Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge

The University of Cambridge's modern and contemporary art gallery, Kettle's Yard houses a remarkable collection of modern art.

Situated in a quiet corner of Cambridge, this is a beautiful house, once the home of Jim and Helen Ede. Jim had been a curator at Tate Gallery London and he gathered a remarkable collection, including paintings by Ben and Winifred Nicholson, Alfred Wallis, Christopher Wood, David Jones and Joan Miro as well as sculptures by Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, Constantin Brancusi, Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.

In 1966 Jim Ede gave the house and its contents to the University of Cambridge. Renovated in 2018, the complex now includes a four-floor education wing, new and improved exhibition galleries and a café.

'One of the country's most intimate and spellbinding museums, the collection of one man and his unerring eye; restorative, homely yet life-changing.' Mark Fisher, Britain's Best Museums and Galleries 2004.

Good to know

Price: £10.50 for standard admission

Nearest railway station: Cambridge - 30 minute walk to Kettle's Yard, University of Cambridge, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Directions: Kettles Yard is a picturesque 35 min walk from Cambridge Station via Station Road and Hills Road, then right through the centre of Cambridge. Alternatively, the U bus takes 20 minutes from bus stop 8 in front of the station, and stops on Chesterton Road across the road from the gallery.

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