We try our best to make Henry Moore Studios & Gardens as accessible as possible for visitors with disabilities so that everyone can enjoy Moore’s work in our beautiful setting.
The Studios & Gardens are an outdoor venue in a rural setting. Most of the estate consists of grassland and gravel pathways and some artworks and studios are several minutes’ walk from the Visitor Centre.
We have several mobility scooters and wheelchairs that you can borrow for your visit. Please book these in advance by calling 01279 843333 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please feel free to bring your own wheelchair or mobility scooter, but we advise you to check that your own wheelchairs or scooters are suitable for outdoor and unpaved surfaces as much of the estate is made up of grassland and unpaved paths.
We have disabled parking bays in all of our car parks. The nearest car park to the Visitor Centre is the Archive car park, there are also disabled bays in the main visitor car park (Chestnuts) and at The Hoops Inn, please feel free to drop off visitors with disabilities at the Visitor Centre entrance before parking your vehicle. Please display your blue badge when parking in a disabled parking space.
If you need a registered carer to help you during your visit, then their entry is free of charge.
Guide dogs and assistance dogs
Guide dogs and other assistance dogs are welcome in our sculpture gardens, gallery and studios but currently cannot be admitted to Hoglands house. Please ask in advance if you would like a member of staff to assist you on a tour of Hoglands house.
Large print guides and visibility access
We can offer large print versions of our studio texts. Please ask a studio invigilator or visitor centre staff if you would like a copy.
Many of Henry Moore’s sculptures feature textured surfaces. Please feel free to touch the sculptures outside in the grounds to explore these details. Please do not touch while you are inside the studios, gallery or Moore's family home.
Tours for groups with additional needs
Many of our volunteer guides are experienced in guiding groups with additional needs, visibility impairments or learning disabilities. If you would like to ask about a group visit please call 01279 843333 or email email@example.com to talk through your requirements.