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Welcome back to YSP

Please plan your visit

YSP is a registered charity and has lost £4 in every £5 since March. We need your support more than ever.

Welcome Back

We're excited to welcome you back to YSP. The Parkland and Formal Gardens are open to enjoy modern and contemporary sculpture in the open air. The Underground Gallery is open, where you can enjoy the vibrant major exhibition by Joana Vasconcelos, and in the Upper Space you can see Brian Fell: Steelworks.

To ensure your visit is as safe as possible, all visitors need to book a ticket in advance so that we can manage numbers, comply with NHS track and trace, and raise vital funds at this difficult time. Please read the information on our website in advance, including our new Visitor Guidelines and FAQs

​Due to current government guidelines, YSP cannot permit gatherings of more than six people outdoors, and you cannot gather indoors with anyone who is not in your household or support bubble. Please consider this when booking your ticket and help us to comply with government guidance and stay safe.


All visitors need to book and pay for a ticket in advance. This includes if you travel by car, cycle or on foot. We've implemented a booking system so that we can manage numbers onsite and adhere to NHS track and trace guidelines. 

Tickets cost £6 per person. A ticket gives access to the Underground Gallery, open air galleries and grounds, and includes parking. Under 18s are free. We're offering concession tickets for carers and Max Card holders, please contact us on +44 (0)1924 832631.

If you have a parking permit you do not have to pay for your ticket but you still need to book. All tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable. Please make sure the details on your booking are correct.

Please only arrive in your allocated time slot. Once at YSP you can stay until the end of the day if you wish. Please bring your ticket and keep it with you during your visit, either on a phone or printed. We will be checking tickets across the grounds.

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Opening Times

Open daily, except 24-25 December

10.00–18.00 Parkland and Formal Gardens
10.00–17.00 Underground Gallery
10.00–17.00 Upper Space in the YSP Centre

10.00–17.00 Information Point at the YSP Centre

10.00–17.00 Cafe at the YSP Centre
10.00–17.00 Takeaway food and drink from YSP Learning Cafe
10.00–17.00 YSP Centre Shop
10.00–17.00 Toilets at YSP Centre, YSP Learning, Bothy Garden
18.00 Gates locked

The gallery, restaurant and shop at The Weston will reopen on Tuesday 10 November

All other areas of YSP remain closed at this time

The Weston

The gallery, restaurant and shop at The Weston will reopen on Tuesday 10 November

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Visitor Guidelines

The YSP Code remains as important as ever and is accompanied by new guidelines to address the specific challenges we all now face. 

Do I need to wear a face covering? What is currently open? Is there anywhere to buy food?

Our FAQs include everything you need to know about planning and booking your visit to YSP and what to expect on the day.

Please read and understand these guidelines before you visit.

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All visitors need to book a timed entry ticket in advance, so that we can manage numbers onsite, keep everyone safe, and follow NHS track and trace guidelines. Your ticket includes car parking. Parking machines will not be in use.

There are unofficial car parks operating near YSP. The payment to these goes to private enterprises and takes money away from our charitable work. Please help us continue to bring internationally-acclaimed art to Yorkshire for everyone to enjoy by purchasing a ticket and parking in an official YSP car park. We need your support more than ever.


Some areas of the Park can be difficult to access due to uneven terrain. We advise wheelchair and mobility scooter users seek route and ground condition advice from staff at the Information Point at the YSP Centre.

Mobility scooters can be hired from Reception in the Visitor Centre.

There is priority parking for Blue Badge holders in the main car park. Please note that you will still need to pre-book a timed entry ticket in advance.

Accessible toilets for independent use are available in the Visitor Centre and YSP Learning.

A Changing Places toilet in the Learning Building remains accessible for wheelchair user and carer access by radar key. Please ask the team at the YSP Learning Cafe if you require access to the Changing Places toilet. 


YSP is fantastic for families. You can explore and play together in 500 acres of beautiful landscape with contemporary sculpture throughout.

We are pleased to offer baby changing facilities, family-friendly food, places to picnic, and buggy-friendly paths. We are proud to be breastfeeding friendly.

Under 18s are free, but everyone has to book a ticket to help us manage numbers.

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Food & Drink

The Cafe at the Visitor Centre is open with seating indoors and on the balcony, with social distancing and safety measures in place.

The Cafe at YSP Learning is open for takeaway food and drink only.

Please bring a contactless enabled debit or credit card, as we will not be accepting cash.

You are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy at YSP. There are designated picnic areas across the site. Please help us keep YSP tidy and dispose of your litter. We are encouraging people to take their rubbish home where possible. 

The gallery, restaurant and shop at The Weston will reopen on Tuesday 10 November.

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Bring your dog

We welcome dogs at YSP but please remember not everyone loves dogs. With this in mind, please follow these simple rules:

Keep your dog on a short lead at ALL times
Clean up after your dog – there are bins throughout the Park
To protect livestock and wildlife, dogs are NOT permitted around Upper Lake or Menagerie Wood
Dogs are not permitted in our indoor spaces i.e. galleries, visitor centres, cafes
Assistance dogs are permitted throughout the Park

Getting Here

SatNav WF4 4JX brings you to our main car park.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is located 7 miles outside of Wakefield and 20 miles south of Leeds in West Yorkshire. YSP is conveniently located one mile from M1 Junction 38 and is served by Leeds-Bradford, Doncaster-Sheffield and Manchester International Airports, all within a 90-minute drive away.

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Park Map

Take a look at our new map before you visit, so you can find your way around the one-way system as we reopen different areas of YSP

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The YSP Code

The YSP Code remains as important as ever and is accompanied by new guidelines to address the specific challenges we all now face

Read the YSP Code

Yorkshire Sculpture International

Discover the 'true home of British sculpture'

Go to yorkshire-sculpture.org

Filming & Photography

Filming and photography for personal use is permitted at YSP

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Get your art without walls kick by following YSP on Instagram and share your photos using #yorkshiresculpturepark