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Round Church Visitor Centre

In response to national restrictions imposed by the UK government on 5 November, the Round Church Visitor Centre will be closed until further notice. Guided Walks will also cease to operate during this time. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to the time when we can welcome you once again to the Round Church.

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Step Into Cambridge’s History

The Cambridge Story Exhibition

The Cambridge Story is a 12-panel journey from Roman times to the present which aims to set Cambridge in context, giving you access to the greatest minds and movements which have shaped Britain over two millennia.

 

Highlighting the dynamic influence of Christianity on the cultural, political and intellectual history of the West, this is an exhibition which unveils the big picture, while keeping Cambridge in focus as a key centre of dramatic societal changes. Join us at the Round Church Visitor Centre for this enriching learning experience.

‘Saints & Scholars’ Film

Narrated by Sir David Suchet, our film ‘Saints and Scholars’ gives a compelling introduction to the rich history of Cambridge. In our 23 minute video, we invite you to discover the Christian story of Cambridge and to meet some of the most significant thinkers of the last few centuries. Watch the film below or view in person at the Round Church Visitor Centre!

History of the Round Church

Modelled on the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, the Round Church was built by crusaders in the 12th century. A city landmark long before the formation of the university, the church has stood as a witness to the Christian faith for nearly 900 years of Cambridge history.

Stunning 12th-century architecture

One of Cambridge’s most iconic buildings, the Round Church was constructed c. 1130 and predates the university by 75 years. The church’s imposing Norman architecture, marked by thick pillars and rounded arches, is complemented by stunning stained glass windows, fascinating stone faces, beautiful 15th century carved wooden angels, Victorian tiles, and much more.

 

Stop by the Round Church Visitor Centre and explore a unique part of Cambridge’s history!

Opening Times
Visitor Centre:

Temporarily closed due to COVID-19 and national restrictions

 

Guided Walks:

Temporarily not operating due to COVID-19 and national restrictions

Entrance Fees
  • £3.50 – Standard Entrance
  • £1.00 – Teenagers and Students
  • FREE – Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin students
  • FREE – Cambridge residents (CB1–CB5)
  • FREE – Children under 13

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