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.
Wednesday 5 April to Sunday 29 October 2023
Wednesday to Sunday and Bank Holidays, 11:00–17:00 (October 11:00–16:00)
Last admission 16:00 (October 15:00)
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 Aisled Barn, where Henry Moore’s unique tapestries are displayed, is a licensed wedding venue and is sometimes closed for private events.
Can I visit the Henry Moore Archive?
Yes, the archive is open to everyone with an interest in Henry Moore.
The archive is open by appointment, at no charge, Monday to Friday, 10:00-16:30.
Tickets and booking
What do you mean by Annual Ticket?
Our new tickets are valid for 12 calendar months, we count this from the day of your first visit. Your annual ticket allows you to visit as often as you like during our visitor seasons (April to end of October), you will not be able to visit when we are closed.
If you have booked online, we will issue you with an annual ticket when you arrive at the ticket desk. You can also purchase a ticket, in person, on the day of your first visit.
Please keep your annual ticket safe, you will be asked to show it each time you visit. Tickets will include your name and contact details; we may ask you for ID to prove that you are using your own annual ticket. Please do not share your annual ticket with anyone else. We will refuse admission to anyone who cannot provide proof of identity to match their ticket.
How much are tickets?
(Aged 5 to 16, under 5s are free. Children must be accompanied by an adult.)
(Over 65, Universal Credit)
Student / Youth (under 25): £10.00
Family, one adult: £30.00
Family, two adults: £46.00
(Includes up to three children aged 5 to 16)
Do I need to book in advance?
No, you are always able to buy tickets on the day of your visit from the ticket desk in our visitor centre. 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 phone/tablet. We will exchange this for an annual ticket in the visitor centre.
If you already have an annual ticket, you do not need to book your return visits, simply show your annual ticket at the visitor centre.
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.
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 don’t. 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. You do not have to pay any extra for a Gift Aid ticket, all annual tickets now include a donation. The valuable extra income from Gift Aid allows us to offer free visits to schools as well and our 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 enewsletter.
Which payment methods do you accept?
We accept cash payments, Visa and Mastercard credit and debit cards.
We are unable to accept American Express.
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 Gift Ticket?
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 in person from our ticket desk: to do this you will need the name, address and contact details of the gift recipient.
Hoglands, the Moore’s family home
When is Hoglands open?
Hoglands is open Wednesday to Sunday during our visitor season. Hoglands will be closed on Saturday 24 June.
We run tours of Hoglands each day between 11:15 and 16:15.
Where do I get tickets?
Tickets are available from the ticket desk when you arrive and are limited to 8 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.
What to expect
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, please leave your dog at home. Badged assistance dogs are welcome, but our gardens are unsuitable for pet dogs and other furry friends.
Please don’t leave your dog in your car or ask our staff to look after them. Our car parks 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?
By all means, sketch away! Please be considerate of other visitors, and take everything with you when you leave.
Can I take photos?
Yes, you are welcome to take photos for personal use while outside in the gardens, in the studios, exhibition gallery 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 don’t 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
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 in the middle of our grounds.
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 and, though we do have paths and benches, a visit involves quite a lot of walking, sometimes on uneven ground.
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 also have several mobility scooters and wheelchairs available, which you can book for your visit.
If you can’t find the answer to your question, please get in touch with our Visitor Services team.