Free entry, open seven days a week.

 Galleries 1, 2, 3
and 4
LibraryArchiveSculpture Study
MondayClosed10am - 5:30pmClosed*Closed
Tuesday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmClosed*11am - 5pm
Wednesday11am - 8pm10am - 8pmClosed*11am - 5pm
Thursday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmClosed*11am - 5pm
Friday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmClosed*11am - 5pm
Saturday11am - 5:30pm10am - 5:30pmClosed11am - 5pm
Sunday11am - 5:30pm1pm - 5pmClosed11am - 3pm

The Institute is closed on Bank Holidays.

What's on

Galleries 1, 2 and 3
Sculpture Study Galleries
Open: The Sculpture Collections
22 March - 26 August
Gallery 4Open: A Frieze for Leeds: Imagining a Sculptural Façade for Leeds Art Gallery in 1968
13 June - 2 September
Research Library
Open: Neil Gall: The Studio: Cover Versions
21 February - 2 September

See our full exhibition and events programme.

Useful information for your visit

The Archive of Sculptors' Papers is open by prior appointment only, and closes for lunch 1pm - 2pm.

*The Archive is currently closed until further notice. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Our collections displays in the Sculpture Study Galleries are housed in the adjacent Leeds Art Gallery building, connected to the Institute via a bridge link. We advise entering Leeds Art Gallery at least 30 minutes before closing time.

We regret that there is no access other than via stairs to exhibitions in the Upper Sculpture Study Gallery.

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.

Due to Cookridge Street Pop-Up Park, Cookridge Street will be closed to traffic 26 July - 30 August. The disabled parking bays and a temporary drop-off/pick-up bay will be relocated to the adjacent St Anne's Street.


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

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 gender-neutral, 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.

Free WiFi is available throughout the building.