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Visiting the Henry Moore Archive

We are located within the grounds of Henry Moore Studios & Gardens. We welcome anyone with an interest in Henry Moore, his life and his work. Admission is free but you must register, book an appointment and order the materials you would like to consult in advance. 

For more information on how to find us, please see our Directions and opening times page.

Upon Arrival

When you arrive, head straight for the Visitor Centre and sign in at Reception. You will then be directed to the Archive. Every new Archive user will be given a short induction or a tour of the public access areas and will be required to sign and complete our Terms of Use form.

Opening times

Monday:10am - 4:30pm
Tuesday:10am - 4:30pm
Wednesday:10am - 4:30pm
Thursday:10am - 4:30pm
Friday:10am - 4:30pm

The Archive is not open at weekends, on public holidays or between Christmas and New Year.


  • Public Wifi (HMF Public)
  • Power and network points for personal laptops
  • Equipment for correct handling of Archive material: A range of gloves; card; spatulas; book stands and pillows
  • A3 photocopier
  • Lockers are provided for the storage of bags and rucksacks

One permanent desktop computer/workspace to access:

  • The Archive Catalogue via The Museum System database
  • The image archive including Film and Audio recordings via the Extensis Portfolio database
  • Correspondence and exhibition poster databases
  • Henry Moore artworks - online catalogue
  • Other digital resources under the supervision of Archive staff


  • The Reading room can seat up to five researchers at a time
  • Toilets are available on the ground floor
  • A library trolley can be made available to carry books
  • The library has rolling steps to reach higher shelves
  • Portable hearing loop
  • A number of access aids are available for library users