Gallery Walk Wakefield
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Building names(s): Hepworth Wakefield
Architect/Designer: David Chipperfield
Completion date: 2011
function(s): contemporary art, gallery, museum
construction cost: £35 million
Tuesday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sundays 11am – 5pm
Closed on Mondays except School Holiday Mondays 10am – 5pm and Bank Holiday Mondays 11am – 5pm
admission cost: free
ON FOOT: Approaching from Kirkgate train station The Hepworth Wakefield is located on the right hand side at the junction of Kirkgate and Thornes Lane and opposite the Chantry Chapel.
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. Cyclists are requested to dismount before entering The Hepworth Wakefield grounds, cycling is not permitted on the pedestrian bridge.
RAIL: The gallery is 1 mile from Westgate train station – (approximately 20 minutes’ walk) and 0.3 miles from Wakefield Kirkgate train station (approximately 8 minutes’ walk). Long distance services operated by East Coast Trains & Cross County Trains serve Wakefield Westgate Station, along with some local services. Wakefield Kirkgate station is served primarily by local services, along with some long distance services provided by Grand Central Trains.
For more information please visit www.eastcoast.co.uk, www.grandcentralrail.com and www.nationalrail.co.uk tel: 08457 48 49 50
FREE CITY BUS: The gallery is on the FreeCityBus route operated by Metro 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, www.wymetro.com, tel: 0113 245 7676
BUSES: 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.
Many bus services travelling from the Five Towns and South East Wakefield areas stop nearby on Doncaster Road, approximately 5 minute walk from the gallery including 125, 145, 148, 149, 150, 182,183, 184,185, 187, 188, 189, 223, 496 and PI.