Increased Figures As Visitors Come for Moore

Winner of the 2014 Art Fund Prize for Museum of the year, Yorkshire Sculpture Park (YSP) welcomed more than 400,000 visitors last year, a record number since it opened 37 years ago.

Over 500 acres of historic parkland and five indoor galleries makes the YSP one of Wakefield’s top attractions.

Following a £500,000 refurbishment the historic chapel reopened as a new gallery with an exhibition by world-renowned artist Ai Weiwei.

More than £10m comes into the local economy as a result of the YSP which also has extensive charitable undertakings.

Gary Verity, chief executive at Welcome to Yorkshire, said:

"The team at YSP have worked tirelessly for years to create a visitor attraction that not only wows people, but regularly changes – which in turn encourages people to visit again.

 "The number of visitors they're now seeing combined with the world-class talent which exhibit there shows that they're a major player on the world stage. It's also a reflection of the strong position Yorkshire tourism now sees itself in – a global destination."