Bourne Maquette Studio. Photo: Jonty Wilde
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.
Henry Moore Studios & Gardens
Dane Tree House, Perry Green
01279 843 333
Closed for the winter. Re-opening 14 April 2017.
Wednesday - Sunday, and Bank Holidays, 11am - 5pm
Hoglands. Photo: Jonty Wilde
Henry Moore, Sheep Piece © The Henry Moore Foundation. Photo: Menor
Henry Moore. Photo: Errol Jackson
Aisled Barn. Photo: Jonty Wilde
Summer House. Photo: Sarah Mercer