Giant Henry Moore sculptures arrive at Bretton
RECORD numbers of visitors are flocking to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park.
And delighted staff expect even more visitors in the coming weeks – thanks to a stunning new exhibition of works by Castleford-born sculptor Henry Moore.
The first giant sculptures have been craned into place in the fields at the Bretton Park in a major logistical operation and all will be ready by the end of next week.
The five new pieces have been loaned to the Sculpture Park by the Henry Moore foundation.
It was a delicate operation for park staff.
Each of the pieces had to be crated up and driven to the park and then carefully lifted into place in the grounds overlooking the ornamental lake.
Park staff then spent many hours replacing turf and gardens around each piece.
They are delighted with their new acquisitions. Park spokesman Victoria Collins said: “We are hoping they will be very popular in the weeks and months ahead.
“We have just recorded our best-ever visitor figures for April, up 100% on last year.