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Kettle's Yard House and Gallery

Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ, England
01223 748100
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Ranked #9 of 106 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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Cambridge, UK
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69 reviews 69 reviews
19 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

gorgeous objects set inside Jim Eades home. It's fabulous to be able to walk around and see things in situ and see how it was lived amongst. Fabulous place to visit!

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

This is an interesting building housing some wonderful pictures and sculptures. You enter through a hidden door into an intriguing house that expands into a gallery. The house looks lived -in with bathroom, bedrooms etc.

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Rhyl
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25 reviews 25 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Hi light of Cambridge for our group,free entry but please leave a donation. We stayed about 2 hours chatting to the guides, very friendly and informative.The old part blends excellently with the new.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a hidden gem, set on the outskirts of town. We went initially expecting to visit a gallery, not realising that the house behind is really the true attraction. Jim Ede left his house to Cambridge University and it is a spacious, light home filled with beautiful things. Paintings, sculptures, drawings, ceramics and stones are all thoughtfully placed. You... More

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Glasgow
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8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This is a really interesting house once lived in by the artists Jim Ede and his wife. It now displays some of their collection of twentieth century art as well as arts and craft furniture. However, the building still feels like a home rather than an art gallery. it's also free to visit.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Absorb and immerse yourself in the surroundings of the art and furniture placed in this wonderful property all for free

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

This place is easy to find, and totally free. The gallery is quite interesting, and has various exhibitions, but it is the house which is mind-blowing. An imaginatively adapted row of old cottages has been turned into a series of fascinating rooms, lived in until 1990 by Jim Ede, an ex curator at the Tate Gallery. A variety of rooms,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

charming house with some lovely pieces that I was not familiar with - and v helpful guides. i am now a big fan of william congdon. the separate gallery space contains more challenging pieces / installations- would recommend watching the videos first to orient yourself

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Griffith, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Loved the house, the art and the concepts found inside. The contemporary art gallery beside the house has temporary exhibitions.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

An intriguing and beguiling venue, be sure to ask the volunteers about the exhibits and get a catalogue - Jim Edes' voice is the essential accompaniment to this venue.

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