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Kettle's Yard House and Gallery

Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ, England
01223 748100
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Ranked #13 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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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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
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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
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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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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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Kettles Yard is an interesting gallery which was the residence of Jim Ede, an ex-curator of the Tate Museum and his wife Helen. He collected the works of 20th century art and artefacts which were displayed in the house with number of cottages attached; Kettles Yard was donated to Cambridge University so students can enjoy the house and the artefacts... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Having unsuccessfully tried to see The Backs, I followed the Main Road to Kettles Yard. I found a small green, an old house, not Open, but with unkempt front garden. At the rear was an Art Gallery, which looked open, but they were rehanging...or removing Art, and the place was full of ladders and the such like. The tiny Chapel... More

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Kettlesyard, Public Relations Manager at Kettle's Yard House and Gallery, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. I am very sorry that you seemed to visit when we were closed, we do have to close the gallery when we are installing new exhibitions, however the house and permanent collection remain open our usual hours, Tues-Sun 12-5pm. I hope you will be able to visit again when everything is open. More

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