Document Actions




Art and Architecture at Kielder
Kielder Water & Forest Park
Kielder, Northumberland
Tel: +44 (0) 1434 220616

A growing collection of over 20 works of art and architecture are sited within the 16 square mile parklands, each responding to the specifics of Kielder’s striking landscape and its ecology. Artists James Turrell, Tania Kovats, Julia Barton and Chris Drury have been commissioned to create work for the park, amongst others. Turrell’s Kielder Skyspace is a buried cylindrical chamber capped by a nine-foot diameter opening in the ceiling which reveals the Northumbrian sky. Inside is a concealed source of low level illumination that provides a continuous ring of light on the walls and ceiling behind concrete seating. Turrell has designed the Skyspace so that there is a precise balance between the interior light and the changing natural light of the Kielder landscape. While it is open 24 hours daily, the best times to experience displays of changing hue and color is before dawn and after dusk.

At 16 square miles the park is the largest UK outdoor sculpture site, and some of the installations have won a number of national architectural awards. Architectural commissions include the Kielder Belvedere, Play Garden and Observatory.


Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden
Barnoon Hill
St Ives, Cornwall TR26 1AD
Tel: + 44 (0) 1736 796226

The Museum is comprises the house, garden and studio of prominent sculptor Barbara Hepworth, who resided and worked here from 1949 till her death in 1975, and who used the garden as a place to view her works.
In accordance with her will the family opened up the house and gardens as a museum in 1976.

The garden houses over 40 large and small scale sculptures in bronze, marble and brass as well as many plants, flowers and trees.
Tate assumed care and administration in 1980.

The museum is open daily during the months March to October, from 10am till 5.20pm. From November to February to museum opens Tuesdays to Sundays only, from 10am till 4.20pm. The garden is open from 10am and closes at dusk. Admission Fee.

In addition to the Museum and Sculpture Garden there is a trail of public works by Barbara Hepworth in St. Ives. A map is available from Tate St. Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum.


Birches Valley Forestry Centre: Route to Health Sculpture Trail

Cannock Forest
Tel: +44 (0)1889 586593

Comprising artworks created by volunteer local artists, students, schools and community groups, the Route to Health Sculpture Trail is a partnership project between the Forestry Commission, Cannock Chase District Council and Cannock Chase Primary Care Trust, based in Cannock Forest. The sculptures on the trail are designed to encourage or inspire exercise, relaxation, mental health and a healthy heart. To walk the 1 mile trail, begin at the Birches Valley Forest Centre in Cannock Forest. Rugeley is the nearest town or village.

From Rugeley head towards Penkridge along Hagley Road. The road changes into Penkridge Bank road as it enters Cannock Chase AONB. The Forest Centre is signposted on your left.

Open all year round, free of charge.


Broomhill Art Hotel Sculpture Garden
Barnstable, North Devon
EX31 4EX
Tel: + 44 (0) 1271 850262

Classic and contemporary art is on display in this 10 acre Sculpture Garden at Broomhill Art Hotel, situated within one of North Devon’s woodland valleys. Over 300 permanent and changing works are installed in the garden, which became a site for sculpture in 1997.

The Sculpture Garden is open Wednesdays to Sundays from 11am until 4pm. Admission is free for hotel guests and pre-booked lunch guests. A small entrance fee applies in all other cases.


Burghley Sculpture Garden
Burghley House
Stamford, Lincolnshire
Tel: + 44 (0) 1780 752451

A small secluded area of Burghley House grounds was transformed into an Arboretum and Sculpture Park. Contemporary sculpture installations are set amongst Capability Brown's landscaping and include permanent works by Martyn Barratt, Michele Ciribifera, Nick Horrigan, Giles Kent, Denis O'Connor, Peter Randall Page and Michael Shaw. Annual temporary sculpture exhibitions take place from April to October.

Burghley House is open Saturdays to Thursdays (closed Fridays) from 28 March to 29 October, the Sculpture Garden is open daily during these months from 11am to 5pm (last admission 4.30pm). Entrance fee.


Cass Sculpture Foundation: Sculpture Estate (formerly Sculpture at Goodwood)
Goodwood, nr. Chichester
West Sussex, PO18 0QP
Tel: + 44 (0) 1243 538449

Opened in 1992, The Cass Foundation is a charitable foundation formed to promote British sculpture worldwide. Situated on 24 acres in beautiful West Sussex, over 70 monumental sculptures can be seen installed around the woodland estate of the Foundation, in addition to over 300 maquettes and over 150 works on paper. All works are for sale, which contribute to future commissions and an education programme. The artists represented, predominantly British, include Keir Smith, Anthony Caro, Lynn Chadwick, Richard Deacon, Elizabeth Frink, Cathy De Monchaux and Sophie Ryder.

