The Aisled Barn is a 16th century building that Moore had moved the estate and reconstructed in 1981. Today it houses unique tapestries - based on original drawings - which Moore commissioned from West Dean College. The weavers worked with his original drawings and photographs to dye the wool accurately and achieve the precise colours and effects of his different drawing media.
Henry Moore overseeing the installation of Three Seated Figures, 1981, with weavers from West Dean Tapestry Studio c.1983.
photo: Rosemary and Penelope Ellis
The Aisled Barn can also be hired for weddings and private events.
When a wedding or event is taking place, the Barn will be closed to Studios & Gardens visitors.
The current closure dates for 2017 are as follows:
Saturday 15 April: closed 12.30pm until 4pm
Saturday 3 June: closed all day
Saturday 10 June: closed all day
Friday 16 June: closed in afternoon for symposium set-up
Saturday 17 June: closed for Becoming Henry Moore symposium.
Sunday 18 June: closed from 1pm
Saturday 8 July: closed all day
Saturday 22 July: closed all day
Friday 28 July: closed in the afternoon, from 3pm
Saturday 5 August: closed all day
Saturday 19 August: closed all day
Saturday 26 August: closed all day
Saturday 9 September: closed all day
Thursday 14 September: closed from 2pm
Friday 15 September: closed from 2pm