Historic Properties: City Centre (South)
Trumpington Street, Cambridge. CB2 1RD • (01223) 338200
Peterhouse is the oldest of the Cambridge colleges, founded by Hugo de Balsham, Bishop of Ely in 1284 and granted its charter by King Edward I. It remains the smallest college within the University in terms of number of Fellows and students.
Throughout its history, Petreans have been at the heart of the political, social and religious controversies that have shaped society. The computer takes its inspiration from Charles Babbage. Lord Kelvin brought electric light to the College second only to the Houses of Parliament, to mark Peterhouse’s 600th anniversary in 1884. Sir Frank Whittle and Sir Christopher Cockerell gave the world the jet engine and the hovercraft.
No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.
Open 10am-5pm daily when the College is open. 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 south of the city centre on the corner of Trumpington Street and Little St Mary's Lane.
Cambridge railway station: 20 minutes walk.
Parking available nearby - payment required.
Peterhouse, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. CB2 1RD • (01223) 338200
Last Updated Friday 29 April 2022
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