Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Please note the House opens at 12pm, with last entry to the House at 4.20pm

Kettle’s Yard will be closed between 23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.

Access Information & Contact Us

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+44 (0)1223 748 100


Kettle’s Yard News

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Open House Feast, 2017, photo: Josh Murfitt
Arbury Carnival, 2018, photo: Josh Murfitt
Make Your Map, credit: Catarina Rodrigues
Hyperlocal Radio, credit: Hannah Kemp-Welch
Meeting Ground, credit: My Linh Le
Arbury Carnival goes to Tate Exchange, credit: Catarina Rodrigues
I come from a place, credit: Josh Murfitt

Kettle’s Yard’s Community programme aims to establish a long-term creative partnership with our neighbours in North Cambridge through Open House, supported by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, and Your Kettle’s Yard, supported by Cambridge City Council.

Find out more about past projects with our local community here.

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Open House

Open House is a creative collaboration between Kettle’s Yard and communities in North Cambridge. Each year since 2015, the local community have selected and welcomed the Open House Artist in Residence.

More information on the Open House programme and residencies, and live updates on research, ideas, and activity can be found here or to join our Open House mailing list, please contact us:

Your Kettle’s Yard Community Days

Come along and celebrate the creativity of our local community in North Cambridge. Our new programme of Community Days are devised in collaboration with our North Cambridge community partners and artists.

The Kettlers

Artist Lucy Steggals is collaborating with a self-selected group of North Cambridge residents to creatively explore culture in Cambridge and devise surprises and activities for visitors at Kettle’s Yard Community Days. They describe themselves as follows:

The Kettlers are a group of people who come together bi weekly either at Kettle’s Yard or in different locations across Cambridge to share a cuppa poured from a double spouted Kettle.  We grapple, stretch, tinker, reflect, enquire, repair, experiment and talk (a lot). We create #Ooh0 surprises for ourselves, friends, neighbours and guests. That’s it (sort of).

Find out more about The Kettlers here.

 Visit Lucy Steggals’ website here to discover what they’ve been up to.


Livewire offers supported creative and cultural sessions for youth groups and organisations through partnership with Kettle’s Yard Community programme. Discover Kettle’s Yard’s collections and exhibitions, take part in artist-led workshops, achieve Arts Award qualifications, have fun and try something new.

Livewire has worked with young people through partnership with organisations such as Cambridgeshire County Council Youth Services, Cambridge City Council ChYpPs team, Romsey Mill, Centre 33 and many more.

Please do get in touch with our Community team to find out more,

Your Kettle’s Yard Community Advisory Group

At Kettle’s Yard we deeply value our relationship with our local communities across Cambridge. We would like to invite individuals who may or may not have visited Kettle’s Yard or engaged with our activities to support the next steps for the organisation through advice on future strategy and policy.  The Community Advisory Group is a lively and dynamic opportunity for exchange between the community in Cambridge and Kettle’s Yard.

We will shortly begin recruiting for the Community Advisory Group and will be sharing ways to get involved in the forthcoming months.

Kettle’s Yard, On Your Doorstep

Kettle’s Yard Community programme often partners with community groups on special, one-off projects which support local ambition and our long-term creative partnership with our neighbours in North Cambridge.

We can also offer guidance and advice for local communities looking to develop their own creative project on funding, finding and working with artists and signposting to arts organisations and creative resources (such as workshop space, kilns for hire etc) in the city.

Please do get in touch with our Community team to find out more,

Your Kettle’s Yard at Holiday Lunches

Kettle’s Yard has a long-term partnership with Cambridge City Council’s Holiday Lunch programme, supporting families who find the extra expense of meals in the school holidays, challenging.

Kettle’s Yard provide fun, free and creative activities for local families led by our team of Artist Facilitators and inspired by the House and exhibitions. We are regularly at the Church of the Good Shepherd Holiday Lunches in Arbury and pop up at Holiday Lunches at Ross Street, Abbey, Queen Edith’s and at the Meadows Community Centre.

Your Kettle’s Yard, Your Way

Children take part in a yoga workshop sat in a semi circle

Your Kettle’s Yard, Your Way enables people experiencing long-term physical or mental health conditions or who are neurodivergent, to engage with Kettle’s Yard’s exhibition programme and House through supportive and creative activity programmes.

Currently, Kettle’s Yard is partnering with Cambridgeshire Older People’s Enterprise (COPE) hosting weekly telephone art discussion groups for people with low vision or blindness and has an established relationship with Cambridge Community Arts, improving health and wellbeing through creativity.

Community Venue Hire

We are able to offer free, one-off venue hire to Cambridge-based community groups who receive a Cambridge City Council Community grant of less than £5,000 or are members of Cambridge Community and Voluntary Services (CCVS).

This is available on weekdays, during office hours in either the Ede Room or Clore Learning Studio as available.

Further information on these spaces can be found on our venue hire pages here.

Please contact if you are interested.