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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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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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 Hidden Treasure

What a delight to see a home filled with lovely furntire and art work of its time. There is certainly an artistic vibe in the house and you can imagine all the meetings of like... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
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Cognac, France
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Cognac, France
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

What a delight to see a home filled with lovely furntire and art work of its time. There is certainly an artistic vibe in the house and you can imagine all the meetings of like minded people happening in there. The staff were very informative and made it a pleasure to visit.

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Leicester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

The gallery is worth visiting, but unremarkable. However, the house is a fascinating and unusual attraction that should be a must visit for anyone looking around Cambridge.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My parents were in Cambridge for a month and spent time in London, York and Italy. We went to every museum in Cambridge, and Kettle's Yard was by far their favorite.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The energies and relationships between the place and all its contents and the relationships between them all.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

One of the best hidden gems in Cambridge. The house is delightful, especially on days with the sun streaming through the windows. Owned and furnished by Jim Ede when he was Director of the Tate Gallery, then given over to the University following his death, you can imagine that you live in a wonderful home surrounded by fine C20th art,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

The gallery was good and the house itself interesting enough but the Staff working there left a lot to be desired. They did not make us feel welcome so it spoiled our visit.

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

I'm sorry to hear that you had a disappointing visit. We would like to follow this up with our staff so it would be helpful to know when you visited and any further details you might be able to give. We hope that you do feel able to visit in the future and can have a better experience. Freya Jewitt,... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Many people who visit Kettle’s Yard for the first time speak of the delight of an unexpected discovery. Regular visitors to the Gallery and House experience much the same pleasure: the modern work shown in the Gallery is always stimulating; and with each visit the House yields fresh revelations. The current exhibition in the Gallery is ‘New Rhythms: Henri Gaudier-Brzeska,... More 

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Ramsey, Isle of Man
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

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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