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.

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Casson & Friends, 2018. Photo: Alisa Boanta

Special Projects

Kettle’s Yard develops a number of landmark projects throughout the year in partnership with other organisations and funders. Please see examples of some of our projects below.

How we got through: Lockdown Letters with Hannah Jane Walker

Poet Hannah Jane Walker invited people to write a letter to her reflecting on their personal experiences of lockdown life.

We were delighted with the responses which came from people of all ages and communities right across the UK.

Letters included:
• daily lockdown routine
• Small things writers became grateful for
• Little moments that were found, things that were noticed

The letters have been shared with Cambridge University Library, for their Collecting Covid project which archives living history. They were then passed to
Hannah Jane Walker read them and used them to create a poem, as a special legacy of this moment.

You can read the finished poem here or listen to Hannah-Jane Walker read the poem and reflect upon the letters on the Collecting Covid web resource, A City’s Pandemic.

This project was supported by Children’s Art Week, an annual event run by Engage, the National Association for Gallery Education and supported in 2020 by Arts Council England, Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, The D’Oyly Carte Charitable Trust and Garfield Weston Foundation.

Art to Go

Art To Go is a video series from Kettle’s Yard bringing easy, creative workshops for all ages and abilities to your own home. We are fortunate to work with incredible artists and an amazing learning team whose expertise and practices offer new and exciting ways to explore different subject matters at Kettle’s Yard.

Find out more here.

Watch the videos here.

Casson & Friends

In July 2018, Casson & Friends were in residence at Kettle’s Yard for two weeks, working with Mayfield Primary School, local Cambridge residents and visitors to our Antony Gormley SUBJECT exhibition to create several new performances. They were inspired by visitors reactions to SUBJECT.

Read more on our blog.

North Cambridge Academy Poster Competition

Before the opening of the new Kettle’s Yard in February 2018, we worked with North Cambridge Academy to design posters advertising the opening. The winner was Niamh, with a special commendation for drawing that went to Kerryn & two worthy runner ups in Liana & Haris. The posters were displayed in the Kettle’s Yard window and around the city.

Motion Tracks at North Cambridge Academy

Kettle’s Yard is delighted to announce that artist Johann Arens has been selected to work with us at North Cambridge Academy to create public artworks in their new school building. Students and teachers from North Cambridge Academy selected Johann Arens to be in residence from March – December 2016. He will create artworks for the new school building, taking inspiration from the creativity of the students and their aspirations for learning and their community. Read more.

North Cambridge Academy Dance Project

In Summer 2015 Kettle’s Yard worked with GCSE dance students at North Cambridge Academy to choreograph dance pieces in response to the exhibition Henri Gaudier-Brzeska New Rhythms: Art, Dance and Movement 1911-1915. Inspired by Gaudier-Brzeska’s depictions of dance, the group spent 10 weeks developing pieces with dance artist Filipa Pereira-Stubbs which they performed as part of Castle Hill Open Day

Max Reinhardt Literacy Award

Kettle’s Yard was one three lucky recipients of the inaugural Max Reinhardt Literacy Award, which has seen the Grove Primary School in Kings Hedges and Kettles Yard work with writer Claire Collison to respond to the collection. Children from year 3 worked with the writer and gallery for 6 weeks to develop their creative writing skills. A new learning resource inspired by the project entitled ‘Making Conversations’  has been developed and can be downloaded for free here.

Archaeology Project

Working in partnership with Arbury Primary and Oxford Archaeology East we devised a cross-curricular arts and archaeology project that utilised the strongest resources from both organisations. The project enabled 50 children to engage with the heritage and history of their local area through archaeological practice and creative activity. The project involved visits to archaeological sites in North Cambridge, visits and workshops at Kettle’s Yard, an archaeological dig on the school grounds and practical family workshops at Castle Hill Open Day 2014. Lasting legacies for the school included a collaborative artwork inspired by the archaeological dig and the Kettle’s Yard collection made by all pupils, artefacts found from the dig and two resource boxes to be used as part of the history curricula at the school. See the project report in the left side bar.


SpaceMakers was a two-year project using creativity and contemporary arts to help pupils from two Cambridgeshire schools to engage with architecture and the built environment, to become ‘SpaceMakers’. Devised and overseen by Kettle’s Yard’s Learning Team, it was primarily delivered by two professional artists working closely with two lead teachers. Please read the evaluation report in the left side bar.