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

Access Information & Contact Us

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+44 (0)1223 748 100
mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

 

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📣 Re-opening News! ✨🎉 We are hoping to re-open Kettle's Yard House & Galleries from 19 May 2021, in line with the latest government guidance. Our current exhibition 'Alfred Wallis Rediscovered' will also be re-opening, and has been extended until 20 June. ⛵ You will also be able to view Sarah Wood’s film ‘Here is Elsewhere’. You will need to book a free, timed ticket to visit the House and the exhibition, and you can do so now by clicking the link in our bio and visiting 'Book your visit'. The House, galleries, shop & café will be open Wednesday - Sunday, 11am - 5pm. You will not need a ticket to visit the shop and the café but may be asked to queue during busy periods. We can't wait to welcome you back! 👋 www.kettlesyard.co.uk/tickets If you are unable to visit us in person, keep exploring Kettle's Yard with our #KettlesYardAtHome and #AlfredWallisAtHome webpages, where you can find films, exhibition tours, children's activities and more. Visit the link in our bio to explore. @kettlesyardshop @gardenkitchencambridge @camunivmuseums

🧵✨ We’ve just had a brand new batch of @ekta_kaul Embroidery Kits arrive in the @kettlesyardshop. Featuring some of the well-loved highlights of Cambridge - including @kettlesyard - this illustrated map is the perfect activity to settle down to as a personal project or gift for a keen crafter, with a stitch guide included to get you started. The kit is presented in a beautiful gift box and includes everything you will need to embroider an original map of the city. Personalise it by adding your own favourite spots and memorable places to make yours unique 🌿🏘️ Created by textile-artist Ekta Kaul, the colour palette for the map and threads take their inspiration from the House. To buy the kit, visit the link in our and click 'Shop'. Purchase before the 26 May and receive a link to a live tutorial with Ekta for free (usually £70). #kettlesyard #ektakaul #embroiderykit #handstitching #handembroidered #mindfulcrafting #cambridge

Works of art are hung at all different levels in the Kettle's Yard House, making some artwork the perfect height for children to discover when we re-open. Tucked away behind this chair in Jim Ede's bedroom you can see Ben Nicholson's '1952 (goblet)'. What have you spotted at an unusual height in Kettle's Yard? 🖼️💖

In the summer of 1941 Alfred Wallis moved to the Madron Institute, a workhouse in Penzance, due to his deteriorating health. Whilst there, his only access to art materials came through his friends Adrian Stokes, Ben Nicholson and Margaret Mellis, who supplied him with sketchbooks, pencils, unusually brightly coloured crayons and enamel paint. Alfred Wallis filled these sketchbooks with paintings and drawings, such as these pictures shown. You can watch the pages of the sketchbooks being turned in a film on our website. Click the link in our bio and visit Alfred Wallis at Home to see it. 🎥 Throughout the sketchbooks we can identify familiar subjects such as the Royal Albert Bridge in Devonport; St Ives Harbour and its lighthouse; three-mastered tall ships and steamers with smoke billowing; and houses engulfed by trees. 🌳⛵️✨ #AlfredWallisRediscovered

Join us and textile artist @ekta_kaul for an online stitched Shibori workshop on Saturday 1 May. Explore ways to create beautiful patterns by stitching cloth and then dyeing with natural materials using the Japanese Shibori technique. ✨ Shibori is the Japanese term for a variety of ways of embellishing textiles by shaping cloth and securing it before dyeing. During this workshop you will learn ways creating pattern using Shibori techniques and dyeing sustainably. Under Ekta’s gentle guidance you will learn ways of creating pattern through exploring a range of stitched shibori techniques. We will dye with a natural dye which does not need a mordant or any specialist equipment. Book your place by clicking the link in our bio and visiting 'Workshops' or go to www.kettlesyard.co.uk/workshops.

📣 Upcoming online talk: ✨ Join us on 21 April, 6pm, for an online talk about T.E. Lawrence, 'Lawrence of Arabia', and his friendship with Kettle's Yard creator Jim Ede. ✨ The pair had a mutual interest in art and literature and we have letters between the two in the Kettle's Yard archive. The talk will be given by one of our Visitor Assistants, and chair of the T.E. Lawrence Society, Phil Neale, and will look at Lawrence and Jim's correspondence, Jim’s long document about Lawrence written following his death in 1935 and books in the Kettle’s Yard collection. To book tickets click the link in our bio and visit our What’s On. Image: Bust of T.E. Lawrence, 1925 (circa) by Eric Kennington Eric Kennington travelled to Arabia with T.E. Lawrence in 1922 and also illustrated his 'The Seven Pillars of Wisdom'.