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

Please note that our galleries will be closed on
Sunday 16 September 2018
Sunday 23 September 2018
Sunday 30 September 2018
Tuesday 2 October 2018
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+44 (0)1223 748 100


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There is level access from Castle Street. From Northampton Street there is stepped access to Kettle’s Yard.


Park Street car park, an 8 minute walk from Kettle’s Yard has 8 designated spaces for Blue Badge Holders which allow the first 3 hours of parking for free.

All on street Pay & Display parking is free to Blue Badge users, the nearest pay and display is on Pound Hill, 2 minutes walk away. There is level access to Kettle’s Yard from Pound Hill to the Castle St entrance, but it is quite a narrow pavement and steep in parts.

The House

The House is partially accessible for wheelchair users. The upper part of the ground floor extension area of the House is accessible for wheelchair users, and if you call in advance or ask at the information desk when you arrive we can arrange to put a ramp out so that the whole of the downstairs extension area is accessible. We regret that the rest of the House is not possible to access in a wheelchair due to the historic nature of the building. There is no lift in the House.

There is a virtual tour of the House online here.

There are several sets of stairs in the House, including a spiral staircase. Please let a Visitor Assistant know if you would prefer not to use the spiral staircase and we can provide an alternative route around the House.

The galleries, entrance area and education wing

The galleries, where exhibitions are shown, and all areas of the education wing are fully accessible. There is a lift giving access to all floors in the Education Wing located past the galleries, just beside the Clore Learning Studio on the ground floor.

We have wheelchair accessible toilets.

Hearing loops are fitted at the information desk and in event spaces.

We provide touch tours for most exhibitions for partially sighted people and their friends – email to find out more.  We can provide large print versions of texts in the exhibitions, please ask at the information desk, call or email us to request this. We also have magnifying glasses available from the information desk.

Kettle’s Yard welcomes assistance and service dogs in the galleries, shop and café. Due to the nature of our collection in the House, access for assistance and service dogs may be restricted. Please call +44 (0) 1223 748 100, email or speak to our Visitor Assistants at the information desk for further details.

The Café

The lower area of the café, next to the entrance area, is accessible for wheelchair users. As this space is limited, wheelchair users and their party can reserve spaces at these tables. Call ahead or visit the information desk to book. Please check with a member of café staff if you have any particular dietary needs.


Wheelchair users and their carers can reserve spaces at seated events at Kettle’s Yard, including concerts. Please get in touch if you would like to reserve a space on +44 (0) 1223 748100,