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The Round Church Visitor Centre

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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 25 minute film and an...more
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Reviewed 6 days ago

If you enjoy looking around churches this is one to see. It is one of only 4 round churches in the country. Exhibits detail the history of the area.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank Jill S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The round church is one of the many landmarks in Cambridge. It is a real piece of history and well worth a visit, even if you have already seen many churches .

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Rob G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came across this place purely by chance as we visited most of the colleges located south of the church on Trinity street and we wanted to travel east towards a bus stop to go back to the train station: - the church looks simply...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank TERRAvelista
Reviewed March 13, 2019

Fascinating exterior and interior. Informative panels in the 'round' part of the church, plus a helpful video about Cambridge -- well worth viewing. Was heartwarming to see that some of the interior has been devoted to a working space, seemingly for Cambridge students. Well worth...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank worldexplorer0820
Reviewed March 10, 2019

My wife Anne and I took a short three day break in Cambridge and stayed in a hotel in the city. On Thursday 7th March, 2019 we decided to take the University Walk which had been recommended to us by a friend. This was a...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Nigel S
JoshuaatCH, Manager at The Round Church Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2019

Thank you, Nigel S, for your visit last week. We're so glad to hear that you and your wife enjoyed the University Walk and found it a helpful way in to Cambridge's history and a stimulus to learn more about the Christian origins of the...More

Reviewed February 11, 2019

We spent an hour at this building. There is so much information on the boards which goes back to 11th Century. Also a audio visual which lasts around 20 - 25 minutes. This gives a good insight into the famous people in history who have...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Anita F
Reviewed February 2, 2019

One of only four Round Churches surviving in England this church built in the 12th century by the fraternity of the Holy Sepulchre as a church for travellers. The member of staff was very informative and a series of displays around the interior walls explained...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank MartinG_53
Reviewed January 15, 2019

We had a 2 hour walking tour, starting inside the round church, into Magdalene, John's College, and Sidney Sussex. Very informative, entertaining and a great way to learn about the role Christianity has played in the forming of the University and hearing about some of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Heather C
Reviewed January 9, 2019

Several displays on the history of Religion, politics and science in Cambridge. My son is a student so we got in free. It is not worth the price of admission otherwise-- if you don't watch the video you could be in and out in 10...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Ryansma33
Reviewed December 27, 2018

The Round Church is an iconic Cambridge sight, and a delightful and fascinating building. It's also the venue for numerous events. My wife and I have enjoyed talks and concerts here over the years. Well worth a visit.

Date of experience: April 2018
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