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

What We Do

About the Henry Moore Institute

Experience, study and enjoy sculpture from around the world.

The Institute runs a varied programme of free exhibitions and events, and provides an invaluable sculpture resource for researchers, students and artists.

History of the Institute

The Institute is a part of The Henry Moore Foundation, set up by the sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) in 1977 to encourage appreciation of the visual arts, especially sculpture.

Find out more about our history

Henry Moore laying the foundation stone outside Leeds City Art Gallery on 10 April 1980. Image courtesy of Yorkshire Post Newspapers.

Past exhibitions

The Institute hosts a varied programme of historical, modern and contemporary sculpture exhibitions.

Architectural design

The design of the exterior of the Institute, facing Victoria Gardens on the Headrow, is tied to the history of this area of Leeds.

Learn more about our design

Visit us

We welcome everyone to visit our galleries, research library & archive to find out more about historical and contemporary sculpture from around the world.

Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute is currently closed for refurbishment until summer 2024.

74 The Headrow
United Kingdom

T:  01132 467 467