Visit Us

We look forward to welcoming you for a day out exploring art set within 500 acres of 18th-century landscape.

We're currently in exhibition change-over preparing the Underground Gallery for Bharti Kher: Alchemies which opens on 22 June. The gallery is closed and some areas of the Bothy Garden may be closed while our team install new sculptures. Take a look at our What's On page to see all the things you can see and do during your visit.

Enjoy blooms of wildflowers in the spring, summer strolls around the lake, and inspiring and changing exhibitions. Visit as many times as you like during opening hours between 4 April–29 September 2024 with our Spring/Summer Visitor Pass, or pop in after school with adult entry to YSP just £3 after 3pm. Kids go free and parking is free too.

YSP is a charity and every penny from ticket sales supports our work.

Parking is free.

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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).

Ticket Pricing

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.

Find out more about pricing for groups and schools.

Standard entry with Gift Aid £11 (Gift Aid makes your donation go further at no extra cost)
Standard entry with donation £11
Standard entry £9.50
Universal or Pension Credit* £7
Young person (19-25) / Full Time Education* £7
18 and Under Free
Essential Companion to a visitor with access needsFree
YSP Friend (with Annual Pass)** Free
YSP Spring/Summer Visitor Pass** Free
YSP Patron **Free
Art Fund National Art Pass**Free
MAX Card** Free
NEWT in Somerset** Free
Resident’s Pass (West Bretton/Haigh/High Hoyland)** Free
Yorkshire’s Great Houses, Castles and Gardens** Free

* Proof of ID and/or eligibility will be required on entry.

** Valid membership pass required on entry and to be shown each visit.

Parking is included with your ticket, even if your ticket is free.

YSP entry tickets are non-transferable or refundable. Please see our Terms and Conditions for further information. Find out more about our ticket pricing.

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.

Getting here

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

West Bretton
Wakefield WF4 4LG
United Kingdom
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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. YSP is also easy to get to by bus from Wakefield and Barnsley.

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.

EV charging is available at The Weston car park. There are two 7kW charging points accessible during opening hours.

Spring/summer opening times

Open daily. Spring/summer opening times are operational from 25 March 2024–29 September 2024.

The Weston restaurant, shop and gallery is closed on Mondays, excluding Wakefield school holidays and Bank Holidays.

10.00–18.00YSP Grounds. Last entry at 17.00, gates locked at 18.00.
10.00–17.30YSP Visitor Centre, including Information Desk, Upper Space, Quiet Room and and toilets at YSP Centre (open daily).
10.00–17.00YSP Shop at YSP Visitor Centre
10.00–17.00The Kitchen Café. Lunch menu served until 16.00.
10.00–17.00The Café at YSP Learning, open 10.00 –14.30 Monday to Friday / 10.00–17.00 weekends, school, and Bank holidays.
10.00–17.00The Coffee Shop at YSP Centre (open weekends, Wakefield school holidays and Bank holidays only).
09.00–17.00The Restaurant at The Weston (open Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holidays) Shop 10.00 – 17.00 – Gallery 11.00 – 16.00.
10.00–17.00YSP Shop at The Weston (open Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holidays)
11.00–16.00The Weston Gallery (open Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holidays)
11.00–16.00Underground Gallery (Closed for exhibition changeover), Bothy Gallery (Closed) and Chapel

Visiting with kids

YSP is fantastic for families, with plenty to keep kids busy. Discover Little Wild Wood- our natural creative play space, designed to inspire imaginations, pick up a scavenger hunt or Sculpture Spy activity sheet from the Information Desk to help you explore, and visit the Project Space to make and create together beside the sculptures in our exhibitions.

Additional information

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.

Art Outdoors

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.