Yorkshire Sculpture Park to reopen this month with new rules and regulations in place

Yorkshire Sculpture Park will reopen this month, after more than four months of closure.

Thursday, 16th July 2020, 12:30 pm
Updated Friday, 17th July 2020, 12:34 pm

The open-air gallery, in West Bretton, will welcome visitors again for the first time since it closed for the UK-wide lockdown in March.

But new rules and regulations will be in place for visitors.

In a statement on their website, YSP said: "We are very excited to welcome you back to YSP from Wednesday 29 July. The Parkland and Formal Gardens will be open to enjoy modern and contemporary sculpture set within beautiful 18th century landscape.

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Work at the park has continued behind the scenes while lockdown has been in effect.

"The team has been working hard to ensure your visit will be as safe as possible, so you'll notice some changes before and during your visit. All visitors will need to pre-book a timed entry ticket in advance, so that we can manage numbers.

"Please bring and keep your ticket with you during your visit. Onsite you will notice new signage, one-way walking routes and social distancing measures. Face coverings must be worn in all YSP buildings.

"Please read and understand the information on our website, including our new Visitor Guidelines and FAQs, before you visit. We're looking forward to seeing you soon."

A limited number of visitors will be allowed into the park at any time, and parking tickets will need to be booked in advance, rather than paid for at the end of the visit.

Yorkshire Sculpture Park will reopen this month, after more than four months of closure.

Visitors should have their ticket printed or on their phones and keep this on them at all times, as staff may check them throughout the visit.

Toilets in the Visitor Centre, Learning Building, and Bothy Garden will be open with enhanced cleaning in place, but only one person or family group will be allowed to enter at any time.

Additional temporary toilets will be in place in car park 4.

The YSP Shop at the Visitor Centre, will also be open, with a maximum of eight visitors allowed inside at any time.

The Café at YSP Learning will also open with a reduced offering of food and drinks for takeaway only.

No cash payments will be accepted in any areas of the park.

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park will be open from 10am to 5pm from Wednesday, July 29.

Tickets will be available from the YSP website from Friday, July 17.