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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Alfred Wallis - Ship with seven men, net and gull, n.d.

From Memory

‘i do most what use To Be what we shall never see no more…’ letter from Alfred Wallis to Jim Ede

When the little streets break their moorings
and fly out, fishbone trees lie down
to hem land as it topples.

Quoit and carn yearn for
the levelling sea that whittles
each keel, magnifies each fish.

The sea continues  as it ‘use to be’:
sacred and gray, dangerous in its gradients,
steepling in the pull of a half-hidden moon.

Far-sighted memory knows
all that is holy, disbelieves in blue,
holds heaven in a jar
and sees it clear.

Ruth Higgins