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Kettle's Yard House and Gallery

Address: Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 748100
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Ranked #12 of 188 things to do in Cambridge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art galleries, Historic sites, Art museums, Museums, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: Kettle’s Yard is a house with a permanent collection of early twentieth century works of art and a...
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Type: Art galleries, Historic sites, Art museums, Museums, Shopping & Fashion, Sights & Landmarks
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 5:00 pm
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.

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Leicestershire
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 

Gibraltar
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Someday - all museums/galleries will be like this! Started with the gallery - fascinating small exhibition. Thoughtfully arranged and informative. Visited the adjoining House/permanent collection. Rang the bell to a lovely, genuine welcome. We were made to feel relaxed although it was a busy day. Lots of space to sit and appreciate the surroundings. Great that there are no labels,... More 

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Kent
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Friends had recommended this place but i didn't really know what to expect. I went round the gallery first but soon realised that the main attraction is the house. This is in fact several small cottages knocked through to create a lovely open plan feel. When you enter you initially feel that it is all quite small scale but once... More 

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Northampton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

It's a collection of 20th century art in a restful relaxed home. It feels just like dropping in on a friend's house while they happen to be out. It's peaceful. The guides are friendly, like acquaintances and you can sit on the comfortable chairs and take in the art, or just chill out. There are no ropes The art is... More 

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Hatfield, England, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Do not leave Cambridge before visiting this little gem of a place. For art lovers Cambridge is one hell of a place but this tiny gallery and its next door house is for me the jewel in the crown. First the gallery...owned and run by The University Of Cambridge it is a modern light airy place that specialises on British... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

What an experience ! I just loved this house. From the moment the door was opened by the very courteous gentleman to the time I reluctlantly had to leave, I found a beautiful object, painting or space to admire. On arrival, we were told not to touch anything but that we could sit on any one of the many chairs... More 

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