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Review of Kettle's Yard House and Gallery - CLOSED

Kettle's Yard House and Gallery
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Owner description: KETTLE'S YARD IS NOW CLOSED FOR A MAJOR REDEVELOPMENT, SEE THE WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION. Kettle's Yard is a house with a permanent collection of early twentieth century works of art and a gallery presenting a changing programme of contemporary and modern art exhibitions. There is a lively programme of events including music and workshops.
Essex, United Kingdom
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138 reviews
65 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
“Tourist Attraction?”
Reviewed 15 May 2014

Having unsuccessfully tried to see The Backs, I followed the Main Road to Kettles Yard.
I found a small green, an old house, not Open, but with unkempt front garden.
At the rear was an Art Gallery, which looked open, but they were rehanging...or removing Art, and the place was full of ladders and the such like.
The tiny Chapel opposite was also locked up!
The Museum of Cambridge looked like it was Open, but there was no one in sight!
I left!

Visited May 2014
Thank essexgran2016
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Kettlesyard, Public Relations Manager at Kettle's Yard House and Gallery, responded to this review, 17 May 2014
Thank you for your comments. I am very sorry that you seemed to visit when we were closed, we do have to close the gallery when we are installing new exhibitions, however the house and permanent collection remain open our usual hours, Tues-Sun 12-5pm. I hope you will be able to visit again when everything is open.
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English first
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Can't believe it's all free!”
Reviewed 6 May 2014

An amazing gallery and adjacent art filled house right in the centre of Cambridge. Just visited the Art and Life exhibition with works by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Alfred Wallis and others. Don't n=miss the house, which is a fantastic place, former home of Jim Ede and his wife. Set aside a couple of hours to explore the house and works of art. There are all sorts of chairs and sofas in every room where you can sit to view the art and surroundings. And you can take photographs to inspire you later!

Visited May 2014
1 Thank LichenMoss
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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Kettles Yard”
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Hold really interesting exhibitions and the house is a paradise of treasures...anyone who collects should visit.

Visited March 2014
1 Thank Audrey G
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London, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Very interesting house & gallery”
Reviewed 31 March 2014

Both house and gallery hold large collections of Nicholson, Ede, Wallis... Lovely Norman church adjacent.

Visited March 2014
Thank Aberphobic
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Horsham, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
56 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Unexpected treat”
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Went to see Ben Nicolson and fell in love with Alfred Wallis. What a lovely gallery. Missed the house didn't know that there was an exhibition there as well. Oh well an excuse to go back soon and it was free free, free

Visited March 2014
Thank Jane D
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