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Kettle's Yard House and Gallery

Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ, England
01223 748100
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Ranked #12 of 107 attractions in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Galleries, Historic Sites, Art Museums
Owner description: Kettle’s Yard is a house with a permanent collection of early twentieth century works of art and a gallery presenting a changing programme of... more » Owner description: Kettle’s Yard is a house with a permanent collection of early twentieth century works of art and a gallery presenting a changing programme of contemporary and modern art exhibitions. There is a lively programme of events including music and workshops. « less
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London, United Kingdom
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55 reviews 55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I have loved this place for decades and its modernist beauty and quirky contents and style have made me covet it for years! Kettle's Yard house has been an inspiration to interior design gurus and stylists for decades and the art on display is superb!

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Matching Green, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

We almost missed it entirely as there is an unimpressive little gallery and shop next door which we thought was it and we can't be the only people! To enter the actual House you have to knock on a closed wooden door, but once let in you are in an absolute peach of a museum of art focussing on Ben... More

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London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I never knew it existed though I had been to Cambridge many times. A chance mention over breakfast by a fellow guest took us there and we were delighted. It is a cross between an art gallery, a house visit and a place to sit down. It is a veritable Tardis, huge inside and beautifully laid out with paintings, sculptures... More

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reigate
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Forget Tate Modern and its crowds and come to Kettles Yard for a much better experience of art. In the old house you can see art at close quarters in a domestic setting. Some great 20th century artists on display including Miro, Ben and Winifred Nicholson, William Scott and many more. Helpful staff on hand to discuss the paintings with.... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

If you like good art and a totally relaxing environment (lots of sofas to sit on), this is idyllic. I cant submit this unless I do 50 characters but really, what more is there to say, so am waffling.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Kettles yard house is unique. Cambridge is full of museums, and some of them are wonderful. But lots of other cities around the world have wonderful museums. Kettles Yard house is much more than a museum or a gallery. I am not even going to bother to try and explain how wonderful this little house is, you will just have... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

In contrast, the house is a varying calming space full of unexpected surprises. Made use the library on a number of visits

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LONDON
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Been visiting this wonderful place for almost 20 years now and still LOVE going round this charming house. A great collection of Art, Sculpture, Furniture in the way the owner had left it ( Jim and Helen Ede ). My Top tip is too be there when it first opens, so you get the chance to be one of the... More

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

A brilliant gallery. It is quite small but worth visiting the house which is part of the museum. A lovely way to spend a few hours.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This is a house which is, in fact a museum full of artworks, artefacts and furniture in an informal setting. It is deceptively spacious and very thoughtfully laid out without the usual labelling associated with a formal museum. The concept originated when the original owner, Jim Ede, an ex- curator of the Tate Gallery and his wife opened his house... More

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