Group Visit: Half Day


Day & time
By arrangement
Wednesdays and Fridays
Running time
3 hours
£360 including a talk, tour of the house and refreshments
Tea or coffee and cake included
For private groups of 7–12 people


Your group (of 7-12 people) will divide into two and take part in two activities, lasting ninety minutes each Half of your group will take the House Tour as the other half enjoys one of the activities listed below, then you swap places so that everyone has the full experience. The whole group will enjoy either a Tour and a Talk or a Tour and a Walk.

If you have specific requirements, we can discuss them. However, we have crafted a choice of activities which we hope you’ll really enjoy. Talks take place in the relaxed environment of the Visitor Centre next door to the David Parr House at 184 Gwydir Street.

An Introduction to F R Leach  for whom David Parr worked and who also worked with George Bodley, William Morris and other masters on Arts & Crafts and neo-Gothic decorative work around Cambridge and across the country.

Stepping Outside the David Parr House a guided walk around the immediate area around the house, including both huse gardens and the rarely opened sheds.

The Conservation of the David Parr House a talk about the various conservation skills involved in saving the house and opening it up to visitors.

Looking to book a House Tour for six or fewer people? See our House Tour.

Please note: Our personal guided tour may be replaced with an audio version of the same tour. Recorded using 14 guides and team members, the tour is delivered via audio wands or straight to your phone via QR codes (please bring own headphones). The Trust reserves the right to replace the personal guided tour at any time in response to pandemic and to protect both visitors, volunteers and staff. By booking a tour it is on the understanding that you accept these conditions.

All visitors will be asked to wear a face mask in the David Parr House and Visitor Centre.

Booking Info

As we move into the next phase of living with COVID-19, the safety and wellbeing of all our visitors, staff and volunteers remains of upmost importance. Face masks are now optional and the house is well ventilated. Please do not attend the tour if you, or those you live with, test positive for or are displaying symptoms of COVID, instead please contact us. To read our risk assessment please click here.

In the winter months the house can be quite cold – please dress warmly as bulky coats are not allowed in the house!

Please note before booking: we welcome children aged 12 and over (due to the delicate nature of the artwork the house is unsuitable for younger children and babies).

Refunds Please Note We are unable to offer refunds on tickets purchased.

If you unable to come on your booked tour we suggest that you gift your tickets to friends or family and ask that you e-mail their names to us at .  Thank you

Special requirements? Access information is available here.


Please email to discuss your booking.


More info

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We look forward to welcoming you.