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

See & Do

Accessibility

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

If you have any suggestions on how we can improve our accessibility, please contact us using the form below.

A group of visitors of mixed ages gathered around Henry Moore's sculpture 'Double Oval' listening to a tour guide. Several of the group are using wheelchairs or mobility scooters.

Carers and companions

Admission for a carer or companion, who is visiting with a disabled visitor, is free of charge.

Getting around the sculpture gardens

Landscape

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is an outdoor venue in a countryside setting.

Although we do have paths through the gardens, much of your visit will be on grassland.

We also have sculptures in sheep fields, where the ground is more uneven.

The studios are several minutes’ walk from the Visitor Centre, most can be reached by gravel pathways.

Studios & gallery

Some of our studios and galleries are accessed via a small step. We have portable ramps for each space to allow access.

Please note that many of our studio spaces are quite small and room to turn a scooter or wheelchair is limited. The studio invigilator in each space can assist you as needed.

 

 

Seating

Outdoor seating areas are located at intervals across the sculpture gardens.

Folding stools are provided in the gallery. Please ask a member of staff if you require assistance.

Mobility aids

Borrow a mobility scooter

You can borrow a mobility scooter for your visit, free of charge.

Our scooters are intended for outdoor use only, to help visitors to cross the 70 acre estate.

You must have driven a mobility scooter before to use one at Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.

You can reserve a mobility scooter by calling us on 01279 843333 or emailing visitorservices@henry-moore.org

Using your own mobility scooter

You are welcome to use your own mobility scooter in the gardens.

Please ensure that your scooter is suitable for the uneven grassland and unpaved paths.

Wheelchairs in Hoglands

Henry Moore’s family home, Hoglands, is a listed building with small rooms, narrow doorways and some internal steps.

We regret that most personal wheelchairs are unable to access Hoglands, as the narrowest point of the route through the house measures 60cm wide.

We can provide a narrow manual wheelchair for disabled visitors. Only the ground floor of the house is open to the public, so wheelchair users can visit all of the rooms.

Due to the size of the rooms, we can only accommodate one wheelchair user in a Hoglands tour group. Please let us know if you would like to reserve our narrow wheelchair when booking your timed Hoglands tickets.

Toilets

Visitor centre

We have ‘super loos’ – individual cubicles each with a toilet, sink and hand dryer – situated by our gift shop in the visitor centre, including one accessible ‘super loo’.

The Aisled Barn

We have one accessible toilet in the Aisled Barn.

Bourne Maquette Studio

We have gender-neutral toilets adjacent to the Bourne Maquette Studio in the middle of our grounds. Please note, these toilets are not wheelchair accessible.

Pushchairs and baby changing facilities

Pushchairs

There are gravel paths from our visitor centre to the studios and other buildings. Much of our site is grassland, and the ground is more uneven in the sheep fields.

We do not have any storage facility for pushchairs, but you are welcome to take them throughout the sculpture gardens and leave them outside the studios while you visit. All items are left at the owner’s risk.

Baby changing facilities

We have baby changing facilities in our visitor centre and in the Aisled Barn.

 

Information for blind or partially sighted visitors

Guide dogs

Guide dogs, hearing dogs and other badged assistance dogs are welcome in our sculpture gardens, studios, gallery and in Hoglands (Henry Moore’s family home).

Exhibition literature and signage

We can provide large print versions of our studio texts.

Please ask a studio invigilator or visitor centre staff if you would like a copy.

Guided tours

We offer specialised group tours to blind and visually impaired visitors.

 

Touching works

Many of Henry Moore’s sculptures feature textured surfaces. We encourage visitors to touch the sculptures outside in the grounds to explore these details.

We regret that visitors are unable to touch the artworks or displays inside the studios, gallery or Moore’s family home.

Oral interpretation

Our studio invigilators and guides are able to offer an oral interpretation of each space and its contents.

 

Information for hearing impaired or deaf visitors

Induction loops

Hearing loops are located at the admissions desk and the café counter in the visitor centre.

Online content

We are aware that not all audio content on our website is available in alternative formats. We are beginning a programme to transcribe audio recordings so that they will be accessible to all.

Parking

Accessible parking bays

We have accessible parking bays in all of our car parks. Please display your blue badge when parking in an accessible parking space.

The nearest car park to the Visitor Centre is the Archive car park. Please follow the disabled parking sign off the village green to the main entrance.

Additional accessible parking bays can be found in the main visitor car park across the road from the main entrance and at The Hoops Inn.

Visitor centre drop off

If it is easier for you to drop off disabled visitors at the Visitor Centre entrance, please feel free to do so before parking your vehicle in one of the car parks.

Coaches

We have parking spaces for coaches and minibuses in our main car park.

Due to the narrow lanes leading to our site, we have a coach length limit of 11 metres.

Contact us

If you have any suggestions for how we can improve our accessibility, please get in touch with our Visitor Services team.

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Visit us

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