Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) scooped two top awards at last night’s Yorkshire Post Tourism Awards for 2023.

YSP was presented with the Tourist Attraction of the Year Award as well as the inaugural Culture Award at the glitzy ceremony held at the new Dock Hall, Leeds. YSP Deputy Director Kevin Rodd and Associate Director, Programme, Helen Pheby, were presented with the awards by host Rich Williams.

YSP Director Clare Lilley said: “We are over the moon to have won two prestigious awards, which is testament to the incredible team who work so hard to make this amazing place so generous and welcoming for everyone to enjoy and explore.

She added: “The Culture Award recognised the eclectic mix of artists we champion at YSP as well as our outstanding education and community engagement. Being named as Yorkshire’s Tourist Attraction of the Year is a huge accolade and rightly recognises the exceptional food, gorgeous walks, heritage landscape and shopping we offer. And this weekend we open our first fully dog-friendly café! There is so much to discover at YSP and no other place is like it.”

As well as showcasing world-class art within its galleries and 500 acres of parkland and gardens, YSP also boasts the award-winning Weston restaurant, gift shops, informal cafés and educational spaces. It welcomes around 300,000 visitors every year and engages 40,000 participants in learning, most of whom are young people.

Image: YSP Director Clare Lilley with Deputy Director Kevin Rodd.