Visit

To visit the House, you need to buy a ticket to join one of our Guide-led tours. These usually run four times during each of our open days, and please note capacity is limited to six visitors per tour. Booking is now open for the Spring 2023 season.

House Tours

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House Tour

Days
Thursdays and Saturdays
Times
9.30, 11.30, 13.30 and 15.30
Running time
1 hour 30 minutes
Cost
£14.50 (£16 with donation) per person
Booking
from 1 to 6 people per tour

Explore the Virtual David Parr House

Day & time
On demand
Cost
£5

Group Visits

We welcome groups to the David Parr House, both in person and online. Email our team to discuss your requirements at info@davidparrhouse.org. In addition to Guide-led tours of the house, we offer a range of specialist talks, catering, and a space to hire for your own event.

Basic Group Tours

If you are making a booking for a group of six, and you are happy to visit on a standard tour day, you can just book through our website, subject to availability.This will suit groups who would like to visit during normal public opening hours.

Days
Thursdays and Saturdays
Running time
1 hour 30 minutes
Cost
£14.50 (£16 with donation) per person
Numbers
Up to 24 in individual groups of 6

The Visitor Centre.

Our beautiful Visitor Centre is a contemporary space where you will begin your house tour.

The Centre also houses a workshop where we host a regular programme of creative activities. This space is available to hire for private events, and can also hold small exhibitions.

Getting Here

The David Parr House is on a residential street a short walk from Cambridge Station. 

Address: 184/186 Gwydir Street, Cambridge, CB1 2LW. 

Please knock at 184 Gwydir Street, the Visitor Centre, before your tour.

Find out more here.

Our Neighbourhood: Mill Road

David Parr House is in the thriving Mill Road area of Cambridge, known for its independent cafes, restaurants and shops.

We are located opposite Dale’s Brewery which houses two antique shops –
The Cambridge Antique Centre and The Hive – and Hot Numbers café (named after a much-loved Cambridge record shop) which offers coffee and cakes, all locally made, as well as breakfast and light lunches. There are also some good pubs for both food and drink on Gwydir Street. The Alex, 22 Gwydir Street and The Cambridge Blue, 85 – 87 Gwydir Street. Round the corner, on Mill Road (111-113) is Scott’s All Day, which offers delicious breakfasts, brunches and lunches through to the evening, when it becomes a pizzeria.

Mill Road Cemetery, where David Parr is buried, is a short walk along Mill Road. Mill Road Cemetery is Victorian Garden Cemetery and is a peaceful and beautiful place to explore.
Cambridge Central Mosque, a stunning piece of new architecture in the Romsey Town end of Mill Road (over the bridge). The Mosque was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize in 2021.

Walking Tours

There are a number of places in Cambridge where the work of the F R Leach firm and the designers who commissioned them (William Morris and George Bodley) can still be seen. We have put together a walking tour that takes in many of these places and complements a visit to the David Parr House if you wish to make a day of it.