Plan your visit
Everything you need to know before visiting
The house is the permanent collection at Kettle’s Yard. It was the home of Jim and Helen Ede and displays their collection of 20th century art and objects.
Entry to the house is by timed ticket entry. Tickets can be booked in advance on our website or in person at Kettle’s Yard on a first come, first served basis.
Temporary House Closure
From 14 March the house will be closing for approximately 4 weeks whilst we replace the heating and cooling systems. There will also be scaffolding up around Kettle’s Yard for a number of weeks.
House ticket prices
Adult: £12 (£10.50 without donation)
Art Fund: £6.50 (£5.25 without donation)
University of Cambridge Student: Free
Friend or Patron of Kettle’s Yard: Free
Aged 25 and under: Free
ICOM / MA / NMDC: Free
Limited mobility/ restricted access: Free
Open House community cardholder: Free
Please note temporary exhibitions are free to visit.
Monday (Including Bank Holidays)
Tuesday – Sunday
Open 11am – 5pm
Last entry to the house is at 4.15pm.
Kettle’s Yard will be closed on Sunday 31 March and Monday 1 April.
Important information for your visit to the house
- Please arrive 10-15 minutes before your timed entry slot. If you arrive late we cannot guarantee entry to the house.
- No bags, including handbags, are allowed in the house. Please leave bags at home where possible. We have limited space for visitor bags whilst visiting the house only, and we have no locker facilities on site.
- Please note that the house is not fully wheelchair accessible. For access information please visit our access page online or call 01223 748100.
- No food or drink are allowed in the house and galleries.
- Photography is encouraged but we ask that you do not use flash. Commercial photography and filming is not allowed unless advance permission is given.
- Children who will be carried do not need a ticket. Please note that the house is not suitable for buggies.
Refund Policy for House Tickets
We are unable to offer refunds on tickets purchased. If you find that you are unable to visit for the house slot you have booked for, we are able to transfer your ticket to a different date/time (where tickets are available) if provided with 2 weeks’ notice before the date of your booked visit.
There are two train stations in Cambridge.
The Cambridge main station is about a 30 minute walk from Kettle’s Yard. There are bus stops and a taxi rank just outside the station.
Cambridge North station is just over a 45 minute walk from Kettle’s Yard. There are buses just outside the station.
Buses 5 and 6 take you from Hobson Street (by Christ’s College) in the middle of town to St Peter’s Street, a short walk from Kettle’s Yard or bus 4 goes from Drummer Street bus station (stop D3) to Castle Street, a short walk from Kettle’s Yard.
Bus 3/Bus A go from Cambridge train station to the centre of Cambridge (stopping at Hobson Street/New Square), from where you can walk or catch another bus (see above) to complete your journey.
Bus timetables and routes are subject to change, please use the ‘plan a journey tool’ on the Stagecoach website to find the latest information, for the purposes of the planner use Kettle’s Yard’s postcode for the destination: CB3 0AQ.
All coach drop-offs and pick-ups should be directed to Northampton Street.
Where possible we encourage visitors to travel to Kettle’s Yard in an environmentally friendly way. Kettle’s Yard is a short walk from the centre of Cambridge, just over Magdalene Bridge and next to the Museum of Cambridge.
There is cycle parking on Northampton Street.
There is no parking at Kettle’s Yard. The nearest on-street parking is at Pound Hill, a 2 minute walk from Kettle’s Yard. Spaces are limited.
There is a larger car park at Castle Hill pay and display, a 5 minute walk from us.
We recommend the Park and Ride services. Madingley Park and Ride stops on Magdalene Street, a short walk from Kettle’s Yard.
By Road from London; the South or the West
M11, exit J13. Turn right onto the A1303 into Cambridge (Madingley Road). At the end of this road, you will come to a mini roundabout. Turn left (lane marked straight on) onto Northampton St. Take the first left into Pound Hill (just before the Punter pub); you will find a number of metered parking spaces here. Parking in this area is free after 5pm.
By Road from the North West (From Huntingdon/Midlands)
From the A14 take the first exit signposted to Cambridge (A1037) continue along Huntingdon Road until you reach the junction with Histon Road, Victoria Road and Castle Street. Continue straight on down the hill and take the first sharp right turn on to St Peter’s Street. You will find metered parking available on St Peter’s Street and Pound Hill.
By Road from the East (From Suffolk/Norfolk A14)
From the A14 take exit 32 signposted to Cambridge/Histon, take the first left onto the B1049 signposted to Cambridge. At a set of traffic lights go straight on, you will reach a second set of traffic lights continue straight until you reach a junction, there are two lanes to go right, you need to be in the left of these, at the next set of traffic lights turn left onto Castle Street. Follow the road and take the first sharp right hand turn onto St Peter’s Street. You will find metered parking available on here and Pound Hill.
By Road from the North (From Ely/King Lynn A10)
From the A10, follow the signs to Cambridge, when you reach Milton take the third exit signposted to Cambridge (A1309) continue straight through several sets of traffic lights when you reach a roundabout go straight over, you will reach another set of traffic lights, continue straight until you reach the one way system, you should be in the righthand lane, take the third exit onto Chesterton Road (the river Cam should be to your left) follow this road until you reach a junction continue straight and take the first right onto Pound Hill (The Punter pub is on the corner). You will find meter parking available here and on St Peter’s Street.
What Our Visitors Are Saying
Returning is like putting on a familiar, warm coat.
It opened our eyes to what was a very formative period in modern art and the artists who were encouraged and supported by the Edes.
Every time I come with friends to Kettle’s Yard I have a different guide who gives an individual interpretation of the house and I learn something new every time.
The most wonderful peaceful place. Staff there to support and educate if needed but quietly and kindly.