We are expecting to re-open the house for tours in September – sign up to our newsletter for the latest updates. In the meantime you can experience the house through our fascinating online guided tours – find out more in the video below and click here to book a tour. Our online tours are also great for large groups who wouldn’t be able to visit together physically due to the small size of the house. Email us for details and rates for large groups – firstname.lastname@example.org
The David Parr House is an ordinary Cambridge terraced house containing an extraordinary secret world – an Arts & Crafts worker’s home with many stories to tell.
The house has been saved by a dedicated team of workers, volunteers and generous donors. Now we are crafting its future.
As an independent charity the only way for us to share the stories of the house is to build up our endowment so we can continue to work with visitors, volunteers and our community.
By supporting us you are helping to share the house with everyone and tell its stories, forever. Donate now.
Join our community of regular donors, funders and supporters who enjoy behind the scenes access, the latest research and special events. By supporting our endowment you are helping to us to deliver tours of the house, exhibitions, talks, workshops and community outreach.
In April 2021 National Lottery Heritage Fund matched every pound we had raised to create a £1 million endowment. Thank you so much to every single one of you that has helped by giving a gift, your time, your creativity and above all your enthusiasm. The endowment will continue to grow to craft a bright future for the house and its collections.
Make new friends, learn a skill, take part in research and contribute to the growing community around the David Parr House.
For years the David Parr House at 186 Gwydir Street has been one of Cambridge’s best kept secrets. Join us and find out why.
Book up for one of our limited online tours to experience a colourful world full of art, family stories and mid-20th century memorabilia. Perfect for anyone interested in art, crafts, social history or simply looking for something inspirational and different to do, our intimate online tours are just one way to get involved.
Our next season of online tours is now open for booking.
From the moment that Tamsin first saw the house and spoke to Elsie in 2009 she knew she had stumbled upon something special. How could such a house be saved?
"A modest terrace house at 186 Gwydir Street, Cambridge preserves an extraordinary series of interiors."
"The David Parr House in Britain is a sort of time capsule..."
The New York Times