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The Round Church Visitor Centre

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Address: 9A Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB, England
Phone Number: +44 1223 311602
13:00 - 17:00
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Before Newton and Darwin, Milton and Lewis, before the Colleges and the...

Before Newton and Darwin, Milton and Lewis, before the Colleges and the University... the Round Church in Cambridge was built.Start at the second oldest building in the city to learn about the history of Cambridge through a 20minute film and a thorough exhibition.Open: Tuesday - Saturday 10-5 | Sundays 1-5 (Plus Mondays 10-5 from Easter)Guided Walks of the City: Wednesday 11am | Sunday 2.30pm (More in the summer)On the Number 1 bus route from the railway station.Small entrance charge | Free for residents and children

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A very unusual little church.

Was well worth a visit although very small it is very unusual in its rondal shape. Also gave an opportunity to take photographs of the two reindeers in a stall and santa's sleigh... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
John H
Somerset, England
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a stunning crusader church built by Knights Templar around 1130, inspired by the Church of the holy sepulchre in Jerusalem. Think da Vinci Code. It's tiny but lovely. The video, though, while claiming to be about the history of Cambridge was actually thinly veiled Christian propaganda - seeing every development of the city and university through that lens.... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was well worth a visit although very small it is very unusual in its rondal shape. Also gave an opportunity to take photographs of the two reindeers in a stall and santa's sleigh which were in front of the church entrance. Very pleasant young lady on duty at the main entrance to the church. Cost is £2.50 to visit inside.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small beautiful round shape church building near Trinity is also used as a small information centre for the visitors showing history of Cambridge. A token entry fee to support the museum finances is taken from outside visitors. Interested visitors can spend some time here, otherwise you can give a skip as well.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have a child reading at Cambridge and have been many times. Never ventured in here but did the other day and it is well worth it. If you want to understand Cambridge simply and quickly this is the spot. It would take about 45 minutes. The side panels are very instructive and there is a must see 20 minute... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

After walking past the Round Church several times, we decided to take a look inside. We were amazed to find a fascinating chronological history of Cambridge. One of the highlights of our visit to this area.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

Somewhere if you are a local you don't visit very often or may even just pass it by, but it's worth a visit. I visited with a family member who is a local. Interesting displays and very historic. The tour of the history of the place and Cambridge on headphones is interesting but can send you to sleep as it... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016

This old round church is no longer an active congregation but more of a museum. At almost £3 entrance it wasn't worth the visit unless one was interested in an overview of the history of Christianity in Britain. There are readable panels around the nave with facts and then commentary. I read them all and enjoyed the recap, felt it... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

I went with some visiting American friends, never having been in, despite living here for nearly 30 years. The church itself is small and I wouldn't visit it solely for its aesthetics. However, there was a little exhibition of Cambridge history 'In Context', which was very impressive: the text was beautifully written and captured even me, normally an avoider of... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

Shame that most buildings in Cambridge involve payment of a fee.very small church looks quirky from the outside,stuck my head in the door and looks nice,but fed up with being charged for everything you want to look at in Cambridge.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We arrived on open Cambridge weekend which meant that many tours were not happening, however this church had a DVD running which we very interesting and informative. There were a lot of information boards set up in the church which were helpful and I believe they are a permanent display.worth a visit especially when the tour is happening.

Thank Debra T

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