What shall we do? Art & Culture

If you fancy a cultural outing, check out my ideas below.

York Art Gallery

Horses from an old carousel at York Art Gallery

Horses from an old carousel at York Art Gallery

Pop over to my blog post about my visit to York Art Gallery to give you an idea of what delights are on display there. Lots to see including an impressive collection of art through the ages, including The Lycett Green Collection, the Centre of Ceramic Art (CoCA) and the Lumber Room curated by Mark Hearld.

Bils and Rye, Nunnington Studios


A lovely, welcoming contemporary art gallery in Nunnington Studios. Bils and Rye houses a huge collection of ceramics, sculpture and paintings for sale. Comfy sofas, rustic dressers and stripped wooden floors all make Bils and Rye a cosy art gallery with a very much hands-off feel. There is a neighbouring café, Nunnington Hall just down the road and lots of lovely walks from here.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park

The boys with a giant bunny at the YSP

The boys with a giant bunny at the YSP

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) is an amazing outdoor gallery. As well as being a fabulous space for exhibitions combining culture, fresh air and a good walk, there is also a lovely spacious terraced café (always a tempation) overlooking the country park and the Henry Moore sculptures.

The Hepworth Gallery


Barbara Hepworth sculptures at The Hepworth Gallery

Pop over to my blog post about a recent visit to The Hepworth.

The Hepworth Gallery  which is not far from the YSP houses Wakefield’s impressive collection of British Modern art in a striking contemporary building right on the River Calder. This whole area has undergone a huge renaissance recently with lots of arty venues popping up all over. Nearby Heath Common, a wide open space with some lovely listed buildings, Sandal Castle and Newmillerdam are worth a detour too if you’re down this way.