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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Since there was no stated policy or range of parameters for the collection, the way in which it could have grown without Jim would have been really tricky under any circumstances, I think, and the fact is it is now reverted to being this moment frozen in time, commemoration like the John Soanes Museum, it’s kind of, nobody would think, you know, we must get some more antique sculptures into the John Soanes Museum, it would be mad, the place represents that life and vision and moment in time and I think Kettle’s Yard now, people feel that’s the correct way to treat that house and the collection. There’s no point in adding to it, except for, you know, in fringe ways. The gallery is the place, I began to feel quite soon, and where I got my satisfaction in a way in the job after the initial bliss of being in this beautiful environment had worn off a bit. My creative satisfaction was acquired through the exhibition programme in the gallery where I felt there could be a little bit of even tension and kind of opposition to the overall harmonising aesthetic of the house.