Five things you should know about... Yorkshire Sculpture Park

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Think you know Yorkshire Sculpture Park?

Think again:

1.

The Yorkshire Sculpture Park is an open-air gallery in West Bretton near Wakefield showing work by British and international artists, including Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

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The park is situated in the grounds of Bretton Hall, an 18th century estate which was a family home until the mid 20th century when it became Bretton Hall 
College.

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The sculpture park, which opened in 1977 stretches over 500 acres of fields, hills, lakes and woodland.

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Follies, landscape features and architectural structures from the 18th century can be seen around the park including the deer park and deer shelter, an ice house, and a camellia house.

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The park became Bretton Hall College in 1949, which became renowned for its art, music and drama courses. Famous alumni include Reece Shearsmith and John Godber.

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