Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s Outside Areas Remain Open

The outdoor areas of Wakefield’s popular Yorkshire Sculpture Park will be staying open during the second national lockdown that came into effect on 5 November.

While most galleries and museums in the UK, including The Hepworth, National Coal Mining Museum, Nostell, Pontefract Castle and council-run museums in Wakefield and the indoor galleries and restaurant at YSP will be forced to close their doors, you may visit YSP’s outdoor spaces.

A YSP spokesman said: “Following the government announcement that England is entering a period of additional restrictions, all indoor galleries, shops and restaurants at YSP will close from Thursday 5 November until further notice.”

Officials for YSP have implemented the necessary safety measures and systems in place across the 500 acres of historic landscape to allow the park to remain open and welcome visitors, which will be continuously reviewed.

You may visit YSP with members of your household or support bubble, or meet one person who is not in your household or support bubble, and tickets must be purchased ahead of the planned visit, with the box office releasing tickets every Monday.

While the restaurant is closed, there will be coffee and snacks available from the outdoor coffee bar at YSP Centre, and toilet facilities will also be available at the centre and Bothy Garden.

There will be a reduction in capacity, as well as one-way systems and social distancing implemented for the safety of everyone.

We are mindful of the importance of outdoor spaces being available for wellbeing – for people to find solace whilst walking in the open air, connecting with art and nature,” added the YSP spokesperson

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