Henry Moore Studios and Gardens
Over 70 acres of gardens and countryside, displaying Henry Moore's sculptures in the setting he created with his wife Irina.
- Guided Tours
- Historic garden
- Family activities
The prolific British sculptor Henry Moore (1898-1986) and his wife Irina moved out of London during the Blitz in 1940. They initially made their home in half of Hoglands, a former farmhouse, before buying the whole building on the profits of Moore's 1939 Reclining Figure. 'I think we may stay here for some time,' Moore wrote back to a friend. In fact, they stayed at Hoglands for the rest of their lives, gradually acquiring more land and studio space, while Irina Moore cultivated and landscaped the surrounding garden. The Henry Moore Foundation purchased the house from the Moores' daughter, Mary, in 2004 and it opened to visitors in 2007.
Today, visitors to the Studios & Gardens can explore Henry Moore's work in the landscape in which it was created, along with the studios and a new visitor centre. Visits to Hoglands can also be made by guided tour every half hour.