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Henry Moore Studios & Gardens to reopen on Saturday 4 July 2020

4 July – 1 November 2020

Release date: Wednesday, 17 June 2020

    Alison Parry

    • By Alison Parry
    • Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
    • Marketing & Communications Manager (Hertfordshire)

    The home of sculptor Henry Moore in the magnificent Hertfordshire countryside is set to reopen to the public on Saturday 4 July following a three-month delay due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

    A 27-mile drive or a 40-minute train journey (via Bishop Stortford station, which is a ten-minute taxi journey from the Studio & Gardens) out of London in Perry Green, Hertfordshire.

    Henry Moore Studios & Gardens showcases Henry Moore's iconic sculptures in a beautiful rural setting. The plentiful outdoor green space ensures that culturally curious visitors can enjoy a day out to discover Henry Moore’s magnificent works, all while easily adhering to government social distancing guidance.

    To responsibly manage visitor flow on site, visitors will be given the rare opportunity to enter the Studios & Gardens via Henry Moore’s home ‘Hoglands’. Following in the footsteps of the many collectors, artists and celebrity guests Moore invited to his home and studios, visitors will move into the Gardens of ‘Hoglands’ and then into the grounds where his iconic works stand.

    To help avoid queues and crowds, the Studios & Gardens team has introduced pre-booked time slots which visitors must arrive within. Floor markings and signage will indicate where to queue and there will be separate entry and exit points to the gardens and buildings wherever possible. Toilets are available and will be strictly cleaned throughout the day, and hand sanitiser will be available throughout the site.

    Pre-bookable picnic lunches are available from the café and can be booked via the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens website. The café will be serving a limited menu of take away drinks and snacks, which should be paid for using contactless methods of payment. Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and drink to the gardens, and the designated picnic areas will be frequently cleaned and sanitised.

    In order to effectively manage social distancing measures, all visitors must pre-book tickets, with a 60-minute arrival slot, in advance of their visit. Tickets will go on sale on Monday 22 June at 10am.

    We are delighted to be reopening to the public following a delay to our season launch. The safety and wellbeing of our visitors, staff and local communities remains our priority and the team has been hard at work to ensure that visitors can safely enjoy our outdoor space, which lends itself well to social distancing. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to experience Henry Moore’s sculptures in the landscape he knew so well, after what has been such a difficult time for so many.

    Godfrey Worsdale OBE, Director at Henry Moore Foundation

    Venue details

    Venue address

    Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
    Dane Tree House
    Perry Green
    SG10 6EE
    United Kingdom
    T: +44 (0)1279 843 333

    Opening times

    Opening times 2022:
    1 April to 30 October 2022
    Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am-5pm

    Henry Moore Archive:
    Open by appointment. Monday to Friday, 10am-4.30pm