Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Please note the House opens at 12pm, with last entry to the House at 4.20pm. To visit the House you will need to pre-book a ticket. Click here to book now.

Please note Kettle’s Yard will be closed on 1 July 2022 for a private event.

Access Information & Contact Us

Find access information here. 

+44 (0)1223 748 100


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Find out What’s On at Kettle’s Yard here.

Please note the galleries will be closed between 20 June and 1 July whilst we install our next exhibition. Howardena Pindell: A New Language will open on 2 July. The House, shop and café will be open as usual.

Visiting Kettle’s Yard

Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. Kettle’s Yard is a beautiful House with a remarkable collection of modern art and a gallery that hosts modern and contemporary art exhibitions.

Kettle’s Yard is open Tuesday – Sunday, 11am – 5pm.

Please note we are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays but are open on 2 and 3 June.

We recommend you book a free, timed ticket to visit the House and the galleries. If the House is fully booked, you can still visit the exhibition by booking an exhibition only ticket. Pre-booking for the exhibition is recommended but you can also come along to the galleries on the day you wish to visit and book your visit at this time.

Book your free ticket here

Please note Kettle’s Yard will be closed on 1 July 2022 for a private event.

Exhibition Tickets

If you wish to visit the exhibition only, please book an Exhibition Only Ticket. This ticket does not give entry into the House. If you would like to visit the House as well, please book a House Ticket.

If you have any difficulty using the ticket booking system please email or call us on +44 (0)1223 748 100. We will aim to respond as soon as possible but please note the telephone line and email inbox are manned intermittently at the weekends.

Book an Exhibition Only ticket here

House Tickets

If you wish to visit the House, you will need to book a House Ticket. House tickets include entry to our current exhibition.

You will be taken through the House, with each visit lasting 40 minutes. You will then be taken to the galleries, where there is no time limit on your visit.

If the House is fully booked, you can still visit the exhibition galleries by booking an Exhibition Only Ticket.

Please note last entry to the House is at 4.20pm.

Click here to book a House Ticket

Important information for your visit to the House and galleries

  • Please arrive 5 minutes before your timed entry slot. There is a high demand for tickets to the House. If you arrive late we cannot guarantee entry to the House and your place may be given to someone else.
  • Due to conservation and security reasons, no bags, including handbags, or large coats are allowed in the House. Please leave bags at home where possible. If you do bring a bag it will be kept behind the desk until your House visit is complete.
  • If you are not well please stay at home and cancel you ticket so that it can be made available to someone else
  • Hand sanitiser will be available throughout your visit.
  • Some areas of the House are small. It is a personal choice if you wish to wear a face covering.
  • Please note that the House is not fully wheelchair accessible. For access information please visit our access page online or call 01223 748100.
  • There is a virtual tour of the House available online here.
  • No food or drink are allowed in the House and galleries.
  • Photography is encouraged but we ask that you do not use flash. Commercial photography and filming is not allowed unless advance permission is given.
  • Children who will be carried do not need a ticket. Please note that the House is not suitable for buggies.

Support Us

Thank you to all those who have already donated. Entrance is free, and if you haven’t already and are able, we strongly urge you to give a donation. It will help us through this difficult time and beyond. You can read more about why we need your donations here.