The Henry Moore Institute in Leeds

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Henry Moore Institute
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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.

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Opening Hours

  • Tuesday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Wednesday10:00am - 8:00pm
  • Thursday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Friday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday10:00am - 5:00pm
  • Sunday10:00am - 5:00pm

Always double check opening hours with the venue before making a special visit.

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