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About Open Cambridge

Cambridge opens its doors for a special weekend Friday 8 and Saturday 9 September 2017

Open Cambridge is part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme. Designed to offer special access to places that are normally closed to the public or charge admission.  The initiative provides an annual opportunity for people to discover the local history and heritage of their community. This year’s programme features a wonderful mixture of events, ranging from Jane Austen at King's, an artist walking tour of Parker's Piece and the Cambridge Mosque open day.  And especially for 2017,  Open Eddington and India and Cambridge. 

Open Eddington will showcase the development and its buildings in a variety of talks and tours by those who have helped to design, build and create this new neighbourhood, Eddington.

Open Eddington takes place on Saturday 9 September.

India Unboxed is a programme of exhibitions, events, digital encounters, discussions, installations and more within the museums and city of Cambridge.

Many of the Colleges and museums that feature in the programme allow public access throughout the year with a variety of opening hours and charges. We have produced a guide for your

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For more information about the Heritage Open Days project please visit:

Open Cambridge is co-ordinated by the Public Engagement team at the University of Cambridge, which works across the University and Colleges to support public research discussion and community outreach work.


Image: Clare College Gardens. Credit: University of Cambridge