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

House: Tuesday – Sunday 12  – 5pm

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Last entry to the House is at 4.30pm

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Transcript

The design of the extension is very much in line with taste of the time. It’s much more modern than the architecture of the cottages. It’s a very, very skillful juxtaposition of old and new. Certainly, a lot of architects, even today, come and visit Kettle’s Yard. The way it works, is really as you walk into the extension, you find yourself in a space that’s quite similar visually to what you have just left. You have literally just walked through a room and a bridge which have large windows, that’s what you get here. The new element is the skylights that open up the space upwards and introduce light coming from above. As you move into the extension, it gets wider and then, further down, deeper as well so it’s a progressive opening up of the architecture and it’s a very successful way of doing it, it’s really quite striking architecture. So you’ll find yourself from quite narrow 19th century cottage rooms into a much bigger, much more airy and spacious room without really realising that that’s happened and all of a sudden you’re in an entirely different atmosphere. It’s really quite a striking feature of the house, this addition.