House, galleries, café and shop:
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
+44 (0)1223 748 100
Join us for a series of very special tours of Kettle’s Yard. Insider Tours offer an exclusive out-of-hours experience in which your party of up to 6 people will have the House to yourselves while you explore various aspects of the House, history and collection in-depth with one of our extremely knowledgeable guides. To enhance the experience you will enjoy special access to items from the archive and reserve collection not usually on show.
£50 per group of 6 people from the same household or support bubble.
St Ives, August 1928: two visiting artists, Ben Nicholson and Christopher Wood, noticed an open front door and through it an elderly man painting on a table, surrounded by his completed paintings. Both artists recognised the directness and integrity of Alfred Wallis’ work, especially in the composition and use of colour and Wallis’ style became an influence on each painter. Wood later wrote, “I am more and more influenced by Alfred Wallis, not a bad master though, he and Picasso both mix their colours on box lids! …. I’m not surprised that no one likes Wallis’ painting, no one liked Van Gogh for a long time, did they?” This tour will look at the contrasting lives of Wallis and Christopher Wood and the influence the artists had on each other. Items from the archive will enhance this in-depth look at both artists.
If you are unable to attend this date but are interested in this tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange an alternative date.
The House is not fully accessible and this tour includes climbing the spiral staircase in the cottage as well as crossing several other stepped levels. The extension to the House is fully accessible and we are happy to accommodate all visitors wishing to join us on a guided tour. If you wish to book an accessible guided tour we ask that you contact us in advance of booking. Please call 01223 748100 or email email@example.com to discuss this with us and to find out more.