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

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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.

Educational visits 2024

Bookings are now open for our 2024 visitor season, which runs from Wednesday 28 March until Sunday 3 November.
We are fully booked for the Summer Term (April, May, June & July), but have tours available in September and October.

 

What’s included in your visit

You and your students will be accompanied by one of our Volunteer Guides for an outside tour of the sculpture gardens, which present an awe-inspiring portfolio of Henry Moore’s 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 tour options

We offer two different types of guided tours:

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

60 minutes

This tour has been tailored in consultation with local teachers. Giving students an introduction to specific areas of study, it focuses on Moore’s figurative artworks and his use of shape and scale.

Our Guides are equipped 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.

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.

If you let us know in advance the topics you are studying in relation to your visit, our guides may be able to tailor this tour to your needs.

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

Booking an educational visit

Bookings are now open for our 2024 visitor season, which runs from Wednesday 28 March until Sunday 3 November.
We are fully booked for the Summer Term (April, May, June & July), but have tours available in September and October.

 

Essential documents for your visit

If you are planning a visit, or have already booked one, please make sure you have downloaded and read the documents below before you arrive.

Book a visit for 2024

Please note that we are now fully booked for the Summer Term (April, May, June & July).

There is still some availability in September and October for the start of the new school year.

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Sign up to the Henry Moore Studios & Gardens educational mailing list to receive updates on our programmes for teachers and educators, including educational visits.

 

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Collaborative projects

Find out more about projects we’ve run in collaboration with colleges, universities and other partners.

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