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Map of Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

Set in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside, Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is the the best place to see Moore’s sculptures set against the landscape he shaped.

Five children of mixed ages photographed in mid air while jumping. They are all in a line under Henry Moore's sculpture 'The Arch'.

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Studios & Garden map (visitor centre)
Hoglands: Henry Moore’s home Top Studio and Etching Studio Drawing Studio Henry Moore Archive The Aisled Barn Yellow Brick Studio Plastic Studio Visitor Centre Sheep Field Barn Bourne Maquette Studio Hoglands Garden Sculpture Lawn Far Sculpture Lawn Elmwood Garden Kitchen Garden and Meadow Archive car park To the main car park Sheep Field Picnic area by Large Figure in a Shelter

Hoglands: Henry Moore’s home

A path leads to Hoglands, a white painted former farmhouse with a red tiled roof, and the smaller Top Studio building.

Hoglands was home to Henry Moore and his wife, Irina for almost fifty years. It now houses Moore’s personal art collection and the curiosities that often inspired his sculpture.

You can take a guided tour of the house, which is open from 11:15 to 16:15, Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays. Tickets are £6 each and are available from the ticket desk when you arrive. As the rooms inside the house are quite small, we limit each tour to 8 people.

 

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Top Studio and Etching Studio

A woman and two young girls, with their backs to the camera, look at Henry Moore’s Top Studio. The space is laid out as Henry Moore would have used it in his lifetime, with various wood, plaster and stone carvings dotted around the room, and numerous tools out on top of workbenches or hung on the walls.

These studios are where Moore made his maquettes (small study models for developing sculptures) and experimented with printmaking, as well as making plaster enlargements, drawings and some of his most iconic carvings.

When Moore first moved to Hoglands in 1940, he immediately began to convert this former stable building into a studio. It became his primary workspace for the next fifteen years. It was referred to as the ‘Top’ studio to distinguish it from those he would later develop further down the estate.

 

Tucked behind the Top Studio, the small room that became his Etching Studio had previously been the village shop. Moore made several significant series of etchings here, including thirty-eight prints inspired by an elephant skull he had in the studio.

 

The studios are set out as Moore would have used them at the height of his career, with the tools and exquipment he used on display alongside his works.

 

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Drawing Studio

Moore used this summer house as an informal space for drawing, connected to the outdoors and with plenty of natural light.

Moore acquired the summer house in 1951, siting it in the garden near Hoglands. Moore was a prolific draughtsman producing more than 7,500 drawings during his lifetime.

 

Originally mounted on a turntable, it could be rotated to change views and find the best conditions at different times of the day.

 

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Henry Moore Archive

The world’s leading resource on Henry Moore, containing publications, correspondence, photographs and exhibition material.

The archive contains over three quarters of a million objects and documents relating to Moore, dating back to 1914. You can view material at your leisure in our dedicated, spacious reading room.

 

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The Aisled Barn

A reconstructed 16th century farm building, the Aisled Barn is the only place in the world to see Moore's unique tapestries.

The Aisled Barn is available for private hire, and so is occasionally closed for private events.

 

Has toilets, including accessible toilets and baby changing facilities.

 

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Yellow Brick Studio

A black and white photo showing an older man in shirt and tie working with a mallet and chisel to carve a sculpture from a large piece of wood.

This multifunctional studio was created in 1958 to serve as a sculpture store, a space for photography and showing work to clients, and primarily as a carving studio.

Here, with assistants, Moore created the last of his large reclining figures in elm wood and completed work on several stone carvings.

 

Since 1957 Moore had worked closely with stone merchants in Italy. He visited each summer to supervise preliminary work before the carvings were sent to Perry Green for finishing in the Yellow Brick Studio over the winter.

 

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Plastic Studio

Designed to be temporary, Moore's plastic studios were large metal structures encased in corrugated plastic and sheets of polythene.

Moore wanted to work on large sculpture outdoors, in natural light and in all weathers. In 1963, with builder Frank Farnham, he constructed his first Plastic Studio.

