Historic Properties: City Centre (North)
Magdalene Street, Cambridge. CB3 0AG • (01223) 332100
The College of St Mary Magdalene is located beside the bridge on the River Cam, from which the city takes its name. The College has its origins in the year 1428 when King Henry VI approved the establishment of a hostel on the site for Benedictine monks coming from their abbey monasteries in the Fenland to study Canon Law.
Magdalene has an interesting and eclectic mix of buildings, the architectural history of which is a fascinating story in itself. Visitors are very welcome to look around Magdalene free-of-charge, but it is regretted that some rooms are not open to the public and access to others is restricted. Visitors are asked not to walk on the grass except in the Fellows' Garden, nor enter any staircases except that leading to the Pepys Library.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open 9am-6pm daily when the College is open. The Pepys Library is open to individual visitors on certain days only. Opening hours are subject to examinations and holidays and you should check the college website before planning your visit. Free admission.
Advance booking is not required.
Located to the north of the city centre next to the River Cam.
Cambridge railway station: 30 minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Magdalene College, Magdalene Street, Cambridge. CB3 0AG • (01223) 332100
Last Updated Friday 29 April 2022
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