The estate is open seasonally, check website for updated details. Admission is charged.


Chatsworth House: Permanent sculpture collection and Beyond Limits annual sculpture exhibition
Derbyshire DE45 1PP
Tel: + 44 (0) 1246 565300

While not a sculpture park as such, the owners of Chatsworth, the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, have collected and commissioned sculpture to be permanently sited on the estate. These include works by Barry Flanagan, Elizabeth Frink, and William Turnbull in the garden, and commissions by artists Tim Harrisson, David Nash, Allen Jones, Nigel Ross and Alison Crowther in the 1000 acre park designed by Capability Brown.

The commissions for the park are not only conceived as contemporary sculpture but function as fencing for the annual International Horse Trials. A description of the permanent works of the gardens and information about their acquisition and siting, is available online:

Since 2006 Chatsworth has hosted 'Beyond Limits', a modern and contemporary sculpture exhibition in the gardens, in conjunction with Sotheby's auction house. This landmark selling exhibition takes place during the months of September and October, annually.

Inside Chatsworth House visitors can view a wide variety of art and history, representing over 4000 years of European culture.

The House is open from 11am to 5:30pm daily. The garden is open from 11am to 6pm. Admission fee applies for the house and garden. The park is open daily, year-round, at no charge.


Crayford Waterside Garden
Crayford Way
Crayford, Kent

This small community garden opened in June 2009 as part of the wider regeneration of Crayford town centre. The design of the garden incorporates sculpture, pavilion, interactive water feature and performance space/amphitheatre, and takes the local history of the area as its focus point. Mor Design, the landscape architects who undertook the works for this formerly disused space, used a paisley design to create a unique pattern throughout the park which relates to the textile printing industry that the area was once known for.

The gardens are open dawn till dusk, daily. Admission is free.


Forest Of Dean Sculpture Trail
Speech House Road, Broadwell,
Coleford, Gloucestershire GL16 7EL
Tel: + 44 (0) 1594 833057

In 1984 sculptors were invited to visit the Royal Forest of Dean on the English and South Wales border to explore its trees, wildlife, industrial past and rich heritage. The outcome was the commissioning of both "permanent" and "ephemeral" works and the opening of the 3.5 mile Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail in 1986, a partnership between the Forest of Dean Sculpture Trust and Forest Enterprise (the Forestry Commission). The trail includes works by Peter Randall-Page, Ian Hamilton Finlay and Cornelia Parker. More recent additions include works by Neville Gabie, Erika Tan and Annie Cattrell. A new work by David Cotterrell will be launched autumn 2010.

The trail is open dawn till dusk every day, beginning at Beechenhurst Lodge picnic site, near Speech House. Admission is free.


The Garden Gallery
Rookery Lane, Broughton
Stockbridge, Hampshire
SO20 8AZ
Tel: + 44 (0) 1794 301144

The Garden Gallery exhibits and sells abstract and figurative sculpture by contemporary artists, both emerging and established, in bronze, stone, glass, steel and ceramic.  Contemporary sculptural ceramics and furniture are also exhibited in the gallery's gardens.  Owner and curator, Rachel Bebb, a garden designer, places the pieces to best advantage to enable visitors to visualise them in their own gardens.  Regular exhibitors include Sally Fawkes, Richard Jackson, Jonathan Loxley, Charlotte Mayer FRBS, Roger Stephens, Johannes von Stumm PRBS and Anthony Turner ARBS. 

The gallery is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from mid-May to late July and by appointment at all other times of year.  Check the website for exact times.


The Gibberd Garden
Marsh Lane,
Gilden Way, Harlow,
Essex, CM17 0NA
Tel: + 44 (0) 1279 442 112

The Garden of architect Sir Frederick Gibberd, (Heathrow Airport, Regent's Park Central Mosque, the landscape design of the Kielder Reservoir, and master-plan for Harlow New Town) is seven acres of lawns, glades, pools and walled areas within a small valley leading to Pincey Brook. Around 80 sculptures of his collection are displayed in the Garden, including works by David Nash, Richard Strachey and Gerda Rubinstein.

The Garden is open from April to September annually, on Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank holidays (2-6pm). Admission is charged.


