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Address, directions & parking

The Henry Moore Institute is located next to Leeds Art Gallery on Victoria Gardens, with Leeds Town Hall just a little further down the road.

Close by are Millennium Square, Leeds City Museum and Leeds Cathedral, and it is only a couple of minutes’ walk to the shopping areas of Briggate, Leeds Trinity and the Victoria Quarter.

Leeds train station is a five-minute walk away.



Henry Moore Institute

74 The Headrow

United Kingdom


T:  01132 467 467

On foot and by bike

On foot

Our central location means we’re never more than a few minutes’ walk from wherever you are in Leeds city centre.

We’re in the middle of a large pedestrianised area, making it safe and easy to walk here with children.

Getting here by bike

A dedicated cycle lane runs right outside the Institute.

Plan your journey on the Leeds City Council website.


E-bike rental

You can rent an e-bike via Beryl for sustainable travel around Leeds. You will need to download the Beryl app to do so.

The closest e-bike pick-up bays to us are on the Headrow opposite Leeds Town Hall, and on St Annes Street near Leeds Cathedral.

Find out more on the Beryl website.

Cycle storage

There is on-street cycle parking outside the Institute. Property is left at the owners’ risk.

We do not allow bicycles inside the Institute.

Check cycle parking on the Leeds City Council website.


Getting here by car

Getting to Leeds

Leeds is easily accessible by the M1, M62 and A1 motorways.

For Sat Navs, our postcode is LS1 3AH.

Accessible parking

There are no accessible parking facilities directly outside the Institute.

The nearest accessible parking bays are on St Anne’s Street, by the side of Leeds Cathedral.

Car parks nearby

The Institute does not have its own parking facilities.

Secure car parking is available in Woodhouse Lane, The Light, Merrion Centre and Rose Bowl car parks, a 5-10 minute walk away.

Check the Leeds City Council website for details on other places to park in the area.

Q-Park discount

Visitors can enjoy a 15% discount at selected Q-Park locations in Leeds.

Simply pre-book through using the discount code HMILDS15.

The closest Q-Park to the Institute is located in The Light.

Q-Park is open 24/7 and features PaSS Technology with Automated Number Plate Recognition for seamless entry and exit. Selected sites also offer convenient electric vehicle charging stations.

Arriving by coach

Drop off

The nearest drop off bays for coaches or minibuses are on Great George Street, behind Leeds Town Hall.

Coach parking

There is dedicated coach parking for approximately 12 coaches between Wade Lane/Lovell Park Road, around 5 minutes’ walk from the Institute.

Plan your route

Check the Leeds City Council website for details on other places to park in the area.

Travel by train

From Leeds train station

We are only a few minutes away from Leeds train station (station code LDS).

Turn left as you leave the station by the City Centre exit, and follow Park Row until it intersects with The Headrow; you’ll find us there on the corner.

Services from London

A direct service leaves King’s Cross (station code KGX) every half hour, taking around two hours to arrive in Leeds.


Plan your journey

Visit the National Rail website for train times and to plan your journey.


Local bus services

From the bus station

We are a 15-minute walk from the city centre bus station.

Bus stops outside the Institute

The 14, 19/19A, 33/33A, 49, 50/50A, 65, 72, 75 and X6 all stop on The Headrow beside Victoria Gardens (bus stops Y5, Y6, Y7 and Y10).

Plan your journey

Use the Leeds Metro website to find the most convenient bus route for you and to keep up to date with the latest transport news.

Closest airports

Leeds Bradford Airport

Leeds Bradford airport is the closest airport to the Institute. By car it is around a thirty minute drive to the Institute, and there is a regular bus service taking roughly one hour.

Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport is also close by, with a regular train service connecting it to Leeds that takes around ninety minutes.


For information on step free access and other advice, please see our Accessibility page.


Accessibility at the Institute