Welcome to Kettle's Yard.

Kettle’s Yard is the University of Cambridge’s modern and contemporary art gallery. Set in a beautiful house, it hosts a remarkable collection of modern art and regular contemporary art exhibitions.

Collection Highlights

- Alfred Wallis, Five Ships – Mount’s Bay, 1928 (circa)    
- Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Bird Swallowing a Fish, 1914
- Winifred Nicholson, Cyclamen and Primula, 1923 (circa)
- Christopher Wood, Self-Portrait, 1927
- Ben Nicholson, 1962 (Argos)

Contact Us

Website: www.kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk
Call: 01223 748100
Email: mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

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Research Enquiries and Image Permissions

For information about consulting the Kettle's Yard collection for research purposes, visit its research profile.

Image Permissions: Please email collections@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk unless for press use. For press use, please contact press@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk.

The University's museums and Garden are within walking distance of each other. If travelling by car, we recommend using Park and Ride services


Kettle's Yard exterior
Students drawing an Antony Gormley at Kettle's Yard
Inside the gallery
People enjoying a late event at Kettle's Yard
A school workshop at Kettle's Yard
Winifred Nicholson, Cyclamen and Primula, 1923
Browsing the house
Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Bird Swallowing a Fish, 1914
People spending time in Kettle's Yard
Spiral of Stones is an arrangement of 76 circular pebbles, carefully positioned by the creator of Kettle’s Yard Jim Ede.
A school workshop at Kettle's Yard
P&O Ship, Alfred Wallis, (1855–1942)
    Opening hours

    52.210929, 0.114545

    Accessibility Information

    If you would like advice or information about visiting Kettle’s Yard with special access requirements, please contact Christine, christine@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk

    Physical Access
    Gallery, Shop and Learning Spaces: The galleries and learning spaces are all fully accessible, with a lift to all floors.

    House: The House is partially accessible to wheelchair users. The upper part of the ground floor extension areas is always accessible, and a ramp is available to make the whole downstairs extension area accessible: please call in advance or ask at the information desk to arrange this. We regret that, due to the historic nature of the building, the rest of the House is not accessible to wheelchair users, and there is no lift. A virtual tour is available on the Kettle’s Yard website.

    There are several sets of stairs in the House, including a spiral staircase. Please let a Visitor Assistant know if you would prefer not to use the spiral staircase and we can provide an alternative route around the House.

    Café: The lower area of the café is accessible for wheelchair users. As this space is limited, wheelchair users and their party may reserve spaces at these tables. Call ahead or visit the information desk to book. 

    Visibility impairments
    Large print versions of text in exhibitions are available. Please ask at the information desk.

    Hearing impairments
    Induction loops are available at the information desk and in event spaces. 

    Assistance dogs 
    are very welcome in all areas. Please call 01223 748100, email mail@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk or speak to a Visitor Assistant at the information desk for further details.

    Disabled parking
    Park Street car park, an 8 minute walk from Kettle’s Yard, has 8 designated spaces for Blue Badge Holders which allow the first 3 hours of parking for free.

    There is on-street parking on Pound Hill, 2 minutes’ walk away. There is level access to Kettle’s Yard from Pound Hill to the Castle Street entrance, but it is quite a narrow pavement and steep in parts.

    Touch tours
    Touch tours of most exhibitions and of the House are available. Email learning@kettlesyard.cam.ac.uk to find out more. 

    Changing Places Toilet
    The closest Changing Places toilet is located in the Grand Arcade car park. Locate more Changing Places toilets in Cambridge.