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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Welcome to Kettle's Yard


Kettle's Yard is hoping to re-open from Wednesday 19 May in line with the latest government guidance. You will need to book a free, timed ticket to visit.

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Alfred Wallis at Home

Explore the current exhibition from home.

Alfred Wallis at Home


Admission is free, but we need your support more than ever so please consider donating.

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Shop & Café

The shop and cafe will be re-opening from 19 May. You will not need to book a ticket to visit but may have to queue during busy periods. The online shop is still open.

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Stay Connected

Join us on 13 May, 1-5pm for the second day of our online event series 'Grassroots: Artmaking and political struggle', where we are exploring relationships between art, activism and political organising in Britain during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. The panels on 13 May will focus on Work/Activism and Health/Therapy. To book your free ticket, click the link in our bio and click 'What's On'. Image: Shirley Read, Self-portrait in caretakers cottage, 1979, Black and white photograph, 25 x 20 cm.

“The 60 or so paintings that usually remain in storage make a rare appearance, and with letters and sketchbooks, afford a view of Alfred Wallis not just as an inspiration, but as an artist in his own right.” - ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐, i news. Book your tickets now: www.kettlesyard.co.uk/tickets or click the link in our bio. Opening Wednesday 19 May - Sunday 20 June ⛵

Did you know that there is a small cottage garden at Kettle's Yard? When you visit us next, make sure to have a look, you'll find it tucked away at the top of Northampton Street green. It's a relaxing place to sit down and enjoy the peace and quiet. 🌷🌳

⚓✨Join us on 16 June at 6pm for an online conversation with writer Robert Jones and Alfred Wallis Rediscovered co-curator Eliza Spindel. In this 1 hour conversation we shall explore the life and work of Alfred Wallis, inspired by our current exhibition 'Alfred Wallis Rediscovered'. ✨⚓ Alfred Wallis spent most of his life as a seaman and fisherman in Cornwall, only turning to painting at the age of seventy. Although he painted from memory, his evocative images of ships, fishing vessels and the Cornish landscape were based on a lifetime of direct experience. Drawing on Robert Jones’s extensive research into the life and work of Alfred Wallis, the conversation will explore how Wallis’ intimate understanding of the Cornish landscape and wealth of nautical knowledge can help us to interpret and appreciate the artworks that he made in later life, and to dispel myths and assumptions around Wallis’ work. £5 (FREE for students). Book now by clicking the link in our bio and visiting 'What's On'. ⛵

Whilst the attic in the House is closed to maintain social distancing, you can visit it via our virtual tour by clicking the link in our bio 🏡 The attic is a space devoted to the display of delicate works on paper and sculptures by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska. 💖

There are many beautiful rugs and textiles to be discovered throughout the House at Kettle's Yard. Next time you visit us make sure to spend some time looking under your feet, as well as all around you! 👣 #kettlesyard #textiles #rugs #visitcambridge #interiorstyle