lane (WF1 5QW).

The closest alternative pay & display parking can be found on Ings Road (opposite Halfords, 78 Ings Rd, Wakefield, WF1 1TY). Approx. 5 minute walk to The Hepworth Wakefield.

Pay & display car parking spaces (43 spaces with 6 accessible spaces available) can also be found at Wakefield Kirkgate train station.

Merchant Gate Car Park, (Mulberry Way, Wakefield, WF1 2QN) offers both long and short stay and is situated adjacent to Wakefield Westgate train station (15-20 minute walk to The Hepworth Wakefield). It is a multi-storey car park with lift access to all floors. Parking charges apply - 60p per hour up to a maximum of 5 hours

By Bicycle

Bicycle racks are located in The Hepworth Wakefield car park on Thornes Lane and on site at the disabled parking bays by our main entrance.

A comprehensive map of Wakefield city centre can be found on the tourist information website, tel: 0845 601 8353


The gallery is 0.3 miles from Wakefield Kirkgate train station (approximately 8 minutes walk) and 1 mile from Westgate train station (approximately 20 minutes walk).

For train timetable information and tickets visit,†, and tel: 08457 48 49 50


The Hepworth Wakefield does not have facilities for coach parking but does have a coach drop off point in Gallery Walk – by prior arrangement only. The nearest pay and display coach park can be found on Quebec Street (WF2 9SA) just 3 minutes’ drive from the gallery in Wakefield City Centre. All coach parties should book their visit in advance.

Free City Bus

The gallery is on the FreeCityBus route operated† Monday – Saturday between 9.30am and 3pm. The bus route includes Wakefield Westgate and Kirkgate train stations, Wakefield bus station, Ridings Shopping Centre, Trinity Walk and other city centre drop offs and is every 10 minutes.

The Hepworth Wakefield bus stop is adjacent to the Wakefield Waterfront on A61 Barnsley Road and the gallery. All journeys on the bus are free of charge and each FreeCityBus is accessible and can carry one wheelchair at a time.

For more information about the FreeCityBus visit the Metro website,, tel: 0113 245 7676


Wakefield bus station is located on Union Street, Wakefield WF1 3AG.
The gallery is situated on the main bus routes with services provided by all operators which stop on Bridge Street immediately adjacent to The Hepworth including 59, 96, 97, 102, 110, 194, 195, 196 and 485.

For more information and routes please visit, tel: 0871 200 22 33, tel: 0113 245 7676


The Hepworth Wakefield welcomes everyone to the gallery. Sometimes this means the galleries can get very busy and noisy, particularly when large groups, school children and students are visiting. If you would prefer to visit during quieter times, we recommend that you plan your visit around local school holidays. The gallery is generally quieter after 3pm during the week and on Friday afternoons.


The Hepworth Wakefield offers the use of 78 individual lockers, if you need to leave any extra luggage whilst you visit the gallery. They are £1 refundable deposit and are used on a first come, first served basis. †Please note that the lockers are for public use during gallery opening hours. Lockers are checked by staff at the end of each day and any contents treated in accordance with The Hepworth Wakefield’s Lost Property Policy. A copy of this policy is available from our Information Desk.

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