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The Henry Moore Institute is closed for refurbishment until Summer 2024. Henry Moore Studios & Gardens is closed over winter and will reopen on Wednesday 28 March 2024.

See & Do

Guided tour

The Weight of Words free guided tours


Henry Moore Institute, Leeds

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A group of around a dozen people of all ages are being given a guided tour of an exhibition.

Join us for a 30 minute introduction to the exhibition from one of our friendly Information Assistants.

Tours run every Sunday at 15:00, from 1 October until 26 November 2023.

Weight of Words features an international and intergenerational selection of contemporary artists and writers who explore the overlap between sculpture and poetry.

The works on display range in tone from the humorous to the haunting, expressing everything from direct quotations to the unsayable.

They reveal what can happen to languages, and our experiences of them, when sculptural interests in weight, materiality, form and arrangement are charged by a poetic impulse: both art forms take on new dimensions and meanings.


This event is free and there is no need to book, just join at our welcome desk at 15:00 on Sunday.

The Henry Moore Institute is a charity that is committed to creating high quality art experiences for people of all ages.

If you are able give a donation it will help ensure that we continue to deliver our events to as wide an audience as possible. You can make a donation at our welcome desk.


Getting here

Find us in the centre of Leeds, next door to Leeds Art Gallery on The Headrow. We’re only a few minutes’ walk from Millennium Square, Leeds City Museum and the shopping areas of Briggate, Leeds Trinity and the Victoria Quarter.

Henry Moore Institute

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

74 The Headrow
United Kingdom

T:  01132 467 467