Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Last weekend I visited Yorkshire Sculpture Park in Wakefield. The park contains an outdoor gallery and events space, as well as a number of indoor galleries  with frequently changing exhibitions.

© 2014
© 2014

The park is large and there is plenty to see, which means you can make a short visit or a day trip out of it. There are also beautiful views over the surrounding countryside which make a visit worthwhile in itself.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park ©2014

My favourite piece was probably the Buddha piece, as can be seen below, by Niki de Saint Phalle. Roger Hiorns Seizure exhibit, the results of a copper sulphate filled bedsit, was also intriguing.

Niki de Saint Phalle ©2014
Niki de Saint Phalle ©2014

Overall, I would say that the park is definitely worth a visit for people of all ages. On a warm, summery day you could even take a picnic with you and make a day of it. I look forward to going back, and seeing more of the exhibits that the park holds.

Entry to the park is free and parking is £8 for an all-day pass, or £5 for up to 2 hours. There is a gift shop and cafe on site.

Opening times and events can be found here

Ursula von Rydingsvard ©2014
Jonathan Borofsky ©2014
Thomas Houseago ©2014

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