We look forward to welcoming you for a day out exploring art set within 500 acres of 18th-century landscape.
We've made some small changes to admissions pricing from 12 March 2024. Find out more.
YSP is a charity and every penny from ticket sales supports our work.
Parking is free.
Book your visit
An entry ticket is required to enter YSP whether you come by car, bike or on foot. Car parking is free.
We highly recommend pre-booking to visit YSP.
A limited number of tickets are available each day and on weekends, Bank Holidays and school holidays are very popular times to visit.
Pre-booking your ticket will guarantee entry on your chosen day.
Please bring your pre-booked ticket and keep it with you during your visit, either on your phone or printed.
Your ticket includes car parking and access to YSP’s extensive grounds and indoor galleries.
You can arrive at any time within our opening hours and stay for as long as you like until we close the gates (17.00 winter, 18.00 summer).
YSP is an independent charitable trust and registered museum which relies on ticket sales as vital income to remain open and support its work.
Everyone who buys a ticket to YSP is supporting the work we do, such as staging major temporary exhibitions, siting sculpture outdoors, caring for a 500 acre conservation landscape, and inspiring audiences through creativity, learning and engagement.
|Standard entry with Gift Aid
|£11 (Gift Aid makes your donation go further at no extra cost)
|Standard entry with donation
|18 and Under
|Young person (19-25) / Student*
|Universal or Pension Credit*
|YSP Friend (with Annual Pass)**
|YSP Spring/Summer Visitor Pass**
|Resident’s Pass (West Bretton/Haigh/High Hoyland)**
|Yorkshire’s Great Houses, Castles and Gardens**
|NEWT in Somerset**
*Proof of ID and/or valid membership card required on entry
Parking is free.
Please note, The Weston gallery, shop and restaurant are free to enter. No ticket required.
Choose a Gift Aid ticket today and make your donation go further.
If you are a UK taxpayer, Gift Aid allows you to increase the value of your donation to us without you having to pay a penny more. For every £1 you donate, YSP can claim an additional 25p from the UK Government. This makes a huge difference to charitable trusts like YSP.
Yorkshire Sculpture 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.
SatNav WF4 4JX brings you to our main car park.
Car parking is free.
Priority parking for Blue Badge holders is available in the main car park – please park in your preferred space on arrival.
For visitors to The Weston ONLY, free parking is available at the eastern entrance to YSP. You will not have access to the rest of the YSP grounds, galleries, cafes and shop without a ticket.
Autumn/winter opening times
Autumn/winter opening times operational until 24 March 2024.
From 6 November–24 March,
we will be closed on
Mondays (excluding Wakefield school holidays and Bank Holidays) and 24–25 December.
|YSP Visitor Centre, Shop and Grounds (open Tuesday–Sunday and Bank Holidays).
|Underground Gallery, Chapel and Upper Space (open Tuesday–Sunday and Bank Holidays).
|The Weston Gallery and Shop (open Tuesday–Sunday and Bank Holidays).
|The Weston Restaurant (open Tuesday–Sunday and Bank Holidays). Lunch menu served until 15.00.
|The Kitchen Café (Open Tuesday–Sunday and Bank Holidays). Lunch menu served until 15.00.
|Coffee Shop (open Weekends, Bank Holiday and Wakefield school holidays)
|The Learning Café (open Weekends, Bank Holidays and Wakefield school holidays).
Environmentally Friendly Visits
At YSP, we’re embedding environmental thinking in everything that we do to conserve the natural world around us. Help us with this commitment and look out for the following as you enjoy art and nature at YSP:
- A zero waste to landfill approach with recycling bins located around the Park.
- Plastic free and compostable food packaging in our cafes and restaurants.
- Locally sourced food suppliers and environmentally conscious retail products.
- Low energy LED lighting in our buildings.
- Electric vehicle charging point at The Weston.
- Electric vehicles and bikes for staff to carry out day-to-day tasks around the Park.
- Careful management of the landscape to create rich and varied habitats for wildlife.
- Visitor Centres and galleries all powered by renewable energy sources.
Food and drink
All our food comes from local suppliers and is freshly prepared by our chefs. And every purchase helps to support YSP. Coffee and cake, sandwiches to-go, and fresh hot meals – you’ll find it all at YSP. Options include takeaway kiosks and a self-service canteen.
There’s also our new light-filled restaurant and beautiful terrace at The Weston. We source our produce from local suppliers and even grow some of it here on site. And picnics are always welcome.
Find out more about the cafés and restaurant at YSP.
With three ways to shop, YSP Shops offer a range of beautiful bespoke merchandise, limited editions and a s selection of gifts and craft catered to all ages and budgets. There's something for everyone waiting in store, come in and say hello – our friendly team can help with any questions you might have. Shop in-store at YSP Visitor Centre and The Weston, and online.
We are an independent charitable trust and every purchase you make helps us to continue our work bringing internationally acclaimed art to Yorkshire for everyone to enjoy.
Discover the latest from YSPMore
Elisabeth Frink: Natural Connection–This exhibition is drawn from the YSP collection: bronzes, plasters and works on paper in The Weston Gallery share different aspects of Frink’s exceptional output as well as insight into her process.
- Art Outdoors
Gavin Turk: Oeuvre (Verdigris)Oeuvre (Verdigris) is made of bronze and features markings reminiscent of a duck egg. Placed in a natural landscape setting at YSP, this oversized egg seems realistic and familiar, whilst also being comic and surreal due to its scale.
- Art Outdoors
Kimsooja: A Needle Woman: Galaxy was a Memory, Earth is a SouvenirKimsooja developed this elegant and towering conical sculpture in collaboration with scientists at Cornell University. The nanopolymer in which its panels are covered enhances the refractive qualities of light, giving an iridescent effect similar to that which occurs naturally on the wings of a butterfly or a beetle’s shell. It is responsive to changing light conditions and brought to life by sunlight on its surface.
Bharti Kher: Alchemies–Headlining YSP’s 2024 programme is a major exhibition by one of the world’s leading contemporary artists, Bharti Kher. In her most extensive UK museum presentation to date, curated across the Underground Gallery and surrounding gardens, Kher centres the female body through sculpture.