Henry Moore Institute

Welcome to the Henry Moore Institute

We're excited to present two new exhibitions, A State of Matter: Modern and Contemporary Glass Sculpture, and Archive Lives: Documenting Women's Sculptural Practices in Britain, 1939-1960. You can also study in our Research Library and explore our Archive of Sculptors' Papers.

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Covid safety

To keep our staff and visitors safe and make sure you have an enjoyable experience, we still have some covid safety measures in place. These include reduced capacity, sanitising stations on site and increased levels of hygiene standards.

Booking tickets to visit our galleries is not necessary. You can still book in advance to visit the Sculpture Research Library if you want to ensure a space is available for you.

Events programme

We've returned to holding some events in-person again, while others will take place online. You can listen to interviews with artists, attend live talks and discussions, or get inspired with creative activities, in our galleries or from the comfort of your own home.

Upcoming events

A State of Matter: Online Research Events

Join us online for a series of free talks and discussions with curator Dr Clare O'Dowd and many of the artists featured in the exhibition, as we celebrate the skill of master glassmakers and the infinitely variable material that is glass.

Researching Women in Sculpture

Our latest research season provides a space to reflect upon the archival and collecting practices that have historically obscured the work of women practising in sculpture. These events will all take place in-person.

Previous events

Our past programme of online events is freely available on our website and YouTube channel. You can also subscribe to our YouTube channel to get notifications about future events.

Discover new sculptural research in our Sculpture & Poetry, Monuments and Fabrication Research Seasons, with podcasts, talks and artists' films exploring topics such as gender and sexuality, the interconnections between art, craft and industry, and comparisons between the plastic and linguistic arts.

For teachers and creatives, our Art Encounters series gives an introduction to our exhibitions, with talking points and digital worksheets, ideal for students who are learning remotely.

Opening times
and getting here

The Henry Moore Institute is situated next door to Leeds Art Gallery 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.


Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Research Library: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 1 - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment

we are

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