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Open Cambridge

Open Cambridge is an annual weekend in September, during which Cambridge throws open its doors so that local people can enjoy and walk through its beautiful gardens and historic buildings.  It is a unique opportunity to celebrate Cambridge’s history, discover its architectural treasures, and enjoy a wide range of tours, talks and exhibitions highlighting aspects of the City’s history and cultural offerings.

For one special weekend in September, Cambridge welcomes you through the doors of some of its most beautiful and intriguing places. This year over eighty events, ranging from College gardens to the Fire Station and museums to the Mosque, explore the heritage, architecture and culture of this historic City.

The annual Bridge the Gap charity walk takes place during September, offering local residents the opportunity to visit selected College and University grounds while raising support for local charities.

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. For more information please visit: www.heritageopendays.org.uk.

Many Colleges and museums across the City allow public access throughout the year with a variety of opening hours and charges. We have produced a guide for your information: www.cam.ac.uk/visitors

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.

If you would like to be added to their mailing list to receive updates and information about our work, please email opencambridge@admin.cam.ac.uk. And follow them on twitter @OpenCambridgeUK.

Open Cambridge Website

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