We aim to make our exhibitions, collections, facilities and services accessible to the widest possible audience.

Facilities - at a glance

There is an accessible lift to the galleries and reception area from Cookridge Street, and a passenger lift to all floors of the Institute.

Toilets are located on the basement level, including baby changing facilities within the accessible toilet. Please ask at reception for the Radar key to access this area.

There are induction loops at reception and in the library, along with a portable induction loop available for visitors to use in the galleries.

Folding stools are available on request for use in the galleries.

WiFi is available throughout the building.

Information for visitors with limited mobility and wheelchair users

There is an accessible lift from Cookridge Street to the ground floor reception area. This lift is 135cm wide by 105cm deep, with a gate 75cm wide. Visitors with wheelchairs can access all parts of the galleries on the ground floor.

There is a passenger lift to all floors within the Henry Moore Institute, measuring 100cm wide by 125cm deep, with a doorway 80cm wide. The lift has handrails on its three interior walls.

We regret that there is no access other than via stairs to exhibitions in the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery in Leeds Art Gallery. Photos are available at reception for visitors wishing to view the current exhibition.

There is an accessible toilet situated at the basement level next to the lift that utilises the Radar key scheme. Please ask for the Radar key from reception if you do not have your own key. The closest Changing Places toilet is located next door, in Leeds Art Gallery's shop.

Benches are located in the bookshop area at reception, and folding stools are available on request for use in the galleries.

The library has footstools and rolling steps to help reach higher shelves, and a trolley can be made available to carry books.

There are automatic doors at the front entrance to the Institute, the bridge-link entrance from Leeds Art Gallery and in the library. All staircases have handrails.

Information for visitors who are blind or partially sighted

Guide dogs are welcome in the gallery and a water bowl can be provided (please ask at reception). The nearest green space is Park Square.

Braille and large print versions of exhibition literature (panels and leaflets) are available in the galleries. Because all the works on display are on loan, it is not usually possible to touch objects in the exhibitions. If permission is granted it is usually at the discretion of the curator and visitors must be accompanied by an Information Assistant.

There is large print signage in the library.

Key turners for library lockers and support equipment for library users, including magnifiers, reading lights and aids for accessing video/audio materials are available from the library reception.

Information for visitors who are deaf or hard of hearing

There are induction loops at the main reception desk, library reception and in the seminar room. There is a portable induction loop available for visitors to use in the galleries (please ask at reception).

We are aware that audio content on our website is not yet available in alternative formats. We are beginning a programme to transcribe audio recording so that they will be accessible to all.

Disabled parking

The Institute does not have its own parking facilities. There are three disabled parking bays near the entrance to the Institute on Cookridge Street.

Pushchairs and baby changing facilities

There is an accessible lift to the galleries and reception area from Cookridge Street, and a passenger lift to all floors of the Institute. The Upper Sculpture Study Gallery in Leeds Art Gallery is accessible ony via stairs.

We do not have storage facilities for luggage or pushchairs, however at less busy times it may be possible to leave them by reception while you look around – please ask the receptionist first, and remember to take any valuables with you. All items are left at the owner’s risk.

Toilets are located on the basement level, including baby changing facilities within the accessible toilet. Please ask at reception for the Radar key to access this area.

 

If you have any further suggestions on how we can improve our accessibility, please contact us.