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.

Each year we host over a hundred powerful discussions, bringing the brightest thinkers together to share ideas. 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.

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 - Sunday, 11am - 5.30pm, Wednesday until 8pm. Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.

Open daily from 10am - 5.30pm, Wednesday until 8pm, and from 1pm - 5pm on Sundays. Closed on bank holidays.

The Archive is open to researchers by appointment, all are welcome.

Leeds Art Gallery is currently closed to allow for major repairs and restoration to the roof of the building and will reopen in 2017.

we are

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