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Kettle’s Yard art gallery

Last updated: 07 February, 2024

Part of the University of Cambridge, Kettle’s Yard was originally the private home of Jim Ede, curator at the Tate Gallery in the 1920s and ’30s. The beauty of Kettle’s Yard is that it still feels like a private home, yet houses one of the most impressive collections of 20th-century art in the country.

Ede’s private collection includes works by Joan Miró, Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore.


Price: Free
Minimum age: Any
Age suitable: 18+
When: All year around

Getting there & doing it

Kettle’s Yard is located at the intersection of Castle and Northampton Streets. The number C1 bus runs from the train station to nearby Bridge Street (walk over Magdalene Bridge to reach Castle Street) or a taxi from the station takes approximately 15 minutes.

Check the website to see if you need to pre-book tickets. Before you go, take a look at their online guide to the five most important exhibits.

When to do it

The gallery is open all year round, Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Monday.

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  • Cambridgeshire , United Kingdom (UK)

Exterior view of historic Cambridge college with green lawn in front

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A picturesque, charming city steeped in learning, architecture and history. It’s home to two world-class art museums and one of the world’s oldest and most famous universities.