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Kettle's Yard House and Gallery

Closed Now: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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What a house!

This house is amazing. I never heard about Jim Ede but learned he had been working for Tate for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Tervuren, Belgium
Much has changed

Much has changed since I last visited Kettle’s Yard fifteen years ago, but thankfully the house has... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Sleaford, United Kingdom
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  • Average5%
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Come to Kettle's Yard to enjoy art in an inspiring setting. Experience changing exhibitions in our new galleries and explore a wonderful collection of art in a historic house. And it is all free. The new Kettle's Yard opened in February 2018 with...more
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Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ, England
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 January 2015

Someday - all museums/galleries will be like this! Started with the gallery - fascinating small exhibition. Thoughtfully arranged and informative. Visited the adjoining House/permanent collection. Rang the bell to a lovely, genuine welcome. We were made to feel relaxed although it was a busy day....More

5  Thank Ralph L
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 27 September 2012

I realise that this review will seem out of keeping with most of the other reviews. If you are adults of normal size and mobility and do not have any children with you, and have already divested yourself of bags, coats or long cardigans, you...More

4  Thank CambridgeFriends
Kettlesyard, Public Relations Manager at Kettle's Yard House and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 2 October 2012

We are very disappointed to hear of your experience visiting the house at Kettle's Yard recently. We did have a greater number of visitors coming through that day and the staff in the house were under extra pressure, however we do not think it is...More

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Reviewed yesterday

This house is amazing. I never heard about Jim Ede but learned he had been working for Tate for many years. I love Tate, have visited both in London and St Ives. The Yard House is a unique house which is another must on your...More

Thank degtravel
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Much has changed since I last visited Kettle’s Yard fifteen years ago, but thankfully the house has not changed other than the addition of security cameras and some much needed structural work. The curation of the house has been well preserved. There is now a...More

Thank DRBrand
Reviewed 2 days ago

Such an excellent collection of wonderful art to come and marvel at I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Kettle's yard is a kind of niche market art gallery, often thought-provoking and well worth a visit if in Cambridge. the galleries are relatively small but the exhibitions are well-laid out and dynamic in theme and presentation. The programme changes regularly so it's worth seeing...More

Thank davidcI8078LF
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The house and gallery is outstanding and staff in both locations knowledgable and helpful. Visit spoiled by rule that handbags are not allowed in the house and attitude of staff at the reception . The website uses normal words for galleries and museums that “bags”...More

Thank dls_user
Kettlesyard, Public Relations Manager at Kettle's Yard House and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your comment on your recent visit to Kettle’s Yard. We are sorry that you felt your recent visit was spoilt by the bags policy. Bags and large coats are not allowed in the House for conservation and security reasons. The House at...More

Reviewed 5 days ago

This little piece of history was intriguing . Jim Ede had collected so much art and displayed it for himself and his wife. The pieces are exactly as he placed them, which are done so well, with careful thought to each place a person would...More

Thank Lisa P
Reviewed 1 week ago

Simply one of the best galleries in the UK. Beautifully curated as it was by Jim Edes. Dont rush and spend time perusing the vast range of books in the library section. Food not bad. Staff have great knowledge and are keen to help and...More

Thank kewone
Reviewed 1 week ago

On a planned family day out, with elderly parents . We were really looking forward to this visit. The house is stunning, the recent exhibition.... wonderful. But vey dissapointed by the attitude of the staff 'guarding' the small gallery room. The young girl In the...More

Thank Selina W
Kettlesyard, Public Relations Manager at Kettle's Yard House and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are sorry to hear that you felt that you were treated poorly by staff on your recent visit here. We have raised it with our team of Visitor Assistants. We do have many sensitive works in the current exhibition and many of them are...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visited to see what the new extension is like. Regretfully, did not find it inspiring, just another modern cube to fit into the available space. Jim Ede's house is still delightful and it's always interesting to look at his collection and how he arranged it,...More

Thank Karen C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Kettle’s yard house and gallery has recently reopened after a renovation/revamp closure. The gallery itself is a contemporary art space but don’t let this put you off if you are a traditionalist. The house is a unique space, a formal house of Jim Ede... art...More

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