Hawkshead, Ambleside
Cumbria LA22 0QJ
Tel: + 44 (0) 1229 860010

The 10,000 acre Grizedale Forest hosts the first UK Forestry Commission sculpture programme, in which artists have had residencies and installed sculpture since 1977. The idea originated from Bill Grant, founder of The Grizedale Society, and Peter Davies, Arts Officer at Northern Arts. The first sculpture was completed by David Nash for the site.

There are now 64 sculptures to visit in the forest and an archive of works is being established in the Grizedale Centre.


Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 
Black and White Cottage
Standon Lane, Ockley
Surrey RH5 5QR
Tel: + 44 (0) 1306 627269

Dutch curator Hannah Peschar presents a range of contemporary sculpture in this beautifully landscaped garden designed by Anthony Paul. Artists represented include Peter Randal-Page, Paul Vanstone, Hamish Black and Rob Ward. All works are for sale.

The Sculpture Garden is open to visitors from May until the end of October: Fridays and Saturdays 11am-6pm, Sundays and Bank Holidays 2pm-5pm and Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays by appointment only. From November to April the Sculpture Gardens is open by appointment only. Admission is charged.


Hauser & Wirth Outdoor Sculpture
Southwood Garden
St James's Church
197 Piccadilly
London W1J 9LL
Tel: +44 207 287 23 00

In September 2009, Hauser & Wirth inaugurated a new changing programme of outdoor sculpture exhibitions at Southwood Garden, St James’s Church. Accessed from the courtyard in front of the church and tucked behind the gallery, the garden is a little-known oasis in the heart of Piccadilly. The first outdoor sculpture exhibition displayed works by German born artist Hans Josephsohn.

The Hauser and Wirth Gallery is open daily from 10am till 6pm.


Henry Moore Foundation: Perry Green
Perry Green
Much Hadham
Herts SG10 6EE
Tel: +44 (0) 1279 843333

Hoglands, Moore’s former residence, comprises house, studios and gardens and displays a significant collection of Moore’s work both indoors and outdoors. Moore gave Perry Green to the Henry Moore Foundation in 1977 but lived at Hoglands till his death in 1986 and wife Irina till her death in 1989. The Foundation purchased the house and contents in 2004 and renovation took place till 2007 when Hoglands was opened to the public.
The trustees of the Foundation pursue Moore’s goal of the promotion of public appreciation of fine art through the display and study of Moore's work at Perry Green, The Henry Moore Institute (a centre for the study of sculpture located in Leeds), Contemporary Projects and grants and donations to support exhibitions, conservation, and commissions.

Visiting Perry Green is by appointment; call + 44 (0)1279 843333 or use the website online booking form to arrange. Perry Green is open Tuesdays to Sundays during the season (begins April till October of each year).


High Head Sculpture Valley
High Head Farm, Ivegill
Carlisle, Cumbria CA4 0PJ
Tel: +44 (0)16974 73552
Sculptures in stone, wood, iron and bronze are displayed on farmland owned by sculptor Jonathan Stamper. Other artists’ works are also on display on the grounds and in the Gallery. High Head is also a working dairy farm.
The Farm and Gallery is open 10.30am till 5pm daily, except Wednesdays. There is a small charge to visit the sculptures on the Sculpture Valley.


Hooke Park
Hooke Park College (Architectural Association School of Architecture)
Dorset DT83NA
Tel: + 44 (0) 1308 863 588

Sculpture by Andy Goldsworthy and a series of architectural projects and bridges designed by students, including Malcolm Strong are in this 350-acre woodland.


Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture
Moss House
Cherry Tree Hill
Telford, Shropshire TF8 7EF
Tel: + 44 (0) 1952 433 152

The Museum was established for the purpose of exhibiting sculptures by artists whose work reflects the industrial heritage associated with Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Almost 80 sculptures by around 30 artists are on display, including works by the Museum's Founders, Roy Kitchin and Pam Brown. Each sculpture is either fabricated in steel or cast in iron. Occasionally sculptors work on their projects on the ten acre site.

The Museum of Steel Sculpture is open from 1 March to 30 November each year; Tuesdays to Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays; 10am till 5pm. Admission is charged.


Irwell Sculpture Trail
Irwell Valley,
From Salford Quays, Greater Manchester, to Bacup, Lancashire
Tel: + 44 (0) 161 253 5892 (Commissions in the Environment)

The 33-mile long Irwell Sculpture Trail begins in Salford and follows the River Irwell through Bury up to Bacup in Rossendale, Lancashire. The route travels through open countryside and passes through towns, along the Pennines. Artists who have been commissioned for the trail include Kerry Morrison, David Kemp, and Rita McBride.

