Henry Moore Institute

at 74 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AH United Kingdom

The Henry Moore Institute is a world-recognised centre for the study of sculpture in the heart of Leeds. Admission to all of our exhibitions is free.

Henry Moore Institute
74 The Headrow
Leeds LS1 3AH
United Kingdom
Contact Phone
P: 0113 246 7467


An award-winning exhibitions venue, research centre, library and sculpture archive, the Institute hosts a year-round programme of exhibitions, conferences, lectures, research, and publications that aim to expand the understanding and scholarship of historical and contemporary sculpture. The Institute is a part of The Henry Moore Foundation, which was set up by Moore in 1977 to encourage appreciation of the visual arts, especially sculpture. Located in the heart of Leeds, the Henry Moore Institute is the centre for the study of sculpture.

How To Get to Henry Moore Institute

The Henry Moore Institute is situated next to Leeds Art Gallery in the heart of the city centre. Leeds is 200 miles north of London, and is easily accessible on the motorway system. Leeds train station is just a few minutes' walk away and there are good bus links throughout Yorkshire. To help plan your journey, please see the websites below by car www.theaa.com by rail www.nationalrail.co.uk by bus www.wymetro.com by air www.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk

Opening time

  • Tuesdays: 11:00- 17:30
  • Wednesdays: 11:00- 20:00
  • Thursdays: 11:00- 17:30
  • Fridays: 11:00- 17:30
  • Saturdays: 11:00- 17:30
  • Sundays: 11:00- 17:30

General Info

Open six days a week, our galleries present solo and group exhibitions of sculpture from all over the world, across the historical and the contemporary. We curate the Leeds Art Gallery Archive and Sculpture Collection, and present in our Sculpture Study Galleries displays of recent acquisitions. Throughout the year we organize conferences and talks that explore how sculpture is understood today, and host international research fellows to develop new understandings of the study of sculpture. Our Library holds over 20,000 books, catalogues and pamphlets, as well as subscribing to specialist journals, collecting artists’ books and an audio archive. Please note that the Library is Mon - Tues 10:00-17:30; Weds 10:00 - 20:00; Thursday - Saturday 10:00 - 17:30 and 13:00 - 17:30 on Sundays.

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