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

Access Information & Contact Us

Find access information here. 

+44 (0)1223 748 100


Kettle’s Yard News

Be the first to hear our latest news by signing up to our mailing list.

For our latest blogs click here

Find out What’s On at Kettle’s Yard here.

15 April 2021, 6 – 7pm

Join Andrew Smith, one of our long-serving Visitor Assistants and our resident furniture enthusiast, for a talk on the often-overlooked pieces of furniture and hidden objects in the Kettle’s Yard House. The talk will look at some of the fascinating stories behind these pieces and why they are so important to Kettle’s Yard.

£15 (£12 Friends, £5 Students), booking required

Click here to book now

About the talk

The talk will look at the often-overlooked furniture in the Kettle’s Yard House and the hidden or unnoticed ways Jim Ede related art and objects. You will learn about the history of various pieces of furniture, how Jim acquired them and how the furniture in the House complements the space. From the fireback hidden in the blackness of the sitting room’s fireplace to the relationship between a L.S Lowry painting and an adjacent Windsor chair, this talk will be a fascinating insight into how the quiet and subtle ways furniture and lesser-noticed objects contribute to the character of Kettle’s Yard.

About Andrew Smith

Andrew Smith has been a Visitor Assistant at Kettle’s Yard since 2014 and has been a fan of Kettle’s Yard since his first visit to the House in the early 1980s.

After an early career that included both product design and marketing management Andrew completed an MBA at the University of Hertfordshire. Later Andrew and a colleague formed a small company designing and producing gas and electric cooking and heating products.

Andrew took early retirement in 2011 and he started volunteering at Kettle’s Yard, officially becoming a member of staff in February 2014. He was delighted to be able to join the team again when Kettle’s Yard reopened in February 2018.