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

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Frequently asked questions

Find answers to common questions about visiting Henry Moore Studios & Gardens.

If you can’t find the answer to your question, please get in touch with our Visitor Services team using the form below.

A family of three looking over a five-bar gate at Henry Moore's sculpture Large Reclining Figure, which sits on a hill in the distance

Opening times


Opening times for our 2024 visitor season

Thursday 28 March to Sunday 3 November 2024

Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays, 11:00–17:00.

We are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays (except Bank Holidays).

Are all of the studios open each day?

Yes, all of the studios are open each day during our visitor season. The studios close at 16:00.

The Aisled Barn, where Henry Moore’s unique tapestries are displayed, is a licensed wedding venue and is sometimes closed for private events. In 2024 the barn will be closed on the following dates:
Sunday 12 May
Saturday 6 July
Saturday 27 July
Saturday 7 September

Tickets and booking

How do annual tickets work?

Tickets are valid for 12 calendar months, starting from the day of your first visit.

Your annual ticket allows you to visit as often as you like during our visitor season. In 2024, we are open from 28 March to 3 November.

You can use tickets across visitor seasons, so long as they remain in date. For example, if your first visit was 1 June 2024, you could use the same ticket in the following visitor season during April and May 2025.

If you have booked online, we will give you a physical annual ticket on arrival. You can also buy a ticket in person.

Please keep your annual ticket safe, you will be asked to show it each time you visit.

Tickets include your name and contact details. We may ask you for ID to prove that you are using your own annual ticket. We will refuse admission to anyone who cannot provide proof of identity to match their ticket.

How much are tickets?

Adult: £18.00

Child: £8.50
(Aged 5 to 16, under 5s are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

Concession: £16.50
(Over 65, Universal Credit)

Student / Youth (under 25): £11.00

Family, one adult: £30.00
Family, two adults: £46.00
(Includes up to three children aged 5 to 16)

Carer to support a disabled visitor: FREE

Do I need to book in advance?

No, tickets can be purchased on the day of your visit.

If you prefer to plan ahead, you can book online via our Art Tickets page.

If you have booked online, please bring your booking confirmation email with you when you visit, either printed or on your mobile phone. We will exchange this for a physical annual ticket.

If you already have an annual ticket, you do not need to book return visits, simply show your annual ticket when you arrive.

Can I visit as part of a group?

We offer a discounted ticket for groups of ten or more, which includes a guided tour, if you book in advance.

Group tickets are not part of our annual ticket scheme and only include admission for the day of your visit.

We also offer free guided tours for schools, colleges and universities.

Plan a group visit

Education group visits

Do you offer any discounts?

We are part of the Art Fund’s National Art Pass scheme and offer a 50% discount to Art Pass members.

You can claim this discount both online and at the ticket desk.

Please bring your Art Pass with you when you visit.


Do you accept National Trust or English Heritage cards?

No. We are an independent charity and are not part of either scheme.

Can I Gift Aid my annual ticket?

Yes, our annual tickets are eligible for Gift Aid, which means we can claim back 25% of the value from the government at no extra cost to you.

The valuable extra income from Gift Aid allows us to offer free visits to schools and run other educational and community activities.

To Gift Aid your ticket you need to be a current UK tax payer. We simply need your name, address and email. We will not use your personal data for any other purpose, and we will not contact you unless you wish to join our e-newsletter.

Which payment methods do you accept?

We accept cash payments, Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards, and mobile payments such as Google Pay and Apple Pay.

We are unable to accept American Express cards.

What happens if I lose my annual ticket?

If you still have your till receipt, or your online booking confirmation from Art Tickets, please bring it to the ticket desk. Our staff will be able to reissue a new ticket valid for the same length of time as your original ticket.

If you don’t have any proof of purchase, you will need to buy a new annual ticket.

Can I buy a ticket as a gift?

We don’t offer a specific gift ticket, however you are welcome to book online and forward the booking confirmation to the recipient of your choice.

Alternatively, you could buy a ticket as a gift from our ticket desk. To do this you will need the name, address and contact details of the person you are buying the ticket for.

Hoglands, the Moore’s family home

When is Hoglands open?

Hoglands is open Wednesday to Sunday during our visitor season.

Find out more about Hoglands

Where do I get tickets?

Tickets are only available from the ticket desk and are limited to eight people per tour. We do not sell Hoglands tickets online.

Tickets for a Hoglands tour cost £6 per person, per visit. Hoglands tours are not included in an annual ticket, you will need to buy a ticket each time you take a tour.

The Henry Moore Archive

Can I visit the Henry Moore Archive?

Yes, the archive is open to everyone with an interest in Henry Moore.

You do need to book in advance however, as space is limited.

Find out more about the archive

When is the archive open?

Monday to Friday, 10:00-16:30.

The Henry Moore Archive is open all year-round by prior appointment.

You can book an appointment to visit the archive outside of our visitor season, but please bear in mind that other facilities on our site may not be available.

What to expect

A young girl, with brown bobbed hair, reaches up to touch the shield of Henry Moore's sculpture 'Goslar Warrior'

Can I touch the artwork?

Yes, you can touch the outdoor artworks. The sculptures can be more delicate than they look, so please be careful, especially if you are wearing jewellery.

Although the sculptures may look tough, anything sharp like jewellery, watches, belt buckles, or clothing, could scratch or dent the bronze.

Please also be careful not to step, sit or climb on the plinths, as these are part of the artworks.

Thank you for helping us to preserve these works of art for future generations.

Can I bring my dog?

No. Badged assistance dogs are welcome, but our gardens are unsuitable for pet dogs.

Please do not leave your dog in your car or ask our staff to look after them. Our car parks can get very hot on a sunny day. Please see this RSPCA advice for more details.


Can I bring my child’s bicycle, ball or scooter?

To protect the artworks and allow all of our visitors to enjoy their visit, we don’t allow ball games, bicycles, scooters and similar play equipment in the gardens.


What should I wear?

We recommend wearing sturdy, practical shoes as much of our estate is grassland and can get very muddy, especially in the Sheep Fields.


Can I sketch in the gardens?

Yes. Please be considerate of other visitors, and take everything with you when you leave.

A black and white photo of Henry Moore, who is sitting behind his own Leica camera on a tripod as if taking a shot.

Can I take photos?

Yes, you are welcome to take photos for personal use while outside in the gardens, in the studios and Aisled Barn. You will not be able to take photographs in Hoglands.

Please make sure that your flash is switched off indoors and be mindful of other visitors when taking pictures. We do not allow the use of tripods, selfie sticks or drones.

If you wish to take photos for professional or commercial use, including press articles and commercial blogs, you will need to get a license from our Image Library before you visit.

Facilities and access


Accessibility at Studios & Gardens

Are there plenty of toilets in the gardens?

Yes, we have toilet facilities in the Visitor Centre, in the Aisled Barn and near Bourne Maquette Studio.

There are accessible toilets and baby changing facilities in both the Visitor Centre and Aisled Barn.

How accessible are the Studios & Gardens?

Our grounds cover over 60 acres with some paths and benches throughout.

Most of the sculpture gardens are grassland and many of our paths are unpaved.

Can I use a mobility scooter?

Yes, you’re welcome to bring your mobility scooter. Please make sure that your scooter or wheelchair is suitable for outdoor and unpaved surfaces.

We have mobility scooters and wheelchairs available, which you can book for your visit.

Contact us

If you can’t find the answer to your question, please get in touch with our Visitor Services team.

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