Henry Moore Studios & Gardens to reopen to the public from 31 March
Release date: Thursday, 11 March 2021
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens in Hertfordshire is pleased to welcome visitors back to explore the expansive grounds of Moore’s home on 31 March in compliance with all Covid-19 national regulations.
While museums and galleries across the country remain inaccessible during national restrictions, director Godfrey Worsdale and his team at the Henry Moore Foundation are delighted to be able to offer visitors a unique cultural experience in the outdoors this Spring.
Widely recognised as one of the most important artists of the twentieth century, Henry Moore, along with his wife Irina, established their house and studios in Perry Green, Hertfordshire in 1940. Their rural setting served not only as a refuge from The Blitz in London but as a profound source of inspiration – influencing the scale and scope of many of Moore’s most acclaimed works. The picturesque natural surroundings stimulated Moore’s creativity – from the rolling landscape itself to the rocks and orchards found throughout the estate.
Having established the Henry Moore Foundation in 1977, Moore gifted the grounds, buildings and contents of his 70-acre estate to the Foundation, which continues to conserve and present his work in the setting in which it was created.
The peaceful grounds of Henry Moore Studios & Gardens are just a short trip from London and accessible from two local train stations (a 27-mile drive, or 40-minute train journey from London), and presents Moore’s iconic sculptures in the landscape where he conceived them, offering visitors the opportunity to interact with the works physically as well as intellectually.
“We are thrilled to be able to welcome visitors back safely to explore the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens at Perry Green after a long winter. We have all missed being able to experience art throughout the lockdown, so we look forward to inviting visitors to enjoy Moore’s sculptural forms in the outdoors as they were intended to be seen.”
To ensure the safety of visitors and to help avoid queues and crowds, the Studios & Gardens team has introduced strict hygiene measures including floor markings and signage indicating where to queue; separate entry and exit points to the gardens and buildings wherever possible. The toilets will be regularly cleaned throughout the day, and hand sanitiser will be available throughout the site.
While walk-up tickets will be available on the day, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens recommends that visitors pre-book tickets ahead of their visit via Art Tickets
For further information, images or to arrange a visit please contact
Nicole Sireilles, Account Manager
020 7183 3577 / email@example.com
Emily Dodgson, Head of Marketing and Communications
Henry Moore Foundation
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Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Open from 31 March to 31 October 2021
Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am – 5pm
Last admission: 4pm.
Perry Green, Hertfordshire, SG10 6EE
A 27-mile drive or a 40-minute train journey out of London
Child (5 – 18)
Once we are able to open the exhibition and studios, the prices will be as follows:
Exhibition, Studios & Gardens
Child (5 – 18)
Hoglands House Tour (from June)
About the Henry Moore Foundation
The Henry Moore Foundation was founded by the artist and his family in 1977 to encourage public appreciation of the visual arts. Today it supports innovative sculpture projects, devises an imaginative programme of exhibitions and research worldwide, and preserves the legacy of Moore himself: one of the great sculptors of the 20th century, who did so much to bring the art form to a wider audience.
About Henry Moore Institute
The Henry Moore Institute welcomes everyone to experience, study and enjoy sculpture. An international research centre located in the vibrant city of Leeds, where Henry Moore began his training as a sculptor, the Institute hosts a year-round changing programme of historical, modern and contemporary exhibitions presenting sculpture from across the world. As a hub for sculpture, the Institute connects a global network of artists and scholars.
The Henry Moore Institute will reopen in line with the UK government’s national COVID measures.
Free to all and open seven days a week.
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Dane Tree House
T: +44 (0)1279 843 333
31 March to 31 October
Open: Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am to 5pm
Closed: Mondays and Tuesdays
Winter Weekends: 6 November - 12 December 2021
Saturdays & Sundays, 11am - 4pm. Last entry 3pm.