Last updated: 11am, Wednesday 2 December 2020

Following the announcement of new coronavirus restrictions in England, we have decided to reopen the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens on Saturdays and Sundays to enable our Friends and visitors to exercise and enjoy our open spaces.

In order to effectively manage social distancing measures, we are still asking all visitors, where possible, to pre-book tickets, with a 60 minute arrival slot, in advance of their visit. Tickets are available online via our Art Tickets page.

Opening dates and times

Saturday 14 November – Sunday 20 December 2020 
Saturdays & Sundays, 11am – 4pm
Last admission: 3pm.

Keeping you safe 

We have implemented the following measures to make sure visiting is safe for everyone. We will continue to review our plans and adjust and adapt where necessary

  • To help avoid queues and crowds, we have introduced pre-booked time slots. Please arrive within your timeslot.
  • Floor markings and signage to indicate where to queue and help you judge appropriate distances while queuing
  • Separate entry and exit points to the gardens
  • Toilets are available inside next to the Bourne Maquette Studio. 
  • Unfortunately, with our buildings closed, we cannot offer baby changing facilities.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available on site
  • Our facilities undergo strict cleaning throughout the day
  • Some staff around the site will be equipped with personal protective equipment.
  • There are paper maps available on site however, if you prefer, you can download a pdf version of our map to use on your device or print at home.

Protect yourselves and others while visiting

  • Please observe the 'Rule of 6'. Do not meet in groups larger than 6 (unless from a single household) on our grounds.
  • Please follow the Tier 2 rules when visiting our site.
  • Please read the public health messaging displayed around the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and avoid touching your face.
  • Use hand sanitiser at every opportunity.
  • Keep two metres away from other visitors.
  • Please do not touch the sculptures. Please do not climb on the works or their plinths.
  • Come prepared with contactless methods of payment.
  • Do not attempt to visit if you or members of your household are suffering from symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Do not attempt to visit if you or members of your household are awaiting results of a Covid-19 test.
  • Do not attempt to visit if you have been asked to isolate by the Test and Trace service or the NHS Covid-19 app.

To ensure your health and the safety of those around you, here is the latest public health advice provided by the NHS and the government.


Until we can safely announce otherwise, all our in-person events are postponed for the foreseeable future.

Image licensing

Our team is working remotely and still has access to the many thousands of digital images we have in our collection. We are happy to continue to research, supply, licence and grant permission to reproduce photographs of Moore and his artwork for any forthcoming publications or projects you may be working on.

Please continue to complete our online request form or email us - we are answering enquires as normal.


Although our Reading Room will be closed to visitors we are still happy to help answer your research requests remotely. You can also access our Online Bibliographic Catalogue and our Collections pages here, or email us for more general enquires.

More information:

The Henry Moore InstituteHenry Moore Grants

The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

'In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.'

In partnership with, The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland