Opening Hours

Coronavirus Temporary Closure: Please note that Kettle’s Yard House and Gallery will be closed from 17 March 2020. You can keep up to date with the latest information here.

Café, galleries and shop: Tuesday – Sunday 11am – 5pm

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

Free, timed entry tickets to the House are available at the information desk on arrival or online here.

Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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

 

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Kettle’s Yard is full of objects that reflect and refract the light to create rainbows.

When Jim Ede put Kettle’s Yard House together, he carefully placed artworks and other beautiful objects so that they would catch the light and reflect it in different ways over the course of a day. Jim loved to photograph how the light moved across the room as the sun moved across the sky. He would invite visitors to sit down and enjoy these changing details.

At Kettle’s Yard, we love to take our own photos of this light and the rainbows it can create. Inspired by the rainbows that have appeared in windows across the country, here is a selection of rainbows that our staff have captured at Kettle’s Yard.

Rainbow on Constantin Brancusi’s Prometheus – photo by Lauren Clemmet

 

Rainbows in the Dancer Room – photo by Rebecca Lindum Greene

 

Rainbows on Michael Pine’s Construction – photo by Lauren Clemmet

 

Rainbow beams in the Upstairs Extension – photo by Beatrix Houston-Black

 

A tiny rainbow on the rim of the Bechstein piano – photo by Gavin Leuzzi

 

Rainbows and shadows in the Bechstein Room – photo by Lauren Clemmet

Over to you…

One of the best places to find reflections and rainbows is the window in the ‘Bridge’ – an area of Kettle’s Yard where plants, stones and shells have been placed in a window that catches the afternoon light. Have a look at our live webcam on a sunny afternoon – can you spot any rainbows?