Visit

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. 

House Tours

The House Tour is perfect for those who have never visited before. The Private Tour is a longer, more in-depth experience for those who would like to come as a private group of up to six people.

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

Private Tour

Day & time
by arrangement
Running time
2 hours 30 minutes
Cost
£80 per person
Refresh­ments
tea or coffee and cake included
Booking
groups of 4–6 people only

Special Tour

Wall Painting Conservation and Techniques

Days
first Friday of July, August, September and October
Time
10:30
Running time
2 hours
Cost
£40 (£44 with donation) per person
Booking
from 1 to 6 people per tour

Group Visits

Private group visits can be arranged by appointment only (see tour for details) and are a brilliant way of spending time with family and friends in a unique environment. They also make a great gift or celebratory event.

Group Visit: Half Day

Day & time
by arrangement
Running time
3 hours, morning or afternoon
Cost
£360 per group
Refresh­ments
tea or coffee and cake included
Booking
for private groups of 7–12 people

Group Visit: Full Day

Day & time
by arrangement
Running time
6 hours, from 9:30am
Cost
£720 per group
Refresh­ments
tea or coffee and cake included
Booking
for private groups of 13–24 people

Events

We have a variety of Events that will unfold over the year to showcase the many different aspects of the David Parr House that cannot be shown within the confined space of its four walls. 

 

Talk: Getting to know David Parr through his Paintings

Day & time
Tuesday 26th March at 7:30pm
Cost
Suggested donation £3
Venue
St Barnabas Church, Mill Road, Cambridge

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.

Mill Road Cemetery, where David Parr is buried, is a short walk along Mill Road.

The Mill Road area has a rich and fascinating history. Find out more on Capturing Cambridge.

Around Cambridge

Cambridge City offers wonderful historic buildings, a thriving cultural and artistic scene, exquisite large and small museums, beautiful walks, punting along the river and much more. Find out what Cambridge has to offer here.

Getting Here

Please note that all tours must be pre-booked. We have no ticket office and we are only open by appointment or for booked tours.

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

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

Please knock at 184 Gwydir Street before your tour. Booking is essential. Tours are limited.

Find out more here.