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

Kettle’s Yard will be closed between 23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.

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In order to get the roof lighting evenly illuminating the wall, it needed to be inset a certain amount and it needed to be protected from direct source of light so there needed to be baffles introduced to shelter the upward view against glare and to also direct the light towards. The effect of this, by having two at the lower level, the effect is the light can illuminate the walls on either side and at the upper level it can also illuminate walls on each side and between the two there is the double height space which prevents what I’ve called the ‘goldfish bowl effect’ of a very dark ceiling with highly illuminated side walls which is often the situation you see even in some classically derived galleries, certainly some of the nineteenth century, can have dark, slightly oppressive ceilings and the attempt was to open up the centre so that there is an even illumination base.