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

See & Do

Visiting the Henry Moore Institute

Discover our contemporary art space in Leeds city centre’s cultural hub.

We welcome everyone to visit our galleries, research library & archive to experience, study and enjoy sculpture from around the world.

The Institute is currently closed for refurbishment, and will reopen in summer 2024.

Temporary closure

The Henry Moore Institute is closed for refurbishment until 12 July 2024.

Our next research season, ‘Brâncuși and Britain’, will be running off-site from February to June 2024, with online discussions and in-person conferences.

While our galleries are closed, the Archive of Sculptors’ Papers and Sculpture Research Library will open by appointment only.

Research library & archive

The library and archive are open by appointment while our refurbishment work is taking place.

Unfortunately, this means there will be access restrictions, which will make it difficult to accommodate everyone.

If you are a researcher who would like to use our resources while the building is closed, please first browse our online library collection and archive catalogue, then contact the Archivist and Librarian to discuss your needs in advance.

Schools, families & groups

While we are closed, our engagement programme with schools and community groups will continue to operate off-site around Leeds. More details on how you can get involved will be posted here soon.


We aim to make our exhibitions, collections, facilities and services accessible to the widest possible audience.

More information on accessibility

Getting here

Find us in the centre of Leeds, next door to Leeds Art Gallery on The Headrow. We’re only a few minutes’ walk from Millennium Square, Leeds City Museum and the shopping areas of Briggate, Leeds Trinity and the Victoria Quarter.


Directions & parking

Henry Moore Institute

74 The Headrow

United Kingdom


T:  01132 467 467

About the Institute

The Henry Moore Institute has been delivering world-class sculpture exhibitions in Leeds for over 30 years.

Learn more about our history, our striking architectural design, and our past exhibition programme here.

Our history