Opening Hours

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

Access Information & Contact Us

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+44 (0)1223 748 100


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Photo: Martin Bond
Jamie Fobert Architects, photo: Hufton + Crow 2018
Photo: Martin Bond
Second floor Ede Room
photo: Josh Murfitt
Drinks reception in the new welcome area, photo: Josh Murfitt
Garden Kitchen Cafe at Kettle’s Yard
photo: Josh Murfitt
Jamie Fobert Architects, photo: Hufton + Crow 2018
photo: Josh Murfitt
Drinks reception in the House, photo: Josh Murfitt
photo: Josh Murfitt
Second floor meeting room

Kettle’s Yard with new galleries and social spaces is available for private and corporate hire following the much anticipated re-opening in February 2018.

The beautiful House with its remarkable collection of modern art preserved in an intimate, domestic setting includes work by some of the most significant artists of the last century. Complementing the world-class permanent collection are new light filled galleries displaying a changing programme of exhibitions.

We offer spaces for a wide range of events including small one day meetings, product launches, recruitment events and elegant drinks receptions.  In the summer months doors can be opened to make the most of the terrace area and Jim Ede’s exquisite small cottage garden.

Private tours can be arranged out of hours ending with a glass of wine or champagne and before-we-open tours may include a delicious breakfast at the café. Curator led tours are available for an in-depth exploration of the permanent collection or gallery and exhibition introductions from our education staff are the perfect way to make the most of the work on show.

Thank you so much for hosting our Marlay Group Patrons last night. The new Kettle’s Yard looks amazing. It was a wonderful evening.
Katie Grundy, The Fitzwilliam Museum

We have had lovely feedback from our guests about the event and they all loved the space … we would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Kettle’s Yard for supporting the event, on the lead up, on the night and post event, including on social media etc. – you have all be fantastic and it felt as though we were all part of the same team, which has made working with you guys very easy!
Meet Cambridge

Spaces for Hire

The Galleries

Two bold and beautiful new gallery spaces, designed by award winning architect Jamie Fobert display an exciting quarterly programme of new art.  The Sackler Gallery & Gallery 2 will host world class exhibitions – the perfect backdrop for out-of-hours events. Hire the welcome area with access to the current exhibitions on an exclusive basis for up to 300 guests for a drinks reception.

Please note no food or drinks are allowed in the galleries themselves.

Exceptional and Inspiring Spaces

Kettle’s Yard meeting rooms provide the perfect setting for business meetings, presentations, workshops, product launches, seminars & team building events.

  • The Ede Room
    The Ede Room is a light, spacious room with windows overlooking Castle Street on the 2nd floor of the Education Wing.  Providing a perfect backdrop for creative working days, this light and airy space is equipped with a fully integrated 96” HD screen with multiple AV connections and Wifi for Powerpoint.
    Capacities: 50 standing /40 theatre /24 cabaret/18 boardroom/16 classroom /16 U-shape
  • The Clore Learning Space
    The Clore Learning Space, flooded with light from high windows, is located in the new education wing.  A flexible self-contained space only steps away from our main galleries, the Clore is designed to inspire.
    Capacities: 60 standing /30 theatre /30 cabaret/16 boardroom/20 classroom
    Equipped with fully integrated HD screen with multiple AV connections and Wifi for Powerpoint

The House

Today many consider the House a work of art in it’s own right. Seating 110, or 90 if a clear view of the presentation area is required, the House extension is available for talks, lectures, meetings and tours.

Filming & Photography

Kettle’s Yard is available for photo shoots and filming all day each Monday and at certain other times by arrangement.

See shots from J W Anderson’s Cruise Collection show at Kettle’s Yard here.


All catering arrangements must be made directly with one of our approved caterers, a list of which will be provided. These suppliers have clear instructions of which food and drinks may be served at Kettle’s Yard. No drinks or food are allowed in the galleries or the House (unless by prior agreement).

The Garden Kitchen

Our on-site caterer is the Garden Kitchen, the café at Kettle’s Yard.  Out of hours, the café can be hired for private dining. In the summer we can arrange dinners on the terrace for up to 20 diners.

Room Capacities

Gallery & Foyer – 300 standing

Clore Learning Space – 60 standing /30 theatre /30 cabaret/16 boardroom/20 classroom

Ede Room – 50 standing /40 theatre /24 cabaret/18 boardroom/16 classroom /16 U-shape

The House seats 90

Contact Us

To arrange or discuss an event, or to find out rates, please contact Sarah Banbery at or call 01223 761875.

All income generated through venue hire goes towards the conservation and care of the collection and the development of the on-going education and exhibition programmes.

Group tours

We recommend that large groups arrange private tours of the House outside of our regular opening hours. These can usually be arranged on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays before 12 noon or after 5pm depending on availability and must be booked at least one month in advance of your visit.

Please contact to find out more.