During these unusual times general tours of the house are on hold. However, we are working on exciting new ways to for you to experience the house, including our new online guided tours.

Our website has a wealth of fascinating information to explore including audio memories, stories and research. To keep up to date with the latest news, online talks and workshops, please sign up to our newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.

We are creating an endowment to permanently secure our curator’s post. Every contribution is doubled by National Heritage Lottery Fund. Help us share the stories of the house, forever. Join the David Parr House family by becoming a Founding Member or donate here.


The house has been saved by a dedicated team of workers, volunteers and generous donors. Now we are crafting its future. As an independent the only way for us to continue to open the house and share its stories is by creating an endowment to pay staff to work with visitors, volunteers and our community. Donate now.

Founding Members and Patrons

Become a member or patron and join a community of supporters enjoying behind the scenes access, the latest research and special social events.


As one of only 11 institutions to receive match funding from National Lottery Heritage Fund until May 2021 every gift is doubled. Help us to share the stories of the house, forever.


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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.

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Interested in hosting a talk, our museum on a bike at your event or school, or looking for educational resources for your group?

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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?

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"A modest terrace house at 186 Gwydir Street, Cambridge preserves an extraordinary series of interiors."

Country Life

"The David Parr House in Britain is a sort of time capsule..."

The New York Times