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Kettle's Yard House and Gallery

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Address: Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 748100
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Description: Kettle's Yard is a house with a permanent collection of early twentieth...
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. KETTLE'S YARD WILL CLOSE FROM 22 JUNE 2015 FOR A MAJOR REDEVELOPMENT, SEE THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
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A delightful chance find.

I'd heard of Kettle's Gallery, but in fact came upon it by chance. I went in seeing a Gaudier-Brzeszka exhibition advertised on a poster outside. The exhibition was instructive... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Ramsey, Isle of Man
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Ramsey, Isle of Man
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

I'd heard of Kettle's Gallery, but in fact came upon it by chance. I went in seeing a Gaudier-Brzeszka exhibition advertised on a poster outside. The exhibition was instructive and delightful, and the receptionist recommended a visit to the adjacent house, which was about to open. Had to wait a little to get in as visitors are admitted a few... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

We thought we'd take a quick look inside, but the house is perfect to wander around in for hours trying to find all the hidden secrets!

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Bedford, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This is how art should be displayed and seen!. In a relaxed and homely environment, you are encouraged to sit in the many chairs and simply enjoy this wonderful collection of art. There is a gallery next to the house with many fine exhibits but the house is the star attraction. Take time to enjoy this lovely place. Highly recommended.

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Leics, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Kettle's yard has to be one of the best galleries in the UK. I have visited it several times and each time I see something new that I hadn't noticed before. Based in the former home of an art collector, Jim Ede, this has to be one of the best permanent collections of 20th century art in a public gallery.... More 

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Leek, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Kettle's Yard is very homely and full of art and sculpture. It used to be four cottages but has been knocked into one. There are plenty of chairs and sofas around and visitors are encouraged to sit on them so that they can enjoy the art and things of interest around the cottage. It is a different sort of museum... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I am a gallery goer, and Kettle's Yard is one of my favourites (in the world!!). I've seen some wonderful exhibitions there. The house its self, put together by the legendary Jim Ede, is an amazing fusion of art and life. Be careful, though, I think the house is closing for a while, but with the attached gallery remaining open.... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review, I'm glad that you enjoy Kettle's Yard. Just so you know, the gallery and house will close from 22 June 2015 while we undertake a major redevelopment. We are delighted to be beginning work on our major development project. Kettle’s Yard: Looking Ahead will create a new Education Wing, environmentally controlled galleries and improved... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

With two friends, we see out to Cambridge by train from London. Kettle's Yard was the highlight of our tour. Picturesque, interesting with beautiful sculptures and prints set in the quaint cottages. The vision of Mr Ede has been faithfully fulfilled. Free? THEY COULD HAVE CHARGED £10,it would still have been good value.. Kettles Yardis an absolute must see for... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Kettle's Yard has some very good contemporary art exhibitions. The House is an interesting and tranquil space- well worth a visit.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Wonderful........an eclectic and delightful art collection and a quite perfect living space.....all rounded and complemented by the friendly and knowledgeable staff.... If you are in Cambridge this must be your first stop!!!!!

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Very interesting, a wonderful escape from the crowds in Cambridge city centre. Always notice something different

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