Yorkshire Sculpture Park - 5 Things to Know Before Visiting
About Yorkshire Sculpture Park
500-acre open-air gallery showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth. The park's collection of works by Moore is one of the largest open-air displays of his bronzes in Europe.
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Attractions Near Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Kirklees Light Railway
3.36km from Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Kirklees Light Railway is situated in the village of Clayton West, near Huddersfield, in the picturesque foothills of the South Pennines. The railway runs for three-and-a-half miles from Clayton West to Shelley and includes passage through the Shelley Woodhouse Tunnel which – at 467m long – is the longest tunnel on any 15” narrow gauge line in Britain.
4.36km from Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The Pennine Way was the first National Trail in England and is one of the UK's most famous long-distance walks. it is one of the most challenging but rewarding long-distance walking routes and is steeped in history. It is also blessed with natural beauty and also it attracts a lot of tourists.
National Coal Mining Museum for England
4.68km from Yorkshire Sculpture Park
The National Coal Mining Museum for England. Visit for a unique all weather adventure. Underground tours, exhibitions, the great outdoors & original events. The museum offers guided underground tours where visitors can experience the conditions miners worked in and see the tools and machines they used as the industry and the mine developed through the years. The Yorkshire Mining Museum opened in 1988 and the museum became the National Coal Mining Museum in 1995.
Cannon Hall Farm
4.86km from Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Cannon Hall Farm is an award winning family run attraction sitting in the beautiful Pennine foothills. The farm features one of the biggest and best equipped playgrounds in the north of England and the largest tube maze in Europe.
Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens
4.93km from Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Set in 70 acres of parkland, this country house museum is home to an impressive collection including ceramics, glass, furniture, and Old Master paintings. The Hall also houses the Regimental Museum of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars and the Light Dragoons.
Pugneys Country Park
6.21km from Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Situated one mile from J39 of the M1, it is a 300-acre park – facilities for sailing, windsurfing, and canoeing. Cycle hire available too. There is also a pirate playground. The area was developed from a former opencast mine and a sand and gravel quarry and was opened to the public in 1985. It is overlooked by Sandal Castle.
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West Yorkshire is a metropolitan county in England. Remnants of strong coal, wool and iron ore industries remain in the county, having attracted people over the centuries.
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What Visitors Say About Yorkshire Sculpture Park
I visited the Yorkshire Sculpture Park because I wanted to see the Sky Space on my way to Leeds. The park is not near anywhere but you can get there by bus from different train stations. The bus goes every 20 minutes. The park itself is huge and exhibits sculptures by all great names in contemporary art. You can spend more than four hours here without getting bored. There are also different places where you can get food and the car park is huge if you come with your own car. This is a wonderful place to come to with your kids. Between the sculptures, heards of sheep are running around which makes for a fascinating soundscape.