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The Henry Moore Institute is closed for refurbishment until Summer 2024. Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is closed over winter and will reopen on Thursday 28 March 2024.

See & Do

Families

Find out more about our activities and facilities to help adults and children to enjoy Henry Moore’s home together.

A group of children Children play hide and seek around Henry Moore's huge sculpture Large Figure in a Shelter.

Visiting with children

See more than twenty of Moore’s monumental artworks and six studios to inspire the imagination. Explore over 70 acres of woodland, gardens and meadows. Meet the lambs and sheep that inspired Moore.

Discover new ways of thinking and being around art, design, construction, the natural environment, history, home, community and much more. Pick up one of our Activity Sketchbooks to take with you outdoors or find light-touch activities in the visitor centre café.  Don’t forget to talk to our friendly and knowledgeable visitor services team.

 

Facilities for families

  • Baby changing facilities in the visitor centre and Aisled Barn
  • Buggy-friendly paths
  • Family-friendly food and drink available
  • Picnic areas
  • Gifts, books and souvenirs available to purchase in the gift shop and online
Three young children jumping into the air. They are dressed casually and are playing in a meadow underneath a huge bronze arch.
Children enjoy the sculpture gardens during BBC Art That Made Us Festival in 2022
A photo of a small, A6 sized activity book. The cover is orange and teal blue with the words
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens Activity Sketchbook. Courtesy Lizzie Lomax. Photo: Will Richards, Oddlines Studio.

See, Do & Discover

This year we’ve created an all new Activity Sketchbook with Illustrator and Designer Lizzie Lomax, free to pick up on arrival at the Ticket Desk.

Use the view finder to explore more outdoors, find some flint along the way and send your pull-out postcard to a friend! This sketchbook will take you on an interactive trip around our site, sharing information about Henry Moore’s art and life and encouraging you to develop your own ideas with prompts to write, draw, make, move & imagine.

In the making of these we’ve taken care to include your feedback from last season and tested the activities out with children too. Our new friend Lizzie is also the creator of SEED Magazeen, for kids who care about the environment.

Family-friendly events

Look out for our family friendly events held during the holidays. Take part in artist led workshops, try your hand at new skills and get your head around new ideas.

Join in on nationwide festival days. Collaborate, play and take something away.

Keep an eye on our What’s on listings for details of upcoming events, or sign up to our newsletter to get updates direct to your inbox.

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A young boy using a paint brush to apply a metallic coating to a piece of art that he is creating. He is wearing an apron and working at a table laden with art materials.
Listening/Mapping by felix taylor

Digital Soundscape

Listening/Mapping by felix taylor

Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

Children react to Henry Moore

We asked some younger visitors to answer a few questions about Henry Moore and the sculptures in our gardens.

Watch the full series on YouTube to see what they thought.

See more on our YouTube channel

Getting here

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