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

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For our latest blogs click here

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

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 Cambridge City Council.

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

If you would like to receive emails about our work in North Cambridge, please get in touch to be added to our mailing list openhouse@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

Open House

Open House is a creative collaboration between Kettle’s Yard and communities in North Cambridge. Each year the community selects 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: openhouse@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

Open House 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).

 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.

Special projects and advice

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.

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.

Community Venue Hire

Are you a Cambridge-based community group who receives a Cambridge City Council Community grant receiving less than £5,000 or member of Cambridge Community and Voluntary Services (CCVS),  looking for a space for a one-off meeting or small event? We are able to offer one-off, in-kind venue hire 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 sarah@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk