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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This whole tussle between, you know, should the collection grow or should the collection stay static and to what extent should works be added? There were some particular works that were wanted to be donated to Kettle’s Yard and I think work came about through Alan Bowness really and, you know, how you integrate… I think this donation in the end ended up in Helen’s bathroom so it didn’t actually disrupt the… but I think that represented one of the dilemmas for Kettle’s Yard and I remember at the time suggesting to the committee, though I didn’t really have the experience or the drive to take it through, that maybe one way round this was to actually create Kettle’s Yard as a centre, a sort of archival centre for, you know, English… St Ives School and the artists around and that funding maybe could be found to build it up as a proper centre of excellence for that. You know, that did seem one way round trying to preserve the holistic nature of what existed at Kettle’s Yard but actually also keep it alive and keep the intellectual understanding and the historical knowledge around it going. How do you keep it alive and make it relevant without destroying it?