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

The galleries and research space will be closed from 8 May – 21 May 2018 as we install our next exhibition.

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+44 (0)1223 748 100


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Make Your Map, credit: Catarina Rodrigues
Variations on a Weekend Theme, credit: Josh Murfitt
On Your Doorstep
I come from a place, credit: Josh Murfitt

Kettle’s Yard’s Community programme aims to establish a long-term creative partnership with our neighbours in North Cambridge through a three year collaboration, Open House, supported by Paul Hamlyn Foundation and Cambridge City Council.

Find out more about other projects with our local community here.

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Open House

Open House is a long-term creative programme with Kettle’s Yard and communities in North Cambridge. Each year the community selects the Open House Artist in Residence.

Harold Offeh
Harold Offeh has been selected by the community to be the Open House Artist in Residence for 2017. Harold will be working with communities in North Cambridge to explore the local area from April 2017 until the end of September 2017.

Isabella Martin, You Are Here
The second Open House Artist in Residence, Isabella Martin, worked with local residents to explore the area and create a new map in a project called You Are Here. The project is inspired by Kettle’s Yard, celebrating all the individual and unique things which make a place special.

Emma Smith, Variations on a Weekend Theme
Emma Smith, our first Open House Artist in Residence, collaborated with local communities to develop a new performative artwork exploring people’s restorative pastimes entitled Variations on a Weekend Theme.

More information on the Open House programme and residencies, and live updates on research, ideas, and activity can be found here or to join our Open House mailing list, please contact the following staff:

Karen Thomas, Community Officer
Liz Ballard, Open House Assistant Curator

Open House Community Days – Last Tuesday of every month

Come along to our creative introductions to Kettle’s Yard for community groups. Our new programme on monthly Community Days builds on our experiences in North Cambridge. All activities are free but must be booked in advance. We welcome individual referrals or small groups to take part in the following activities:

  • Mucky Mits 10am – 11am

Early Years art activities for families facing challenges – developed in partnership with the Red Hen Project.

  • Chats in Chairs 12 noon – 1pm

For adults who are long-term residents of Cambridge and are learning English as an additional language. These sessions develop speaking and listening skills inspired by the Kettle’s Yard House and exhibitions. Developed in partnership with ESOL Café.

  • Pearls of Wisdom 2pm – 3.30pm

Pearls of Wisdom is an intergenerational creative project developed by Cambridge Art Salon. These discussion-based sessions for older people will be led by an artist and inspired by artworks at Kettle’s Yard. Children will create responses to the elder’s ‘Pearls of Wisdom’ for sharing more widely with the community.

  • MAKE IT! 4.30 – 6pm

For young people aged 10 – 15 years. Join us for an informal session of art-making inspired by artworks at Kettle’s Yard. Each session will feature a carousel of creative activities led by an artist, alongside snacks and music. Come along, chill out and be inspired. (From March 2018).

To find out more and to book for any of these activities, please call 01223 748100 or email