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The Round Church Visitor Centre

9A Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB, England
+44 1223 311602
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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 engaging exhibition. Guided Walks of the City: Tuesday, Thursday, and alternative Friday: 2.00 PM Saturday and Sunday: 2.30 PM CS Lewis Walking Tours: Monday and Wednesday: 2.00 PM Thursday: 11.00 AM On the Number 1 bus route from the railway station.Small entrance charge | Free for residents and children
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9A Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UB, England
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"holy sepulchre"
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"oldest building"
in 9 reviews
"christian heritage"
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"small entrance fee"
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"display boards"
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"cambridge history"
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"quirky building"
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"several languages"
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"knights templar"
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"written information"
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"bridge street"
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"worth a visit"
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"visitor's center"
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"interesting information"
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"interesting place"
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"walking tour"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been a resident of Cambridge for three years and this was my first time visiting the Round Church. It is architecturally very interesting and the building itself has an impressively ancient history. However, my visit was soured by the exhibition within that left...More

Thank Jeremy T
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have lived in Cambridge for two years and have walked by the Round Church often on my trips through town. I decided to have a look inside. I was rather shocked by some of the claims made in the “The Cambridge Story Exhibition.” Let...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A quirky building easy to find off Bridge Street. It really is a round church! Pretty cheap entrance fee and video on entry informative.

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JoshuaatCH, Manager at The Round Church Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks, MrsBsTravels, for coming to the Round Church! We are glad you enjoyed its quirks and found the video interesting and helpful!

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Reviewed 5 March 2018

Definitely worth paying a little to see this gem of a church. The panels explain the role of Christianity in the development of scientific thought at Cambridge. It all gets a bit much, and largely disregards the role of people with other or no religions....More

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JoshuaatCH, Manager at The Round Church Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 10 March 2018

Thanks, Louis B, for your feedback! We're glad you enjoyed visiting the Round Church. I'm sorry the panels weren't to your taste - I'm unsure whether or not your saw the film, 'Saints and Scholars', which we also show here. At the Round Church we...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

Saw this as we arrived in city centre, lovely little church with a good sight seeing tour leaving from here.

Thank Paul S
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JoshuaatCH, Manager at The Round Church Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for visiting, Paul S! We agree that the Round Church is something special :)

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Popped in on a visit to Cambridge with friend and found this a fascinating introduction. It gives a quick but informative run through the history of the city from the Romans until present day, particularly looking at the role of Christianity in it's development. I...More

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JoshuaatCH, Manager at The Round Church Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

We're so glad to hear that the information was interesting and helpful to you, Pauljsimps! Thanks for visiting!

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Reviewed 12 February 2018

Joshua, the resident guide/caretaker made our visit come alive. Do ask him about the people in the scriptorium. Walking tours start here too.

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JoshuaatCH, Manager at The Round Church Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for visiting, Addismedia! We are so glad you enjoyed your time here.

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Reviewed 8 February 2018 via mobile

It's round, it's a church. The staff is nice and approachable, there's a tour and a two hour video, but who has that kind of time. We wanted to like this more, left wanting, but ready to go. They did all they could with what...More

Thank George M
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JoshuaatCH, Manager at The Round Church Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 February 2018

Thank you, theDabblers, for your review! The Round Church certainly is little, but we hope there's enough in here to pique the interest of those looking for a good introduction to Cambridge. Just by way of correction, the 'Saints and Scholars' video is twenty minutes,...More

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Reviewed 14 January 2018

We popped into this place on our way back to the car after the end of a long day and, if we're being honest, were a little underwhelmed. The round end of the church is interesting, but other than this the inside of the church...More

Thank Jonathan L
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JoshuaatCH, Manager at The Round Church Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 26 January 2018

Thank you, Jonathan, for your feedback! It's true that the Round Church is a little different from other Cambridge edifices. It does't have the grandeur of King's College chapel or the lavish decoration of the chapel at Saint John's College. It is, however, an architectural...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

The Round Church Visitor's Center was extremely helpful for places to visit in Cambridge and setting up the walking tour of the city.

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JoshuaatCH, Manager at The Round Church Visitor Centre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Thank you, Spainwinecountry - so glad you enjoyed your visit to the Round Church!

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