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Hidden Cambridge Walking Tour (October)
4 October 2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Journey through the streets of Hidden Cambridge
A group of qualified guides are once again offering walking tours of the oldest part of the city, generously donating the proceeds to support the Museum of Cambridge.
It’s a tour for local residents who have always meant to explore the side streets and alleyways but never quite had the time, as well as for visitors who want to discover more of Cambridge beyond King’s Parade.
Discover the heart of the ancient city, some of the hidden nooks and crannies you’ve never noticed before around the river crossing and quayside area – traces of the Roman settlement, the Norman castle, the Saxon and Viking trading centre and the medieval town. Hear stories of beer, brothels and boatmen! Nobel prizes jostle with rugby players and mustard factories.
The tour is subject to COVID-19 regulations in place at the time, and the groups will be small and conducted in a safe way.
For booking visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/hidden-cambridge-walking-tour-tickets-117169036743. Booking is not required for accompanied children aged 12 and under. They also get free entrance to the museum.
Meet at 10.30am outside the Round Church on Bridge Street. Each tour lasts about 90 minutes and the cost of £15 a head includes a year’s free entry to the Museum. This small, independent museum, located in the former White Horse Inn, has a big story to share. Suffused with the history of the local people of Cambridge, it contains an eclectic collection of everyday objects used in day-to-day life, from vacuum cleaners and washing machines to false teeth and mantraps! Opening times are limited currently, check the web site for up to date hours.
This tour is organised and run by Hidden Cambridge, for further details contact Hidden.Cambridge@gmail.com
Featured photo by Bob Wheatley