Following Government advice about coronavirus (Covid-19), the Henry Moore Institute is currently closed until further notice.

See full details about our closure


What's on

Galleries 1, 2, 3 and 4Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body
13 March - 28 June 2020
Upper Sculpture Study GalleryClosed
See our full exhibition and events programme.

Opening times

 Galleries 1, 2, 3
and 4
LibraryArchiveSculpture Study
MondayClosed10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Tuesday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointment10am - 5pm
Wednesday10am - 8pm10am - 8pmBy appointment10am - 5pm
Thursday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointment10am - 5pm
Friday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointment10am - 5pm
Saturday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmClosed10am - 5pm
Sunday10am - 5pm1pm - 5pmClosed11am - 3pm

The Institute is closed on Bank Holidays.

Useful information for your visit

Important notice for those with limited mobility, wheelchair users and visitors with pushchairs:

Our accessible lift from Cookridge Street is currently out of order. We are sorry for this inconvenience and hope to have it repaired soon. Regretfully, our front entrance and access via Leeds Art Gallery both involve stairs.

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.