Cambridge Kettle’s Yard Art Gallery

Cambridge Kettle’s Yard, Building, Architect, Design, Jim Ede Project, Dates, History

Kettle’s Yard Development in Cambridge

Modern English Art Gallery, Cambridgeshire, England, UK

Kettle’s Yard Cambridge

Various gallery builidngs – by various architects – have been built on the site over the years since 1957.

Kettle’s Yard
Date built: 1957
Set up by Jim Ede

Kettle’s Yard – First Extension
Date built: 1970
Design: Leslie Martin & David Owers

Kettle’s Yard – Second Extension
Date built: 1980
Design: Leslie Martin & Robert Weighton

Kettle’s Yard – Third Extension
Date built: 1984
Design: Leslie Martin & Ivor Richards

Penultimate Extension
Date built: 1994
Design: Bland, Brown & Cole

Current Expansion
Date built: 2005-
Design: Jamie Fobert Architects

Address: Kettle’s Yard, Castle Street, Cambridge CB3 0AQ

Contact Kettle’s Yard: 01223 748 100

The building is located on the west side of Castle Street, between Northampton Street and St Peter’s Church.

It was originally the Cambridge home of Jim Ede and his wife Helen, from 1956. Four small cottages were converted into one house with a place to display their collection of early 20th-century art. In 1966, Ede gave the house and collection to the University of Cambridge, but continued living there before moving to Edinburgh in 1973. In 1970, the house was extended, adding an exhibition gallery in a contrasting Modernist style by architect Leslie Martin.


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