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Education group visits

We offer free guided tours of Henry Moore Studios & Gardens to school, college and university groups, suitable from Year 3 upwards.

Education group visits can be booked on Wednesday to Friday each week during term time.

A colour photo showing a group of casually dressed young people. They are all seated on a lawn with sketch materials, nearby there is a huge, abstract bronze sculpture.

Our free educational sessions for the 2022 visitor season are now fully booked.

Bookings for visits in 2023 will open later in the year.

 

What’s included in your visit

You and your students will be accompanied by one of our Volunteer Guides for a tour of the grounds around Henry Moore’s home, studios and gardens, which present an awe-inspiring portfolio of his sculptural works and creative processes.

We encourage groups to think broadly about what subjects can be supported on site. Not just art and design, but also construction, engineering, architecture, mathematics, language, storytelling, history, the natural environment, the power of being part of a community and much more.

Your booking will include additional time for independent study. Feel free to sketch, write or take photos in the sculpture gardens, or use our interpretation room.

Guided tours

We offer two different guided tour options:

An introduction to Henry Moore’s figurative artworks, and the process of using shape and scale

45 minutes

This tour is devised to give an introduction to specific areas of study, tailored in consultation with local teachers.

Guides are provided with a tour kit of objects and imagery to encourage interactivity and spark thoughtful discussion.

This shorter form tour gives you more independent study time.

An overview of the art and life of Henry Moore

90 minutes

This longer form tour supports student research in more depth and detail by sharing information spanning Henry Moore’s lifetime.

Hear about how Moore’s upbringing, influences, experiences, peers and working processes have shaped his legacy past and present.

Booking information

 

Dates & times

We offer educational visits on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings.

We have spaces for two groups per day, with one session starting at 9:50 and the other at 10:20.

Sessions are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

 

Group sizes

We can accommodate 30 students per session. If your group is larger and we have availability, we can allocate you both sessions.

Larger groups will be divided up, so that there are a maximum of 15 students with each of our tour guides.

Primary schools: we require at least two supervising adults per 15 students.

Secondary schools: at least one supervising adult per 15 students, plus an additional adult

Colleges & universities: at least one supervising adult per 15 students.

 

Coaches

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

Colour photo showing Henry Moore's huge bronze sculpture 'Large Upright Internal/External Form' sited on a small hill. At the bottom of the hill a group of five young people are gazing up at the sculpture, having to squint in the sun.
Henry Moore, 'Large Upright Internal/External Form' 1981-82. Photo: Craig Fordham.

Getting here

We’re located just 27 miles north of London in the beautiful Hertfordshire countryside.

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

 

Address, directions & parking

Book your visit

Our free educational sessions for the 2022 visitor season are now fully booked.

Bookings for visits in 2023 will open later in the year. If you have a question about a booking you have already made, please contact the team using the form below.

 

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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