Henry Moore Institute

Welcome back to the Henry Moore Institute

We are delighted to be open again after a temporary closure of more than five months due to Covid-19.

In order to effectively manage the Henry Moore Institute and allow for social distancing, we are limiting visitor numbers and are asking all visitors to book tickets in advance. If you have not booked in advance you may be asked to wait for a short time until there is space.

All tickets for the galleries, library and archive are free.

You can find out more about tickets here, or use the link below to book your visit now:

Click here to book your visit online with Art Tickets



Staying safe

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Find out about our Covid-19 secure safety measures and what a visit to the Henry Moore Institute looks like now
Video credit: Film by Nick Singleton

We have implemented a range of new safety measures to keep our visitors and staff as safe as possible, including:

  • Limiting visitor numbers
  • Introducing a one way system, with separate entry and exit
  • Temporarily closing the bridge link to Leeds Art Gallery
  • Making hand sanitiser available throughout the Institute
  • Controlling the handling of books in the Research Library
  • Protective screens at Reception 

Find out more about how we are keeping you safe, and what is expected of you during your visit:

Staying safe during your visit


What's on

Currently on display across all of our gallery spaces is Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body. Originally due to close on 28 June, the exhibition has been extended to 3 January 2021 to allow everyone the opportunity to see it. 

See our full exhibitions and events programme

Opening times
and getting here

The Henry Moore Institute is situated on The Headrow, in Leeds city centre's cultural hub.

As well as presenting exhibitions and events, encouraging research and hosting a library dedicated to sculpture, the Institute curates the sculpture collection of Leeds Museums and Galleries, which includes an unrivalled archive of sculptors' papers.


Tuesday to Sunday, 10am – 5pm

Library & Archive:
Tuesday to Friday, 10am – 5pm

Entry is free. As we are limiting visitor numbers, we advise booking tickets in advance:

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we are

Henry Moore Institute
The Headrow
United Kingdom
T: 0113 246 7467