Free entry, open seven days a week. Our galleries are closed on Mondays.

What's on

Galleries 1, 2 and 3Open: Senga Nengudi
21 September 2018 - 17 February 2019
Sculpture Study GalleriesOpen: Lucia Nogueira
5 October 2018 - 20 January 2019
Gallery 4Open: Senga Nengudi
21 September 2018 - 17 February 2019

See our full exhibition and events programme.

Opening times

 Galleries 1, 2, 3
and 4
LibraryArchiveSculpture Study
MondayClosed10am - 5:30pmClosed*Closed
Tuesday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmClosed*11am - 5pm
Wednesday11am - 8pm10am - 8pmClosed*11am - 5pm
Thursday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmClosed*11am - 5pm
Friday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmClosed*11am - 5pm
Saturday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmClosed11am - 5pm
Sunday11am - 5:30pm1pm - 5pmClosed11am - 3pm

The Institute is closed on Bank Holidays.

Christmas opening times

The Institute will be closed over Christmas on Monday 24, Tuesday 25 and Wednesday 26 December, and on Monday 31 December and Tuesday 1 January for the New Year.

The Sculpture Research Library will be closed from Sunday 23 December until Tuesday 1 January.

Useful information for your visit

*The Archive of Sculptors' Papers is currently closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our collections displays in the Sculpture Study Galleries are housed in the adjacent Leeds Art Gallery building, connected to the Institute via a bridge link. We advise entering Leeds Art Gallery at least 30 minutes before closing time.

We regret that there is no access other than via stairs to exhibitions in the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery.

Photography is not always possible in the galleries, with permissions varying between different lenders and exhibitions. Please ask at reception if you would like to take photos. In all cases, tripods and lighting equipment, including flashes, are not permitted in the galleries.


At a glance – please see our accessibility page for more information.

There is an accessible lift to the galleries and reception area from Cookridge Street, and a passenger lift to all floors of the Institute.

Toilets are located on the basement level, including baby changing facilities within the gender-neutral, accessible toilet.

There are induction loops at reception and in the library, along with a portable induction loop available for visitors to use in the galleries.

Folding stools are available on request for use in the galleries.

Free WiFi is available throughout the building.