The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

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Henry Moore Institute, art gallery in Leeds
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The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds, 74 The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AH – Visit Now

The Henry Moore Institute forms part of the Henry Moore Foundation which was setup by the Castleton-born artist in 1997 after he claimed that “there wasn’t a single piece of sculpture in my home town” while “Leeds Art Gallery had nothing of any value”. Today the art centre not only boasts one of the strongest public collections of sculpture in Britain, but it also leads an ambition programme of exhibitions and research designed to shape the way we view sculpture and ‘make a significant impact on the future of art history’.

The Institute is firmly rooted in Leeds, where it works in partnership with Leeds Art Gallery to manage the sculpture collection and archive of Leeds Museums and Galleries. All of its activities are aimed towards continuing Moore’s legacy by making sculpture a necessary and relevant part of contemporary culture.

Opening Hours

  • Mon: Closed
  • Tue: 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Wed: 11:00am – 8:00pm
  • Thu: 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Fri: 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sat: 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Sun: 11:00am – 5:30pm
  • Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit

Things to do at The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

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Simeon Barclay: Bus2move at The Tetley
Exhibitions 27 October 2018–3 February 2019, FREE

Simeon Barclay: Bus2move at The Tetley

Senga Nengudi – The Henry Moore Institute
Exhibitions 21 September 2018–17 February 2019, FREE

Senga Nengudi at the Henry Moore Institute

Motion Sickness at STOCK Gallery
Exhibitions 12 January–1 February 2019, FREE

Motion Sickness at STOCK Gallery

Families 5 December 2018–1 June 2019, from £5.25

Patternarium at Eureka!

Activity 8 January–15 April 2019, FREE

Gallery Interpreter Tour at The Lowry