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"Energy Walk": a guided tour around the perimeter of the former Cambridge gasworks

6:45pm-7:30pm on Friday 8 September
11:30am-12:15pm on Saturday 9 September
1:30pm-2:15pm on Sunday 17 September
12:00pm-12:45pm on Friday 15 September

Cambridge Museum of Technology, The Old Pumping Station, Cheddars Lane, CB5 8LD

A guided walking tour (in all weathers!) will explore the industrial heritage of Cambridge's power generation and energy consumption: past, present and future.

The tour will visit urban-archaeological remains from what was - in its time - the largest industrial complex in Cambridge: the former site of the University & Town Gas-Light Company gasworks. Stops on the tour will include the gasworks' entrance gates, the war memorial and the site of former wharves on the River Cam.

Featuring local documentary sources such as maps, photographs, company records and eyewitness reports to describe the sights (and smells) of the former Cambridge gasworks, its operations, stories of its workers and evaluation of the environmental effects upon Cambridge.

Presented by Dr Gordon Davies, a volunteer at Cambridge Museum of Technology.

This (free) tour will take approximately 45 minutes and cover a (step-free) distance of approximately 1km on marked footpaths around the perimeter of Newmarket Rd, Cheddars Lane, River Lane and Riverside.

Meet outside the upper gate of Museum of Technology on the corner of Cheddars Lane (WhatThreeWords
Tour will conclude at lower entrance of Museum of Technology on Riverside (WhatThreeWords:

Reservations recommended.

Please note: this free, urban-walking tour does not include admission to Museum of Technology ( Advanced reservations are encouraged for each scheduled session in order to assist planning.
Walk-ups on a first-come, first-served basis up to a maximum tour-group size of 16.

Image copyright: Britain From Above EPW025466, © Historic England, licensed to Cambridge Museum of Technology.

Booking Information

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Booking recommended

Advance reservation recommended (up to a group size of 16 per session).
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Step-free access, Transcript

Additional Information

Adults, Young Adults 12 – 18, Tour, In person, Free
Event capacity: 16

Please note: this free, urban-walking tour does not include admission to Museum of Technology (