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Staying safe during your visit

The Henry Moore Institute is open.

We're delighted to present two new exhibitions this autumn, Julia Crabtree and William Evans: Slip and Henry Moore: Configuration. You can also study in our Research Library and explore our Archive of Sculptors' Papers.

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.


Booking tickets to visit our galleries is no longer necessary. However, we advise groups of six or more book in advance to make sure there is space for you all to visit the galleries at the same time.

You can still book in advance to visit the Sculpture Research Library if you want to ensure a space is available at the time of your choosing.

Keeping you safe

  • We have temporarily closed the bridge linking Henry Moore Institute and Leeds Art Gallery. To get to Leeds Art Gallery, you will need to use their main entrance. Find out more about visiting Leeds Art Gallery.
  • Hand sanitiser is available for your use throughout the building.
  • We are here to help, please ask staff if you need assistance during your visit.

Protecting yourself and others

  • Please wear a face covering throughout your visit, unless you have a condition which means wearing one is not advisable.
  • Please stay safe, give others space to enjoy their visit observe social distancing.
  • Do not attempt to visit if you are suffering from symptoms of Covid-19.

To ensure your health and the safety of those around you, please keep up with the latest public health advice provided by the NHS and the government and we will update this page with further information about visiting the Institute as they change.

We are looking forward to welcoming you back.

More information

The outdoor sculpture gardens at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire, are now open to visitors. The studios, Aisled Barn and This Living Hand exhibition will be open until 31 October.

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