Since 2008 the Trail has been undergoing a major 5 year redevelopment, which includes new walking tracks and the development of artwork interpretation via mobile GPS tracking technology. Trail will re-open in 2012.


Jerwood Sculpture at Ragley Hall
Ragley Hall
Warwickshire B49 5NJ
Tel: + 44 (0) 800 093 0290
E: (visitor information) and (sculpture information)

The significant Jerwood Sculpture Collection is spread along a 2.5 mile trail in amongst gardens and Capability Brown’s woodlands of the Ragley Hall estate, home of the Marquess and Marchioness of Hertford. The collection focuses on 20th and 21st Century sculpture and includes work by Elisabeth Frink, Ronald Rae, Lyn Chadwick, Anthony Gormley and Peter Randall-Page. Each year work by the winner of the Jerwood Sculpture Prize for emerging artists is displayed in the park. A map of the sculptures at Ragley Hall can be downloaded online:

Admission is charged. Visit website for days and opening hours.


Mount Pleasant Gardens
Yeld Lane
Cheshire CW6 0TB
Tel: +44 (0) 1829 751592

Mount Pleasant Gardens opened to the public in 2004, founded by David and Louise Darlington. The gardens were designed by co-founder David Darlington and host a permanent collection of stone sculpture, including works by Andrew Worthington, David Howorth, Lindsay Evans and Simon O'Rouke.

Every year since 2007, Mount Pleasant Gardens hosts a temporary sculpture exhibit, aiming to promote British artists. All works are for sale and the proceeds go towards funding the purchase of works for the permanent collection and the administration of the following year’s temporary show.

Mount Pleasant Gardens is open Wednesdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm till 5p, April -September only. During the annual sculpture exhibition, the gardens are also open on Thursdays and Fridays. A small admission fee is required. Groups will need to book in advance.


The New Art Centre Sculpture Park & Gallery
Roche Court, East Winterslow
Salisbury, Wiltshire SP5 1BG
Tel: +44 (0)1980 862244

Originally founded in 1958 and located in Sloane Street, London, The New Art Centre relocated to Roche Court in 1994 where the buildings and grounds are used for an education centre and sculpture park. All works are for sale and changing exhibitions and displays have included works by significant sculptors such as Anthony Caro, Helen Chadwick, Julian Opie, Richard Deacon, Richard Long to name a few.

The New Art Centre is open daily from 11am till 4pm.


Newby Hall Contemporary Sculpture Park

Ripon, North Yorkshire HG4 5AE
Tel: + 44 (0) 1423 322583

Exhibitions of contemporary sculpture rotate annually in this woodland Sculpture Park. Past sculptors have included Anthony Caro and William Pye.

Visiting the sculpture park is free with a Gardens Only ticket, which is charged. Newby Hall and Gardens are open from April to end of September annually, from Tuesdays to Sundays 11am-5pm. 


Newnham Paddox Art Park
Newnham Paddox House
Monks Kirby
Warwickshire, CV23 ORX
Tel: + 44 (0) 1788 833513

Located between Coventry and Rugby in Warwickshire, the owners of Newnham Paddox House, Earl and Countess of Denbigh have dedicated 30 acres of their 3,000 acre estate designed by Capability Brown as a lakeside sculpture park. Over 70 contemporary sculptures are on display spanning different styles and genres both abstract and representational in form. Sculptors include David Begbie, Gail van Heerden, Jill Tweed, Pete Thornley and Althea Wynne.

Opening season is May until October, Thursdays to Sundays from 10am till 6pm. Admission fee applies.


Northala Fields

Kensington Road
London UB5 6UR
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 8825 6999

Northala Fields, in the London Borough of Ealing adjacent to the A40, opened in 2008. This artist-designed parkland development uses former derelict land and the disused waste from two major nearby building developments, Wembley Stadium and the White City shopping centre, and is one of the most exciting and significant park developments in London for many years. The London Borough of Ealing owns and manages the park, and prominent artist Peter Fink and architect Igor Marko designed four dramatic overlapping conical mounds in the park, with the input and involvement of members of the local community.

The park is open daily, free of charge.


