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Open: Tuesday–Sunday, 11am–5pm

We are closed on Bank Holiday Mondays

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Visiting with Families


A woman and child building things in a workshop

Kettle’s Yard welcomes all families to the house and galleries. We offer a range of free and paid for activities for parents, carers and children of all ages.

The Kettle’s Yard house is free for all those aged 25 and under. We have timed entry tickets to the house. Children who are carried do not need a house ticket.

The exhibitions are free for all to visit.


Plan your visit


What’s On For Families

For Children and Young People

Studio Sunday: Relaxed Session

Join us for a relaxed Studio Sunday session aimed at children and families with additional sensory needs.

Studio Sunday: Relaxed Session 30/6
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For Children and Young People

Studio Sunday

Unlock your creativity at our free, artist-led workshops for families in the Clore Learning Studio.

Studio Sunday 30/6
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For Children and Young People

Early Years Studio

Early Years Studio is a fun, creative, immersive experience for children aged 0–4.

Early Years Studio 12/7
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Activity Sheets

Pick up a free activity sheet from the Kettle’s Yard café and find out how the founders of Kettle’s Yard, Jim & Helen Ede, used to welcome visitors to their dining room in the house.


Arts Award Discover Booklets

Have a go at Arts Award Discover by purchasing a booklet from the Kettle’s Yard shop. Suitable for ages 5 – 25 years. Arts Award is a range of five qualifications that support you to grow as an artist and arts leader.


Family Guide

Pick up a free family guide from the welcome desk and discover more about the Kettle’s Yard house and collection on your next visit.


The Art Cart

The Art Cart is a mobile creative activity cart with creative family activities for you to have a go at on your next visit.

View of Kettle's Yard from the street

Access & Facilities

  • We have baby changing facilities on the first floor and in the Clore Learning Studio.
  • We recommend that buggies and prams are stored in the space on the ground floor beside the lift, opposite the Clore Learning Studio. Your belongings are left at your own risk.
  • The Clore Learning Studio is located in the basement, -1, and can be accessed by stairs or in the lift.
  • There is an accessible toilet in the Clore Learning Studio.
  • Regrettably we cannot accommodate buggies and prams in the house, but they can be used throughout the galleries and learning spaces.
  • Please feel free to breastfeed wherever you feel comfortable.
  • There are highchairs available in the cafe and the cafe is able to warm up bottles.
  • We ask that all children and young people are accompanied by an adult throughout their visit to Kettle’s Yard

Find out more about access at Kettle’s Yard