Your group (of 13 to 24 people) will divide into four groups which will each take part in three or four activities, including a House Tour. Everyone will enjoy a Tour and a Talk or a Walk as well as some time to enjoy the local area or a trip into the centre of Cambridge.
If you have specific requirements then 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 directly next door to the David Parr House at 184 Gwydir Street.
A House Tour
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.
There are other activities available in Cambridge that are relevant to the story of the David Parr House, which we could help you to arrange if you prefer:
A guided tour of All Saints’ Church (additional cost)
Neo-Gothic Cambridge – a guided walk (self-led or guided at an additional cost)
Visit to the Fitzwilliam Museum (Trumpington Street, Cambridge, Free)
Visit to the Museum of Cambridge (Castle Hill, Cambridge, Entrance fee)
Visit to Kettles Yard (Castle Hill, Cambridge, Entrance fee and pre-book)
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.
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.
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