Temporary Closure

Following the latest Government guidance, Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery is temporarily closed to help protect visitors, staff and the wider community.  If you have booked a ticket for a future date we will be in touch as soon as the situation is clear.

Opening Hours

House, galleries, café and shop:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: Closed
Thursday: Closed
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed

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+44 (0)1223 748 100


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What's your favourite spot in the House? This area is called 'The Bridge'. 🌿🌱 When Jim and Helen Ede remodelled their derelict cottages to create Kettle’s Yard in 1956, they constructed a walkway to connect a row of three small cottages to a fourth separate cottage. This walkway is called The Bridge. Jim installed a large window on The Bridge and created a small conservatory of plants. The interspersing of greenery among shells, stones, glass buoys and works of art reminds us that Jim viewed his collection as a living and ever-changing entity. Here, the importance Jim placed on the inclusion of natural objects in his collection is emphasised. 🐚🌀

Read our latest ‘Furniture Focus’ blog, written by our Visitor Assistant and resident furniture expert, Andrew Smith. In this instalment, we take a closer look at the tallboy cabinet in the upper extension and the lowboy in Helen Ede’s bedroom. Visit www.kettlesyard.co.uk/about/blog to read the full story ✨✨

Join us for an online talk on 10 March, with curator and writer Barley Roscoe, about the work of Ernest Gimson, Arts and Crafts architect and designer. Roscoe will guide us through Gimson’s life as a significant presence within the Arts and Crafts Movement. Originally encouraged by William Morris, Gimson’s career encompassed architecture and designs for furniture, metalwork, plaster decoration, embroidery and more. She will also introduce Stoneywell Cottage, pictured here, which was designed by Gimson. Image: Interior shot of Stoneywell, Gimson Family Archive Click the 'What's On' link in our bio to book your tickets or visit www.kettlesyard.co.uk/friendsevents

☀️ We miss the House even more on bright sunny days like today ☀️ Here's a photo from February 2020, where some winter sun is streaming through into the upstairs cottages. This earthenware pot was bought back to Kettle's Yard by Jim Ede, from Morocco.

This #ThrowBackThursday we’re looking back at our 2019 exhibition ‘Oscar Murillo: Violent Amnesia’. The exhibition included painting, installation, sound and live performance, and was the artist’s first solo exhibition at a UK public institution since his acclaimed 2013 exhibtion at @southlondongallery. Did you come and see it? 😍✨ 📷: Matthew Holloway

"Folk music also features in the Maxwell Quartet's wonderful second offering devoted to Haydn, where intoxicating arrangements of Scottish reels, fiddle dances and pipe tunes are slipped between his three Op 74 string quartets." - The Times, ⭐⭐⭐⭐ We are delighted to share a short clip from a special filmed performance of the @MaxwellQuartet, which will be premiered in full on 28 January, 7pm. Filmed in the Kettle's Yard House in December 2020, before the current lockdown, the Maxwell Quartet play an exciting programme of Haydn, Philip Glass and Traditional Scottish Music. Click the link in our bio to book your tickets now. 💖 🎥: Clip from the filmed performance at Kettle's Yard, December 2020. The Maxwell Quartet playing: Haydn String Quartet, Op.74 no. 1. To support music at Kettle's Yard, visit www.kettlesyard.co.uk/donate