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 note that our mobilty scooters are intended as an aid, to ease your visit to the Studios & Gardens. Our scooters may not access any of the studios, tapestry barn or gallery.
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. Some of our studios and galleries are accessed via a small step, we have portable ramps that can be deployed in each space to provide access.
Henry Moore's family home, Hoglands, is a listed building with small rooms, narrow doorways and some internal steps, small rooms, narrow doorways and some internal steps. We regret that most personal wheelchairs are unable to access the house. We can provide a narrow manual wheelchair for use by disabled visitors and can accommodate one disabled visitor in each tour group of 8 people. Please let us know if you would like to use our manual wheelchair when booking your timed Hoglands tickets.
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 badged assistance dogs are welcome in our sculpture gardens, gallery and studios and in Hoglands (Henry Moore's family home).
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.