At Henry Moore’s former home in Hertfordshire, our Studios & Gardens are open to visitors each summer. We offer guided tours for groups of ten or more, including the option to visit Henry Moore's family home.
Opening Times 2019
Wednesday 3 April to Sunday 27 October 2019
Open Wednesday to Sundays & Bank Holidays, 11am - 5pm
Our sculpture gardens and studios, based at Henry Moore's former home in Hertfordshire, are the best place in the world to appreciate the artist's work, offering your group the chance to discover more about the life and work of one of Britain’s most famous sculptors. Your group can spend the afternoon with one of our friendly, knowledgeable guides and hear Henry Moore’s remarkable story while surrounded by over 20 of his iconic sculptures. Discover his creative journey in his fascinating studios, where the origins of his monumental bronzes are evident in the hundreds of small models (maquettes) that line the shelves.
We also offer the chance for you to visit the artist’s family home, Hoglands, where he lived with his family for over 40 years and the 16th century Aisled Barn which is the only place in the world where you can see Moore’s remarkable tapestries.
We offer three itineraries, for groups of 10 or more, which both include a guided tour of the sculpture gardens, exhibition and studios. Itinerary A includes a morning tour of Hoglands, the Moore’s family home, while Itinerary C includes a talk and handling session in the Henry Moore Archive. All itineraries are offered at a discounted ticket rate. Your group can choose from a range of delicious refreshments in our on site cafe; our visits and events team will take you through the menu options.
Group ticket prices 2019
Please note that we can only accommodate coaches up to 11m long (approx 35 seats)
|Itinerary A: Hoglands house, studios, gardens and exhibition||£14.30|
|Itinerary B: Studios, gardens and exhibition||£9.80|
|Itinerary C: Archive, studios, gardens and exhibition||£14.30|
As part of your visit in 2019, you will be able to enjoy the largest exhibition of Henry Moore's drawings in over 40 years. Presenting a long-overdue career survey with exclusive focus on drawing, Henry Moore Drawings: The Art of Seeing will include over 150 works from the our own collections plus those of the Tate and other major British museums. From the life studies of the 1920s to the ideas for sculpture of the 1930s, the wartime Shelter and Coalmine drawings and the post-war and late drawings, for over six decades Moore’s drawing was animated by a sheer delight in the medium and an unfailing creative energy. The exhibition examines Moore’s different uses of drawing: a means to study the human figure and nature, a method to develop new two and three-dimensional work, a tool to study the siting of sculpture or an exploration of ideas unsuitable for sculptural work.
Testimonials from groups visiting in 2018
“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day on Saturday. The new Visitor Centre and Exhibition are a great addition. From very knowledgeable guides, we learnt about the life of Henry Moore, the inspiration for his sculptures and other many art works, and the methods used to create them. Add to this a warm welcome from your staff, delicious catering, beautiful gardens and grounds, all contributing to make a perfect day out. Several members have said they will be visiting again. On behalf of us all, thank you very much for arranging everything ”
25 July, 2018
“I want to say a huge thank you for our very enjoyable outing on Thursday. We had a very warm welcome from staff and the 3 guides were exceptionally good. My wonderful 92 year old client Mary Algar (an artist and print maker herself) appreciated the loan of a mobility scooter and used it to get about and sketch the sculptures. Finally, thanks for all your help making the group booking go so smoothly. I will be recommending the Henry Moore Foundation to other branches of Age UK. ”
15 October 2018