How do I get to Thirsk Hall Sculpture Park?
Thirsk Hall Sculpture Park is situated next to St. Mary’s Church on Kirkgate in Thirsk. From the centre of town you need to turn off the main square, up the street called Kirkgate (Bianco’s is on the corner) and continue straight up here until you see the church; the house is immediately on the left before you get to the church.
Note, you will go past the Zillah Bell Gallery on your left hand side.
When you arrive at Thirsk Hall, you need to ring the bell labelled ‘Sculpture Park’ by the main door and someone will let you into the Sculpture Park through the side door.
Thirsk Hall Sculpture Park is easily found on Google Maps, just follow directions to YO7 1PL. Thirsk is located just off the A1 and the A19. It is 20 minutes from Ripon, 30 minutes from Harrogate, 30 minutes from York and 45 minutes from Leeds.
Thirsk has its own train station that is 20 minute walk from Thirsk Hall Sculpture Park. LNER and Grand Central trains run regularly from Sunderland, Edinburgh, York and London.
There is a regular bus service from Northallerton to Ripon which passes through Thirsk. The Thirsk Bus station is in the middle of the market square, which is a two-minute walk from Thirsk Hall Sculpture Park.
The nearest airport is Leeds Bradford International Airport which is about a 40-minute drive. A little further afield is Manchester International Airport.
The paths at Thirsk Hall Sculpture Garden are mainly gravel so might not be suitable for wheelchairs users or people with limited mobility. Some of the sculptures located in the parkland are accessible via a mown grass path. We have two disabled car parking spaces available which must be booked in advance. Please do get in touch to reserve one for your visit.
We advise that visitors wear suitable footwear as our garden and parkland has uneven ground in places.
Keen on Green
At Thirsk Hall we are dedicated to reducing our carbon footprint and looking after this fantastic green space for future generations. In 2020, Thirsk Hall and Thirsk Hall Farms planted 500 trees and we positioned 20 bird boxes around the site to encourage wildlife. In 2021 we are vegetable sufficient, with all excess produce from the Kitchen Garden being donated to local food banks; and cut flowers to the local care homes. It would be hugely appreciated that visitors remove any rubbish they might have and dispose of it properly. Please help us in our mission to protect the environment.