 

Moore needed the larger space to work on a monumental scale, while the smaller studio held the enlargement models. He made use of several plastic studios during his lifetime, often in pairs.

 

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Visitor Centre

A white building with contemporary style entrance canopy. It is lit up in pastel colours for an evening party.

Our main visitor centre, with ticketing desk, gift shop, café, toilets and information point.

There are also mobility scooters and wheelchairs available here, which you can book for your visit.

 

Our café is run by the friendly, local team from Rosey Lea, who have many years of experience producing delicious homemade food.

 

Rosey Lea Café

Sheep Field Barn

This year, we're using our gallery space to hold workshops with schools, colleages and universities.

If you teach Primary School Juniors in Harlow or Stevenage, you can join us for a free visit and workshop throughout June and July 2023.

 

We are also piloting new ways to support College and University groups with their studies this year.

 

Free workshops for schools

 

College & University research opportunities

Bourne Maquette Studio

The Bourne Maquette Studio, named after a nearby stream, was an environment rich in inspiration.

Moore lined the walls with hundreds of his sculptural studies – finished, incomplete and fragmented – and his ‘library of natural forms’ – the collection of bones, stones, shells and driftwood which captured his imagination and informed his work.

 

There are toilets just outside the studio (no accessible toilet or baby changing facilities).

 

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Hoglands Garden

A small bronze sundial, sculpted by Henry Moore, in the garden at the artist's home. Behind the sundial is a border of lavender and cottage planting.

Irina Moore created a beautiful and vibrant garden behind Hoglands – a perfect backdrop to her husband’s work.

There is one sculpture on display in Hoglands garden:

 

Working Model for Sundial 1965, bronze

Sculpture Lawn

You can find these sculptures on the sculpture lawn outside the visitor centre:

 

Upright Motive No.8 1955-56

 

Reclining Figure: Hand 1979

 

Two Piece Reclining Figure: Points 1969-70

 

Double Oval 1966

 

Three Piece Reclining Figure: Draped 1975

Far Sculpture Lawn

A short walk away from the main visitor centre brings you to many more sculptures:

 

Reclining Connected Forms 1969

 

Locking Piece 1962-63

 

Three Piece Sculpture: Vertebrae 1968-69

 

Two Piece Reclining Figure: Cut 1978-79

 

Hill Arches 1972

 

Woman 1957-58

Elmwood Garden

Elmwood Garden joins our visitor centre and the Henry Moore Archive. It has three picnic benches, and features two sculptures on display:

 

Goslar Warrior 1973-74

 

The Wall: Background for Sculpture 1962

Kitchen Garden and Meadow

The Moores' kitchen garden holds several fruit trees, and leads down to the meadow. Please note that the path beyond the kitchen garden is not suitable for wheelchairs.

 

There are three sculptures on display here:

 

Reclining Mother and Child 1975-76

 

Mother and Child: Block Seat 1983-84

 

The Arch 1963/69

Archive car park

This area is for accessible parking only.

 

Our main visitor car park (Chestnuts) is located across the road from our visitor centre.

 

If this car park is full, we have more parking available behind The Hoops Inn.

To the main car park

Our main visitor car park (Chestnuts) is located across the road from our visitor centre.

 

If this car park is full, we have more parking available behind The Hoops Inn.

 

We have accessible parking bays in all of our car parks.

Sheep Field

Across this large field several of Moore's sculptures nestle in the landscape among sheep and lambs:

 

Large Upright Internal/External Form 1953-54

 

Sheep Piece 1971-72

 

Large Reclining Figure 1984

Picnic area by Large Figure in a Shelter

We have two picnic benches in this shady area overlooking one of Moore's iconic sculptures:

 

Large Figure in a Shelter 1985-86

Download a map

You can download a PDF version of our map of Henry Moore Studios and Gardens.

We also have printed copies available on site, free of charge.

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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
Hertfordshire
SG10 6EE
United Kingdom

T:  01279 843 333
E:  ReceptionDTH@henry-moore.org