One of the most unique and highly respected galleries in the country, Yorkshire Sculpture Park brings together two of our favourite things – art and nature. It opened back in 1977 and has gone from strength to strength, now offering a host of indoor and outdoor exhibitions across its 500 acres of rolling countryside.
They have one of the biggest displays of Henry Moore’s open-air bronzes in Europe, and that alone is worth making the journey for, but it’s just the tip of the iceberg. You can also expect to see the revered work of local legend Barbara Hepworth, alongside the likes of Brian Fell, Ursula von Rydingsvard and Caroline Locke. It’s a cultural melting pot that will take you from traditional sculpture to scientific installations that encourage interaction.
In 2014, Yorkshire Sculpture Park was named Museum of the Year – The Art Fund Prize award recognises the very best museums in the UK, proving YSP’s ability to compete on a national scale, against establishments like the Hayward Gallery, Tate Britain and the British Museum.