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.

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Jamie Fobert Architects, photo: Hufton + Crow, 2018
Photo showing the entrance area and information desk at Kettle's Yard,
Jamie Fobert Architects, photo: Hufton + Crow, 2018
Jamie Fobert Architects, photo: Hufton + Crow, 2018
Jamie Fobert Architects, photo: Hufton + Crow, 2018
Jamie Fobert Architects, photo: Hufton + Crow, 2018

‘A magical sequence of spaces’ Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian, 2 February 2018

Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery opened on 10 February 2018 after over two years of closure

The building project created:

– a four-floor Education wing

– improved exhibition galleries

– a new entrance area

– a café

Who was the architect?

Jamie Fobert Architects, ‘Meet the Architect’ here

Who paid for it? 

The Heritage Lottery Fund and Arts Council England were major supporters of the building project, click here for a full list of donors

You can donate by clicking here.


Kettle’s Yard’s development plans began under the directorship of Michael Harrison. In 2011 we were awarded £2.32m by the Heritage Lottery Fund to create a much-needed Education Wing. In the same year, Andrew Nairne joined Kettle’s Yard as the new Director. During 2012 we had to reschedule the building work due to technical difficulties. In this period we looked again at our options and decided that we could make further significant improvements to Kettle’s Yard – and that it would make sense to undertake a single, holistic scheme. A larger scheme would encompass remodelling the existing gallery spaces and improving services for visitors.

The project transformed our work with children, young people and community groups, allows us to curate exhibitions with major artists from around the world, display 20th and 21st century art in the best conditions, and have the facilities to enable even more people to enjoy Kettle’s Yard.

The New Kettle’s Yard