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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9 March 2019, 11am – 5pm

A day of activities for families, artist-led workshops, talks, tours and much more, celebrating women artists in the collection and the exhibitions.

FREE, drop-in

Activities are suitable for all ages.

All events will take place during our regular opening hours, 11am – 5pm.

Programme of events


Join us in the Clore Learning Studio for free, art activities for all ages inspired by Louise Bourgeois with artist Hilary Cox Condron.

Explore themes of journeys, overcoming obstacles, repair and restoration through a variety of textures and materials. Work collaboratively with other visitors to create a woven web around the room.


In the House, pianists Ursula Perks and Aida Lahlou will play music by female composers Clara Schumann, Amy Beach, Germaine Tailleferre and Janet Graham, as well as work by Bach; one of Helen Ede’s favourite composers. To visit the House, book a timed ticket at the information desk, or online up to 24 hours in advance of your visit here.


Meet members of the Cambridge and Peterborough Women’s Consortium over a cup of tea, served by Turtle Dove, and find out more about their work.

12pm, repeated at 1pm:

Join Dr Amy Tobin, curator of the ARTIST ROOMS Louise Bourgeois and Julie Mehretu: Drawings and Monotypes exhibitions in the galleries for a short talk.


Join poet Kaddy Benyon and artist Miranda Boulton for a poetry reading and display in the Research Space.

All day:

Join archivist, Frieda Midgley and explore the Kettle’s Yard archives, looking at documents and artefacts linked to Helen Ede and other female artists connected to Kettle’s Yard’s history.

Explore the exhibitions in new ways using resources designed by our young people’s group; Circuit. Pick up your copy in the galleries.

Pick up a copy of our Women Artists Resource from the front desk or during your visit in the House.

In the Ede Room, visit the ‘Our Streets‘ display, a mapping and archive project that aims to present alternative narratives, histories and legacies of Cambridge Universities.

International Women’s Day, Friday 8 March

Our Saturday event is in celebration of International Women’s Day which takes place on Friday, 8 March.

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity.

International Women’s Day (IWD) has occurred for well over a century, with the first​ ​IWD gathering in 1911 supported by over a million people in Austria, Denmark, Germany and Switzerland. Prior to this the​ Socialist Party of America, United Kingdom’s Suffragists and Suffragettes, and further groups campaigned for women’s equality.