Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute is open

Visit our Galleries to see the two different exhibitions on display, Portable Sculpture and Rafael Pérez Evans: Handful,or study in our Research Library and Archive of Sculptors' Papers.

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Book your visit

To keep our staff and visitors safe and make sure you have an enjoyable experience, we have decided to keep social distancing and some other covid safety measures in place until further notice. These include reduced capacity, sanitising stations on site and increased levels of hygiene standards. We would appreciate visitors continuing to wear masks when this is possible.

As we are continuing to limit capacity, we advise booking in advance to ensure that you can visit at the time of your choosing. Separate tickets are available for visiting the Galleries, Research Library and Archive.

Tickets are free. You can find out more about booking here, see the new measures we've put in place to keep you safe during your visit, or use the link below to book your visit now:

Click here to book your visit online with Art Tickets


Online events

We have moved our events programme online. You can listen to interviews with artists, attend live talks and discussions, or get inspired with creative activities, all from the comfort of your own home.

Portable Sculpture: Online Research Events

In this series of events, programmed alongside our current major exhibition Portable Sculpture, we will be speaking directly to the artists involved about their sculptures that are deliberately designed to fold up, or pack down, or that have been made while on the move.

Portable Sculpture: Meet the Artists

Six of the artists exhibiting in Portable Sculpture -  Mohamad Hafez, Claire Ashley, James Ackerley, Liz Ensz, Veronica Ryan and Charles Hewling - discuss their work and why they've chosen to make portable sculpture.

Fabrication Research Season

This series of online talks and discussions with artists and fabricators explores the interconnections between art, craft and industry and the practicalities of making sculpture.

Art Encounters

A series of free short films for schools, Art Encounters supports teachers and learners to discover artists and explore artworks online.

We have created supplementary resources, including digital worksheets, to accompany the first series of Art Encounters, ideal for teachers who wish to send activities to pupils who are learning remotely.

Paloma Varga Weisz: Bumped Body

You can still explore our previous exhibition online through talks, tours and creative activities. Take an online tour of with insights from the exhibition's curator, Laurence Sillars (Head of the Henry Moore Institute), or listen to our series of talks with the artist and learn more about the history and ideas behind her sculptures.

Taking inspiration from the exhibition, we worked with artists to make a series of creative activities you can do from home. Make your own Geometric Sculptures or printed collage, test your skills in our Bumpman drawing challenge, or if you're looking for something quick and easy, try out one of six fun activities in Bags of Creativity.

Opening times
and getting here

The Henry Moore Institute is situated next door to Leeds Art Gallery 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.


Galleries: Tuesday to Sunday, 10am - 5pm

Research Library: Monday to Saturday, 10am - 5pm; Sunday, 1 - 5pm
Archive of Sculptors' Papers: Tuesday to Friday, by prior appointment

we are

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