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Kettle's Yard House and Gallery

Open today: 11:00 - 17:00
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We visited on the occasion of my wife's birthday. Despite having lived in Cambridge all my life... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top class venue

Interesting place with good gallery and a spectacular house being past home to Jim and Helen... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
country NSW
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“jim ede”(31 reviews)
“art collector”(6 reviews)
Come to Kettle's Yard to enjoy art in an inspiring setting. Experience changing exhibitions in our new galleries and explore a wonderful collection of art in a historic house. And it is all free. The new Kettle's Yard opened in February 2018 with...more
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Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ, England
+44 1223 748100
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We visited on the occasion of my wife's birthday. Despite having lived in Cambridge all my life this was first visit. It really is a hidden gem. It's free although they do ask for donations. Really interesting diverse and idiosyncratic personal collection of art works...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JeremyPeterT
Reviewed 6 days ago

Interesting place with good gallery and a spectacular house being past home to Jim and Helen Ede. The house includes a collection of art works and other objects collected by Jim and Helen. A peaceful aura envelopes one as the col;lection and spaces are viewed.Jim's...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The gallery section is very good - art subjective and the house is excellent in every respect although when I visited it was going dark and some exhibits were very difficult to see. I was very irritated by the fact that they kept flogging the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank Howard-Liverpool
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The refurbished and extended art gallery - the work went on for years - is magnificent, but for me it is the charm and quaintness of the original house which really justifies the visit. Entry is free but you have to book slots to go...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank David M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This house is amazing. I never heard about Jim Ede but learned he had been working for Tate for many years. I love Tate, have visited both in London and St Ives. The Yard House is a unique house which is another must on your...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank degtravel
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Much has changed since I last visited Kettle’s Yard fifteen years ago, but thankfully the house has not changed other than the addition of security cameras and some much needed structural work. The curation of the house has been well preserved. There is now a...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank DRBrand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Such an excellent collection of wonderful art to come and marvel at I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank donjenkins134
Reviewed 7 November 2018

Kettle's yard is a kind of niche market art gallery, often thought-provoking and well worth a visit if in Cambridge. the galleries are relatively small but the exhibitions are well-laid out and dynamic in theme and presentation. The programme changes regularly so it's worth seeing...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank davidcI8078LF
Reviewed 7 November 2018 via mobile

The house and gallery is outstanding and staff in both locations knowledgable and helpful. Visit spoiled by rule that handbags are not allowed in the house and attitude of staff at the reception . The website uses normal words for galleries and museums that “bags”...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank dls_user
Kettlesyard, Public Relations Manager at Kettle's Yard House and Gallery, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2018

Thank you for your comment on your recent visit to Kettle’s Yard. We are sorry that you felt your recent visit was spoilt by the bags policy. Bags and large coats are not allowed in the House for conservation and security reasons. The House at...More

Reviewed 7 November 2018

This little piece of history was intriguing . Jim Ede had collected so much art and displayed it for himself and his wife. The pieces are exactly as he placed them, which are done so well, with careful thought to each place a person would...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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