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Kettle's Yard

Art Gallery

Castle Street
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB3 0AQ

Tel: 01223 748100

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Kettle's Yard

Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful house with a remarkable collection of modern art and a gallery that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions.

For 16 years, Kettle's Yard was the home of Jim Ede, the first modern art curator at the Tate Gallery, and his wife, Helen. The house contains Ede's art collection, including paintings by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, David Jones and Joan Miro and sculpture by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

In the house, painting and sculpture are interlaced with furniture, glass, ceramics and natural objects. Jim Ede hoped that Kettle's Yard would be a place where visitors would 'find a home and a welcome refuge of peace and order, of the visual arts and of music'.

'This is one of the best things I've ever been to in my travels and I stumbled on it by accident', recent visitor to Kettle's Yard.

'One of the country's most intimate and spell binding museums.... restorative, homely yet life changing' Britain's Best Museums and Galleries, Penguin 2004.

After two years of development we are very excited to announce that the House and Gallery will open on 10 February 2018.

We look forward to welcoming you to our new galleries, education wing, cafe and shop.
Please visit their website for details.

Opening Times

* Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12 – 5pm

Prices

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Kettle’s Yard House, tickets are required, but free. The galleries, shop and café are free to visit with no tickets needed.

Free, timed entry to the House is every 10 minutes. The House is open 12 – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Tickets are available online up to one month in advance or in person on the day of your visit. Half of our House tickets are available to book in person at Kettle’s Yard. If the day of your planned visit is booked out online, you can still visit. We recommend arriving early to avoid long waiting times.

Please go to the information desk on arrival at Kettle’s Yard. There you can get your ticket or redeem your booking made online. You can ask our friendly Front of House team any questions before you enter and you can buy an illustrated House Guide which will tell you more about the artworks in each room. Please note there are no labels by artworks in the House.

Advance booking is available for every other entry time to the House starting from 12.10pm.

Click here to find out more and to book a free ticket now: http://www.kettlesyard.co.uk/visit/visiting-the-house/

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