• Our first floor gallery was once the home of Charles Lamb.

  • Our premises have been visited by James Joyce, Stephen Hawking, and David Attenborough.

  • It has also been a place where artists like Lucie Rie and Bernard Leach sold their work.

Charles Lamb

Our upstairs gallery space has a historical connection to Charles Lamb, the renowned poet and essayist, who resided here in 1819.

Hans Coper

Hans Coper, one of Britain's significant studio potters, held his debut solo exhibition at Primavera on Sloane Street in 1958.

James Joyce

James Joyce, a renowned Irish writer, recorded a reading of his last novel‘’Finnegans
Wake’’ on the first floor of Primavera, overlooking King's College.

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College Farm Collection

We also house a permanent exhibition of British Artwork at College Farm (our sister gallery). The private collection is available for viewing by appointment only. Please contact 07779302777 to book your visit.

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Our Story

Our mission is to protect and foster British heritage traditional Art and Craft. Situated in the heart of Cambridge, Primavera is an independent art gallery in a three-storey Grade II listed building facing King's College. We house a wide range of British contemporary collections including paintings, ceramics, jewellery, glass, sculpture and textiles.

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Established in 1945, our aim is to display and contrast British artists' work in an engaging and accessible way so that each piece can be fully appreciated. Visitors have the opportunity to touch, feel and interact with the artwork within the setting of an exquisite and historic location.

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Browse our various collections of bespoke handmade crafts

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