Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute is dedicated to celebrating sculpture. We welcome everyone to experience, study and enjoy sculpture.

We are an international research centre located in the vibrant city of Leeds, where Henry Moore began his training as a sculptor. In our iconic building we host a year-round changing programme of historical, modern and contemporary exhibitions presenting sculpture from across the world.

We are open seven days a week and are free to all.

The Institute is a hub for sculpture, connecting a global network of artists and scholars. As a part of the Henry Moore Foundation, an independent arts charity, it is our mission to bring people together to think about why sculpture matters.

What's on

Galleries 1, 2 and 3Open: Senga Nengudi
21 September 2018 - 17 February 2019
Sculpture Study GalleriesClosed
Next Exhibition: TBC
Gallery 4Open: Senga Nengudi
21 September 2018 - 17 February 2019

*Please note: we will be upgrading our accessible lift from 30 January until the end of February, and as such will have no access to the building other than via the front entrance steps between these dates.*

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.


Open Tuesday to Sunday, 11am - 5:30pm, Wednesday until 8pm. Closed on Mondays and bank holidays.

Open daily from 10am - 5:30pm, Wednesday until 8pm, and from 1pm - 5pm on Sundays. Closed on bank holidays.

The Archive is currently closed until further notice.

Our collections displays are housed in the adjacent Leeds Art Gallery building, connected to the Institute via a bridge link. These displays are open Tuesday to Saturday, 11am - 5pm, Sunday 11am - 3pm. Closed on Mondays.

we are

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