Galleries 1, 2, 3
and 4
LibraryArchiveSculpture Study
MondayClosed10am - 5pmClosedClosed
Tuesday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Wednesday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Thursday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Friday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmBy appointmentClosed
Saturday10am - 5pm10am - 5pmClosedClosed
Sunday10am - 5pm1pm - 5pmClosedClosed

The Institute is closed on Bank Holidays.

We currently have one exhibition on display in Gallery 4, Henry Moore: Configuration, which runs until 23 January.

We are looking forward to the opening of our next major exhibition, A State of Matter: Modern and Contemporary Glass Sculpture, on 18 February. You can also study in our Research Library and explore our Archive of Sculptors' Papers.


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.

Useful information for your visit

Photography is not always possible in the galleries, with permissions varying between different lenders and exhibitions. Please ask at reception if you would like to take photos. In all cases, tripods and lighting equipment, including flashes, are not permitted in the galleries.

The Archive of Sculptors' Papers is open by prior appointment only. Please contact the Archivist to discuss making an appointment.


At a glance – please see our accessibility page for more information.

Toilets are located on the basement level, including baby changing facilities within the gender-neutral, accessible toilet.

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

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.

Free WiFi is available throughout the building.