As part of the Newcomer's and Visiting Scholars group I went on a tour of both locations last Thursday. After a brief talk in The Folk Museum we were set free to wander about as we pleased at both venues. After a good bit of meandering, we made our way to The Punter for a cup of tea.
"The Folk Museum is housed in the former White Horse Inn, an 8 room building now containing exhibits that illustrae the work and everyday life of the people of Cambridge and the surrounding County over the last 300 years. The displays include tools of various crafts and occupations, 19th century kitchen, toys and games, and local folklore." - Credit
Here are a few shots (some quite creepy in hindsight) from inside the museum:
My favorite of the two places was Kettle's Yard.
Oh. My. Gosh.
Maybe the contrast of the two is what won me over. After wandering through the cramped, dark, completely filled rooms of the Folk Museum, walking into the light, spacious, aesthetically decorated space of Kettle's Yard was a welcome and comforting relief.
(* Majority of the photos below from Kettle's Yard Virtual Tour)
Virtual Tour of Kettle's Yard
Blog post about Kettle's Yard
Flicker Stream of Kettle's Yard
Some of the artwork on display inside the home/museum:
See why I like that house so much? Just makes me want to curl up with a book and a cup of tea. Occasionally staring out into the room at all the beautiful objects and works of art. I'm hoping to visit the house again soon when there are fewer people around so I can take my time and really enjoy being in the space.
All in all, a lovely day in this lovely town.
What a lucky girl I am.
Thanks for reading.