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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She was brought up in a very academic and musical family who had all been professors and ministers of religion way back and came from Germany. She went to one of the merchant company schools in Edinburgh and then she went to the Edinburgh art college and she had a lot of friends that she kept over the years from her art college days. It was there that Jim first sighted her because he was studying at the Slade and for some reason came to Edinburgh, I think, just temporarily and there is at the art school a beautiful sculpture gallery with a sort of balcony all the way round. Daddy was up in this gallery and spotted a beautiful girl down on the floor and, according to himself, is said to have decided at that moment, that this was the one that he wanted to marry. After that, they must have actually met and then there was a lot of correspondence during the Great War, so that’s ’14-’18, they wrote letters to each other while he was away, to begin with at the front and then in India convalescing.