Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute is dedicated to celebrating sculpture. We welcome everyone to experience, study and enjoy sculpture.

We are an international research centre located in the vibrant city of Leeds, where Henry Moore began his training as a sculptor. In our iconic building we host a year-round changing programme of historical, modern and contemporary exhibitions presenting sculpture from across the world.

We are open seven days a week and are free to all.

The Institute is a hub for sculpture, connecting a global network of artists and scholars. As a part of the Henry Moore Foundation, an independent arts charity, it is our mission to bring people together to think about why sculpture matters.

What's on

Currently on display across all our gallery spaces is Edward Allington: Things Unsaid, which continues until 23 February 2020.

Opening times
and getting here

The Henry Moore Institute is situated on The Headrow, in Leeds city centre's cultural hub.

As well as presenting exhibitions and events, encouraging research and hosting a library dedicated to sculpture, the Institute curates the sculpture collection of Leeds Museums and Galleries, which includes an unrivalled archive of sculptors' papers.


Open Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm, Wednesday until 8pm. Closed on Mondays.

Open daily, 10am - 5pm Monday to Saturday (Wednesday until 8pm), and 1pm - 5pm on Sundays.

The Archive is open Monday to Friday, by prior appointment only.

Our collections displays are housed in the adjacent Leeds Art Gallery building, connected to the Institute via a bridge link. These displays are open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm. Closed on Mondays.

The Institute is closed on Bank Holidays.

we are

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467