Norton Priory Sculpture Trail
Norton Priory Museum & Gardens,
Tudor Road, Manor Park,
Runcorn, Cheshire
Tel: + 44 (0) 1928 569895

The Sculpture Trail was commissioned on the grounds of a ruined monastery, sited throughout the walled garden and the woodlands. The gardens are beautiful and a museum on the grounds has a policy of commissioning sculptors after they have been in residence on site. Inside the Priory there is a sculpture of St Christopher that dates from the late 1300s. The sculptures along the trail include bronze, wood, concrete, and steel and the styles range from organic, figurative to abstract.

Norton Priory opening hours:
1 April - 31 October:
The Museum - 10am to 5pm Daily
The Walled Garden - 12-4pm Daily
1 November - 31 March:
The Museum - 12-4pm Daily
The Walled Garden - Closed
Entrance Charges apply - please see website for details.


Porthcurno Sculpture Garden
Porthcurno Telegraph Museum
Eastern House
Cornwall TR19 6JX
Tel: + 44 (0) 1736 810966

Opened in May 2009, the Porthcurno Sculpture Garden is the collaborative creation of Porthcurno Telegraph Museum, artists such as Sam White, Martyn Ellison, Suzanne Redstone and Tom Grimsey, and local school children.

The works make visible the science behind telegraphic technology and celebrate Porthcurno’s surprisingly key role in world history. An interactive, audio piece by artist Renny Nisbet can be experienced by using a special code-key to navigate around a maze-like area of the garden.

Porthcurno is situated just three miles away from Land's End, the most south-westerly point of Cornwall.

Open all year round, free of charge.


Pride of the Valley Sculpture Park
Jumps Road, Churt
Surrey, GU10 2JA
Tel: + 44 (0) 1428 605 799

Over 200 modern and contemporary sculptures are on display in this 10 acre wooded sculpture park 40 miles southwest of London, founded and curated by Eddie Powell. Artists whose works have been installed include Lynn Chadwick, Robert Bradshaw, Allan Thornhill, Lucy Kinsella, Ronald Rae, Joanna Malin-Davies and Benbow Bullock. All works are for sale.
In addition to the sculptures, there is a charming country pub on the grounds.

Open daily, 10am till 5pm. Admission is charged.


Quenington Sculpture Trust: Permanent Collection and Fresh Air Biennial
Quenington Old Rectory
Gloucestershire GL7 5BN
Tel: + 44 (0) 1285 750358

The grounds of the old rectory are considered by owners David and Lucy Abel Smith to be a Garden first and site for a growing collection of permanent sculpture and temporary exhibitions second. The small permanent collection has been added to since their arrival at Quenington in 1980s, as an extension to their interior collection.

The biennial sculpture exhibition Fresh Air had its first show here in 1992. It is a selling show which aims to present the broadest picture of what is on offer by artists for the private garden. Within this varied riverside garden much care is taken to site works so that garden and art meld.  There is a successful education programme encompassing primary school children to university art students.  In 2008 "ECCO' was founded (Encouraging Children to Collect Art) where the exhibiting sculptors are encouraged to donate a sketch or maquette for sale to those 18 years and younger for between £10 and £60.

In 1997 the charity Quenington Sculpture Trust was formed by David and Lucy Abel Smith to continue to exhibit and encourage commissioning of contemporary art.

The garden is open to the public during the Fresh Air Biennial which takes place throughout June every two years, exact dates and opening hours are on the website. Small admission fee is charged.


Shieldbrook Sculpture Garden
Kings Caple,
Herefordshire, HR1 4UB
Tel: +44 (0) 1432 840670

The Shieldbrook Sculpture Garden hosts permanent sculpture and an annual changing exhibition of works, organised by garden owners Sue and Oliver Sharp since 2003. The sculptures are made from a range of media including stone, wood and ceramics, many hidden in secret corners of the garden.

The annual exhibition is open every weekend from June till September annually, see website for exact dates. Admission fee applies.


Storey Gallery : The Tasting Garden
The Storey Institute
Meeting House Lane
Lancaster, LA1 1TH
Tel/Fax: +44 (0) 1524 844133

On the grounds of The Storey Gallery, in a once neglected walled garden, discover an orchard artwork, a permanent environmental artwork called The Tasting Garden by American artist Mark Dion. The project was supported by the Henry Moore Foundation and Tate Liverpool and was installed as part of a wider project called ‘artranspennine98’. In 1998 fifty artists created 40 works of art for various locations ranging from Liverpool to Hull.

