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. We are currently recruiting for our next cohort of house guides! Click the link below for the details!
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..."
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