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Drop-in activity

International Sculpture Day: Celebrate, Assemble, Recollect


Studios & Gardens, Hertfordshire

Included in an annual ticket

A photo taken through a hole in a bronze sculpture. Through the hole you can see a middle aged man, wearing fashionable spectacles, talking into a microphone.

Join us to celebrate International Sculpture Day. Take part in free, drop-in activities dedicated to creating and understanding sculpture in our surroundings.

International Sculpture Day is a worldwide event which aims to advance the creation and understanding of sculpture. On the last Saturday of April each year we celebrate the community, the work and the love of sculpture and its unique contribution to society.

Assemble: Gather & Sculpt

Families with children aged 3+
Interpretation Room

Shape, scale and sculpt assemblages, using an array of natural, reclaimed and recycled materials. Do you think you can make something like what you’ve seen outside, or a totally original creation of your own? Feel the textures, notice the tones and watch the materials transform before your eyes!

Recollections: Curator’s Talk

Suitable for age 14+
In the gardens, meeting point outside the café

Join Laura Bruni, Acting Senior Curator Collections & Research, to hear her personal highlights and reflections on Henry Moore’s monumental sculptures. Come to learn about Moore’s materials and processes, participate in slow looking, and observe nature actively interacting with the outdoor artworks.

Grounding: Outdoor Tour

Suitable for age 11+
In the gardens, meeting point outside the café

Join our community of volunteer guides for a walking tour of the sculptural scenes of Perry Green. Listen to anecdotes of times gone by and bring your curiosity and questions for our knowledgeable guides Catherine and Chris.


This event is included in an annual ticket. It is a drop-in event, so there’s no need to book.

  • If you already have an annual ticket, just come along on the day and bring your annual ticket with you.
  • If you do not have an annual ticket, you can buy one online or from the ticket desk when you arrive and return to the Studios & Gardens as often as you like, during open season, for 12 calendar months.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult for the duration of the event.


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Getting here

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
SG10 6EE
United Kingdom

T:  01279 843 333