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Open: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm

We are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

Please note the house will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from 14 March 2024

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Open: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm

We are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

Please note the house will be temporarily closed for 4 weeks from 14 March 2024

Phil Neale

Phil joined the team at Kettle’s Yard in January 2018, following his retirement, at the end of 2017, after a long profession based scientific career in industry and later in the civil service. 

Phil has lived most of his life close to Cambridge and has been a regular visitor to Kettle’s Yard since his first visit in the mid 1980s.

Phil has maintained a fascination and interest with Twentieth Century art throughout his life and joining Kettle’s Yard has enabled him to further expand this knowledge and use many of the people skills he learned in his career.

Phil’s interest in art, probably started with his visit to the Bloomsbury home at Charleston, in the 1980s. He has been a regular volunteer and organiser of Bloomsbury related events for the Friends of Charleston, in different parts of the UK, and particularly in Cambridge. 

When not working at Kettle’s Yard, Phil can be found acting as a volunteer and Trustee at another local public art gallery, the Fry Art Gallery in Saffron Walden, and acting as Chairman to the T E Lawrence Society. 

Phil’s first grandson, is also now occupying some of his time.