Visit Cambridge, Things to do at Cambridge

Visit Cambridge

Visit Cambridge, Cambridge is the county town of Cambridgeshire, England UK, on the River Cam about 50 miles (80 km) north of London. At the United Kingdom Census 2011, its population is about 130K including 25K Students.

Cambridge is the home of the University of Cambridge, founded in 1209 and one of the top universities in the world with a beautiful campus. The University of Cambridge has the Cavendish Laboratory, King's College Chapel, and the Cambridge University Library. The Cambridge skyline is dominated by the last two buildings, along with the spire of the Our Lady and the English Martyrs Church, the chimney of Addenbrooke's Hospital and St John's College Chapel tower.

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Cambridge is at the heart of the high-technology Silicon Fen with industries such as software and bioscience and many start-up companies spun out of the university. Over  forty percent  of the employees  has a higher education qualification which more than double of  the UK’s national average. Cambridge is also place of  the Cambridge Biomedical Campus, one of the largest biomedical research facilities in the world, soon to be home to AstraZeneca, a hotel and relocated Papworth Hospital.

Visit Cambridge Corn Exchange

Arts Theatre is the Cambridge's main traditional theatre, with a venue  with 666 seats in the town centre of Cambridge. The theatre often has touring shows, as well as those by local business . The largest venue in the city to regular hold theatrical performances is the Cambridge Corn Exchange with a capacity of 1,800 standing or 1,200 seated. Housed within the city's 19th century former corn exchange building the venue was used for a variety of additional functions throughout the 20th century including tea parties, motor shows, sports matches and a music venue with temporary stage.[138] The City Council renovated the building in the 1980s, turning it into a full-time arts venue, hosting theatre, dance and music performances.[138] The newest theatre venue in Cambridge is the 220-seat J2, part of Cambridge Junction in Cambridge Leisure Park. The venue was opened in 2005 and hosts theatre, dance, live music and comedy The ADC Theatre is managed by the University of Cambridge, and typically has 3 shows a week during term time. It hosts the Cambridge University Footlights Dramatic Club which has produced many notable figures in British comedy. The Mumford Theatre is part of Anglia Ruskin University, and hosts shows by both student and non-student groups. There are also a number of venues within the colleges.

 

Museums in Cambridge                                                   

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the city's largest, and is the lead museum of the University of Cambridge Museums. Founded in 1816 from the bequeathment and collections of Richard, Viscount FitzWilliam, the museum was originally located in the building of the Perse Grammar School in Free School Lane.[140] After a brief housing in the University of Cambridge library, it moved to its current, purpose-built building on Trumpington Street in 1848. Fitzwilliam museum has five departments: Antiquities; Applied Arts; Coins and Medals; Manuscripts and Printed Books; and Paintings, Drawings and Prints. Other members of the University of Cambridge Museums are the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, The Polar Museum, The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Museum of Classical Archaeology, The Whipple Museum of the History of Science, and the University Museum of Zoology with excellent range of collections.

 

The Museum of Cambridge, used to be known as the Cambridge and County Folk Museum, is a social history historical center situated in a previous bar on Castle Street.[141] The Center for Computing History, a gallery committed to the narrative of the Information age, moved to Cambridge from Haverhill in 2013. Housed in a previous sewage pumping station, the Cambridge Museum of Technology has an accumulation of vast displays identified with the city's modern legacy.

 

Contemporary Arts/craftsmanship

 

Cambridge is home to the universally respected Kettle's Yard exhibition and the craftsman run associations Aid and Abet, Cambridge Art Salon, and Changing Spaces. Wysing Arts Center, one of the main examination habitats for the visual expressions in Europe, is connected with the city, however is found a few miles west of Cambridge.[155] Anglia Ruskin University works the openly available Ruskin Gallery inside the Cambridge School of Art.

 

Prominent occasions and Festivals in Cambridge

 

 

 

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