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The Henry Moore Institute is closed for refurbishment until Summer 2024.

Discover & Research

Learning, thinking, making

Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

Henry Moore’s focus on sculpture was not only as a practitioner, but also as a scholar, teacher, writer and supporter.

We welcome all kinds of educational and community groups to our contemporary sculpture gallery, where you can explore ideas about sculpture and develop critical thinking and research skills.

A group of around a dozen people of all ages are being given a guided tour of an exhibition.

Art Socials

We run termly social events for teachers and educators.

Free and informal, these artist-led sessions create a collaborative space to gain new inspiration and share ideas.

Things to do on your visit

Pick up an Explorer Bag, filled with objects and activities for younger visitors, while you visit our exhibitions.

Afterwards, try out free creative activities in our alcove area.

Creative workshops

We run free, artist-led creative workshops during the school holidays.

These intergenerational events encourage adults and children to make together, and connect to the themes of our current exhibition.

Who was Henry Moore?

Discover Henry Moore, who is best known for his huge bronze sculptures.

Learn all about his life from a humble beginning in Yorkshire to becoming a world-famous artist.

Community & collaborative projects

We run free guided visits for community groups, and work with partner organisations as part of our engagement programme.

We collaborate with charities, community interest companies, educational organisations and creative practitioners to explore sculpture together.

You can read more about recent projects in the posts below. If you would like to collaborate with us or propose a partnership project, please get in touch via the contact form.

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We’d love to hear from you and discuss how we can support your learning, thinking and making.


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