Kettle’s Yard

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Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. It is both a beautiful house containing a collection of modern art, and a gallery that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions, workshops and projects.

This activity is good for wellbeing because

  • it invites you to slow down and take notice;
  • it supports your creativity;
  • it can help you to connect with other people.

‘I think all through your ages you need your mind to be stretched and your attitudes to be stretched as well. And so, you just keep throwing it at us and we’ll keep doing it’. Feedback from participant in a creative community project.

What to expect

Kettle’s Yard was previously the home of the art curator Jim Ede and his wife Helen. Jim filled the House with paintings, sculptures, furniture, glass, ceramics and natural objects. In 1966 Jim gave the House and all of its contents to the University of Cambridge, and it is now open for the public to enjoy.

In addition to the House, there are also galleries which host exhibitions, and a range of activities and workshops run for adults, children and families. You can find details of current and upcoming exhibitions and other events on the What’s On page of the Kettle’s Yard website.

If you would like to visit the House or exhibitions you are recommended to book a ticket in advance on the Kettle’s Yard website. Visiting exhibitions is free but they ask for an optional donation. There is a charge for adults to visit the House, but there are concessions available.

More information

There is no parking available at Kettle’s Yard. If you use the Madingley Road Park & Ride service there is a bus stop on Bridge Street, a short walk from the Museum.

The exhibition galleries are fully accessible to wheelchair users. Unfortunately only around a quarter of the House is accessible to wheelchair users, due to the historic nature of the building. There is more information about accessibility on the Kettle’s Yard website. If you have any questions contact [email protected] or phone 01223 748100.

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It is free to visit exhibitions at Kettle’s Yard. Some events and workshops are also free. Entry to the House is free for those aged 25 and under, those with limited mobility and carers.

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Those aged 26 and over need to pay an admission fee to visit the House, but there are concessions available. There is a charge for some events and workshops.

How to contact

Where to go

Kettle's Yard
Castle Street
Cambridge CB3 0AQ

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