House Tours

Visit the house by booking a place on a guided tour. Tours run on Thursdays, Saturdays and occasional Fridays throughout the year.

House Tours run throughout the year. We are closed from January until mid-February.

House Tour

Thursdays and Saturdays
9.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm
Running time
1 hour 30 minutes
£14.50 (£16 with donation) per person
from 1 to 6 people per tour

Student & Under 30s Tour

Returning in September 2024
Running time
1 hour 30 minutes
£9.50 (£11.50 with donation) per person
from 1 to 6 people per tour

Explore the Virtual David Parr House

Day & time
On demand

Group Visits

For large groups, special occasions and out-of-hour tours, please email our team to discuss your requirements at We offer guided tours of the house, a range of specialist talks, workshops, catering, and a space to hire for your own event.

The Visitor Centre

Your house tour begins in the Visitor Centre, next door at 184 Gwydir Street.

The Visitor Centre is a space for workshops, events and the DPH shop, stocked with objects reflecting David’s values of workmanship, skill and sense of place.

The workshop space and kitchen are available for hire. Get in touch at to discuss our requirements.

All income from venue hire helps to sustain David Parr House to enable us to look after the House and programme events and exhibitions.

Getting Here

The David Parr House is on Gwydir 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.

More information on getting 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.

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