There are four main pathways each bearing a living northern fruit tree such as plum, apple, cherry or pear. Many of the trees in the Tasting Garden are endangered varieties. Some of the breeds offer an unusual taste. A bronze sculpture of each fruit was presented on tall white plinths nearby, however in 2008 these were stolen. The gallery and Lancaster City Council are raising funds to replace these bronzes. 


Stour Valley Arts 
King's Wood Forest
Buck Street
Challock, Kent
TN25 4AR
Tel: + 44 (0) 1233 740040

King's Wood is a 1,500 acre forest in Kent, managed by Forest Enterprises for conservation and timber production. SVA, since 1994 has commissioned artists to make sculptures in the forest. The artists have included Chris Drury, Richard Harris and Rosie Leventon. Sculptures in the woods gradually change and become part of the cycle of decay and regeneration. In addition to physical works, Stour Valley Arts has commissioned film, bookworks and audio scores by artists inspired by the forest, including Hamish Fulton, Emily Richardson and Edwina Fitzpatrick.

A map of the artworks can be downloaded online:
King’s Wood lies in the heart of East Kent, near to Canterbury, Ashford and Faversham.

Visitors can access the forest all year. A trail of markers guides visitors along the trail of sculptures, beginning and ending at the car park.


Tatton Park – Art at Tatton Park
Cheshire, WA16 6QN
Tel: +44 (0) 1625 374400

Following from a recent history of contemporary art projects at Tatton Park (temporary exhibitions such as One Place; a project with Andy Goldsworthy and emerging artists from 2005-2008, and the Tatton Park Biennial since 2008), the park is establishing itself as a destination for ongoing contemporary art activity in the North West.

Call or check the website for updated information about the Art Programme. The park is open daily from 10am till either 5pm or 7pm seasonally. 

For further information about the Tatton Park Biennial which in 2008 included commissioned works by Heather  & Ivan Morrisson, David Cotterrell and Nicky Coutts, please visit the website:


Tout Quarry Sculpture Park
Portland, Dorset
Tel: + 44 (0) 1305 826 736

In 1983, as part of the UK’s year of Beautiful Britain, a group of artists and the local community set about regenerating Tout Quarry, once a working stone and mineral extraction site, transforming it into a unique 40 acre site where sculpture, quarrying, geology and  environment meet.
There are over 60 works in situ carved into the rock-face or onto extracted boulders, or constructed from shale. Works are by both national and international artists, including Philip King, Antony Gormley, Keir Smith and Dhruva Mistry.

Tout Quarry Sculpture Park is maintained by Portland Sculpture and Quarry Trust. In addition to the artworks, the Trust manages a programme of educational events, workshops and university validated elective courses that include stone carving and environmental studies.


Turrill Sculpture Garden
Summertown Library, South Parade, Oxford OX2 8JN
Tel: + 44(0) 1865 515584

The Turrill Sculpture Garden opened to the public in 2000, and is located behind Summertown Library in South Parade, Summertown, Oxford. No permanent sculpture is on display in this large sunny garden, but rather around 6 changing exhibitions each year are programmed, including the Oxfordshire Artweeks annual exhibition in May in which the works of local artists are on display.

The sculpture garden is owned by Oxfordshire County Council and is designed and run by Katherine Shock, local garden designer.

Opening hours are those of the Library: Mondays and Fridays 9.30-17.30, Tuesdays and Thursdays 9.30-19.00, Saturdays 9.00-16.30. (Closed Wednesdays and Sundays). Free admission.


Yorkshire Sculpture Park
West Bretton,
Wakefield, WF4 4LG
Tel: + 44 (0) 1924 832631 

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is located on 500 acres of rolling parkland and is one of the largest sculpture parks in the world (along with Storm King in New York). Established in 1977 (the same year as Grizedale Forest Sculpture Trail and the Henry Moore Foundation at Perry Green), YSP was the first permanent park in the UK dedicated to exhibiting sculpture outdoors year-round. Among the significant sitings of sculpture in the park are works by Henry Moore, Andy Goldsworthy, Sophie Ryder, Winter and Horbelt, James Turrell and Barbara Hepworth. There is a changing exhibition programme both outdoors and in the galleries.

Open daily from 10-5pm. The Galleries are open 10am-4pm. Free of charge.




Back to top of page


Tout Quarry Sculpture Park, Dorset, England

Tout Quarry Sculpture Park, Dorset, England

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England, UK

Yorkshire Sculpture Park, England, UK

Bookmark this page