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Yorkshire Sculpture Park

Yorkshire Sculpture Park
Bretton Hall
West Bretton, Wakefield
West Yorkshire, WF4 4LG
United Kingdom
Telephone information: +44 (0) 1924 830 302
Telephone Administration: +44 (0) 1924 830 579
Fax: +44 (0) 1924 830044
Email: office

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is set within 260 acres of beautiful 18th century parkland in the style of Capability Brown, shared with University College Bretton Hall. Since 1977, YSP has pioneered the curation of changing outdoor exhibitions of sculpture. Each year it presents international exhibitions alongside smaller exhibitions and projects, providing opportunities for the practice, understanding, and enjoyment of sculpture for everyone. A display of bronzes by Henry Moore, sited in the adjacent 100 acre Bretton Country Park, is an important collection of the artistís work in the region of his childhood. The recent acqusition of a further 250 acres of historic landscape will enable YSP to undertake yet more ambitious projects with artists.

Over recent years the exhibitions and displays programme has included Phillip King, Sir Anthony Caro, Toshikatsu Endo, Kan Yasuda, Barry Flanagan, Eduardo Paolozzi, Gio Pomodoro, Magdalena Abakanowicz, Max Ernst, Kenneth Armitage, Edward Allington, Christo and Jeanne Claude, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Jacques Lipchitz, Richard Long, and Joel Shapiro. In addition to exhibitions and projects there are changing displays from the Parkís loan collection which includes sculpture by Barbara Hepworth, Elizabeth Frink, Emile Antoine Bourdelle, Richard Serra, Sol LeWitt, David Nash, Dhruva Mistry, Grenville Davey, Serge Spitzer, Jaume Plensa, Edward Allington, and Jonathan Borofsky.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park is a registered charity number (1067908) and receives funding from Wakefield Metropolitan District Council Education Department, Yorkshire Arts, West Yorkshire Grants, the Baring Foundation and the Henry Moore Foundation.

Winter: grounds open daily 10-4: information center 10-4: galleries, café, shop 11-4.
Summer: grounds open daily 10-6: information center 10-5: galleries, café, shop 11-5.
By car: one mile from MI exit 38.
By rail: 2 hours from London Kings Cross to Wakefield Westgate
Local bus info: 0113 245 7676.
Pay and display car park: 1.50 per day per car: 5.50 per day per coach
Guided tours for groups: +44(0) 1924 830 642
Information request: +44(0) 1924 830 302
Education information: +44 (0) 1924 830 642

Information center, Bothy Shop Gallery, Pavillion Gallery and bookshop, Bothy Café, toilets, Meeting Room for hire, free electric scooters for those with mobility difficulties.

Jonathan Borofsky

Sol Lewitt

Judith Cowan


Ursula Von Rydingsvard

Magdalena Abakanowicz

Joel Shapiro

Barbara Hepworth

Henry Moore

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