Yorkshire Sculpture Park continues to monitor the fast-changing nature of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Visitor safety, continuing to support our staff, and safeguarding the future of YSP are key priorities and we are updating this page regularly with information.

The Government currently indicate that recreational exercise that takes place at a safe distance from others and in a safe environment is something that can continue for the time being.

During this difficult time, we aim to stay open so that you can visit YSP for your wellbeing - as a place to walk, enjoy the landscape and encounter sculpture in the open air.


YSP is a registered charity that promotes education and public access to the arts. During this time there will be a reduced car parking charge of £6.50 a day. All proceeds from car parking charges go towards the maintenance and upkeep of the site and subsidises our charitable activities.

To get this rate please pay before you enter the park.


The toilets at the Visitor Centre and car park pay stations are being cleaned and sanitised regularly.

If you visit the park during these challenging times, we ask that you practice social distancing by keeping at least two metres (six feet) from others to protect your health and those around you.

To limit the risk of spreading the virus:

  • Practice social distancing within the park (keeping two metres/six feet from others)
  • After using the toilets wash hands thoroughly and use the hand sanitiser provided
  • Take away your own rubbish including bottles, tissues etc.
  • Do not come to the park if you have symptoms or have been exposed to someone who has symptoms
  • Self-isolate if anyone in your household is unwell

The Weston, the Learning Centre, all our indoor galleries, shops, restaurants and cafés are closed until further notice.

Our planned exhibition programme will change and future exhibitions are postponed.

Our learning and events programmes are cancelled until further notice.

If you are affected by this decision, we will be in touch directly to arrange a refund. Due to staff dealing with the constantly changing situation, this may take longer than usual. Thank you for bearing with us.

If you enjoy coming to YSP and are able to donate, we would really value your support. Please visit the donate page on our website.

Most importantly, please look after yourself and others during this difficult time.

Please keep checking our website and social media for updates.