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Henry Moore Archive

The Henry Moore Archive contains over three-quarters of a million items collected throughout the artist’s life and up to the present day.

Our holdings illuminate Moore’s creativity, passion and curiosity, and document his influence on 20th and 21st century art and culture.

Opening times

We welcome everyone with an interest in Henry Moore.

Open by appointment, Monday to Friday, 10:00–16:30


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Henry Moore Archive Collections

The archive material is made up of twelve main collections. Of these, books, periodicals, exhibition and sale catalogues, significant press coverage, film and audio recordings are searchable online via the Henry Moore Archive catalogue.


Thousands of books, periodicals, auction catalogues and news articles document Moore’s life in detail. The archive also houses Moore’s personal collection of books.


Images, Film and Audio

Moore documented his work with photos at every stage, from conception to completion. The archive also contains hours of film and audio recordings produced during Moore’s lifetime.


Letters and Documents

The archive contains all sorts of fascinating insights into Moore’s life: discussions with galleries and artists, agreements with foundries, invites to exhibitions and more.


Archive Open Days

On the second Thursday of each month during our visitor season, we have special sessions where we present material from the archive collections.

All the World's a Stage: Henry Moore and the Performing Arts
An out of focus colour photo showing a theatre stage with 3 performers in costume. They are performing under a set which comprises two white, semi-abstract arches.

Open archive session

All the World's a Stage: Henry Moore and the Performing Arts


Henry Moore Archive
Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

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Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Experience Henry Moore’s iconic work in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside with a visit to the artist’s former home, studios and sculpture gardens.

Perry Green
SG10 6EE
United Kingdom

T:  01279 843 333