Last updated: 10amm, Monday 21 September 2020

Following the latest Government guidance, we are delighted to announce that Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is now open to visitors.

In order to effectively manage social distancing measures, we will be asking all visitors to pre-book tickets, with a 60 minute arrival slot, in advance of their visit. Tickets are available online via our Art Tickets page.

Opening dates and times

Saturday 4 July – Sunday 1 November 2020 
Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, 11am – 5pm
Last admission: 4pm.

To protect our staff and visitors during the coronavirus outbreak, we will be unable to reopen some of our spaces. The following buildings will not be available to visit:

  • Hoglands: Henry Moore's family home
  • Etching Studio 
  • Sheep Field Barn Gallery – our exhibition This Living Hand has been postponed until 2021

Keeping you safe 

We have implemented the following measures to make sure visiting is safe for everyone. We will continue to review our plans and adjust and adapt where necessary

  • To help avoid queues and crowds, we have introduced pre-booked time slots. Please arrive within your timeslot.
  • Floor markings and signage to indicate where to queue and help you judge appropriate distances while queuing
  • Separate entry and exit points to the gardens
  • Separate entry and exit doors to buildings, wherever possible.
  • Limited visitor numbers in some studios.
  • A one-way route inside the Aisled Barn
  • Toilets are available inside the Aisled Barn and next to the Bourne Maquette Studio.  Extra, temporary toilets have been provided in the staff car park, near the Archive.
  • To enable safe distancing, the toilets in our visitor centre will be open for disabled visitors and baby changing only.
  • Hand sanitiser will be available on site
  • Our facilities undergo strict cleaning throughout the day
  • Some staff around the site will be equipped with personal protective equipment.
  • Our staff are positioned throughout the site to answer any questions you may have, to manage any crowding and remind you of the rule of six and social distancing.
  • There are paper maps available on site however, if you prefer, you can download a pdf version of our map to use on your device or print at home.

Protect yourselves and others while visiting

  • Please do not meet in groups of more than 6 people, unless all members are part of your household or support bubble.
  • Stay within your household or support bubble groups.
  • Please read the public health messaging displayed around the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.
  • Regularly wash your hands with soap and avoid touching your face.
  • Use hand sanitiser at every opportunity.
  • Keep two metres away from other visitors.
  • Please wear a mask or face covering when inside any of our buildings: including the cafe, shop, studios and barn.
  • Please do not touch the sculptures.
  • Come prepared with contactless methods of payment.
  • Pre-order your cafe food and drink if possible, via the Copley's food website
  • Do not attempt to visit if you are suffering from symptoms of Covid-19.
  • Check the NHS guidelines for more information.

To ensure your health and the safety of those around you, here is the latest public health advice provided by the NHS and the government.


Until we can safely announce otherwise, all our events are postponed for the foreseeable future.

Image licensing

Our team is working remotely and still has access to the many thousands of digital images we have in our collection. We are happy to continue to research, supply, licence and grant permission to reproduce photographs of Moore and his artwork for any forthcoming publications or projects you may be working on.

Please continue to complete our online request form or email us - we are answering enquires as normal.


Although our Reading Room will be closed to visitors we are still happy to help answer your research requests remotely. You can also access our Online Bibliographic Catalogue and our Collections pages here, or email us for more general enquires.

More information:

The Henry Moore InstituteHenry Moore Grants

The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

'In recognition that this business has confirmed that they have followed government and industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.'

In partnership with, The National Tourist Organisations of Great Britain and Northern Ireland