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

What's on

Galleries 1, 2, 3 and 4
Renee So: Bellarmines and Bootlegs
8 March - 2 June 2019
Sculpture Study Galleries
Phyllida Barlow: Sculpture and Drawings from the Leeds Collection
8 March - 29 Septemer 2019

See our full exhibition and events programme.

Opening times

 Galleries 1, 2, 3
and 4
LibraryArchiveSculpture Study
MondayClosed10am - 5:30pmBy appointmentClosed
Tuesday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmBy appointment11am - 5pm
Wednesday11am - 8pm10am - 8pmBy appointment11am - 5pm
Thursday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmBy appointment11am - 5pm
Friday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmBy appointment11am - 5pm
Saturday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmClosed11am - 5pm
Sunday11am - 5:30pm1pm - 5pmClosed11am - 3pm

The Institute is closed on Bank Holidays, including Monday 27 May (Spring bank holiday), and Monday 26 August (Summer bank holiday).

From Saturday 22 June our opening times are changing to match Leeds Art Gallery. Our galleries will be open Tuesday - Sunday, 10am - 5pm (Wednesday: 10am - 8pm). The library will remain open every day, 10am - 5pm (Wednesday: 10am - 8pm, Sunday: 1pm - 5pm).

Useful information for your visit

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.

The Archive of Sculptors' Papers is open by prior appointment only. Please contact the Archivist to discuss making an appointment.


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.