Opening Hours

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

Access Information & Contact Us

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+44 (0)1223 748 100


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Opening Hours and further information

Please note on Thursday 16 July the House will be closed all day. The café, shop and galleries will be open as usual.

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 12 – 5pm
Wednesday: 12 – 5pm
Thursday: 12 – 5pm
Friday: 12 – 5pm
Saturday: 12 – 5pm
Sunday: 12 – 5pm

Please note, last entry into the House is at 4.30pm.

Kettle’s Yard is open on Bank Holiday Mondays.

Bags must be left at the information desk before you visit the House.

On rare occasions we may need to close the House during opening hours, information about this will be posted on this page.

Please see our What’s On for details of our upcoming programme.

Entry to the House is free, donations are welcomed. Donate here.

House tickets

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the Kettle’s Yard House, tickets are required, but free. The galleries, shop and café are free to visit with no tickets needed.

Free, timed entry to the House is every 10 minutes. The House is open 12 – 5pm, Tuesday – Sunday and Bank Holiday Mondays. Tickets are available online up to one month in advance or in person on the day of your visit. Half of our House tickets are available to book in person at Kettle’s Yard. If the day of your planned visit is booked out online, you can still visit. We recommend arriving early to avoid long waiting times.

Please go to the information desk on arrival at Kettle’s Yard. There you can get your ticket or redeem your booking made online. You can ask our friendly Front of House team any questions before you enter and you can buy an illustrated House Guide which will tell you more about the artworks in each room. Please note there are no labels by artworks in the House.

Advance booking is available for every other entry time to the House starting from 12.10pm.

Our busiest periods are weekends, if you want to avoid queues, Tuesday – Friday are our quieter days.

Click here to book your House ticket online now.

Important information for your visit

Due to conservation and security reasons, no bags, including handbags, or large coats are allowed in the House.

Please note that the House is not fully wheelchair accessible. For access information please visit our access page online or call 01223 748100.

There is a virtual tour of the House available online here.

Please note that there are no toilets in the House.

No food or drink are allowed in the House.

Visitors are invited to sit at the library table in the House at Kettle’s Yard and browse the books, however this is not a lending library.

Photography is encouraged but we ask that you do not use flash. Commercial photography and filming is not allowed unless advance permission is given. Please get in touch to enquire about permissions, 01223 748100,

We welcome artists but only pencils and pads/books size A3 or smaller can enter the House. No wet materials (including pens) or chalks are allowed.

Children who will be carried do not need a ticket. Please note that the House is not suitable for buggies.

About the House in different languages

See below information about the Kettle’s Yard House in several languages. These are also available in person at Kettle’s Yard.

Mandarin Chinese