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Key to the City™, Cambridge.
Free Landmark Historic Properties: City Centre (South)

Tick 8.9

Peterhouse

0.5km
Trumpington Street, Cambridge. CB2 1RD • (01223) 338200
Jesus College, Cambridge
Jesus College, Cambridge

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.

Features:

Free Entry.

No easily accessible wifi. No smoking.

Opening Times:

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.

Booking:

Advance booking is not required.

Location:

Located to the south of the city centre on the corner of Trumpington Street and Little St Mary's Lane.

Getting There:

National Rail Cambridge railway station: 20 minutes walk.

Parking:

Parking available nearby - payment required.

Jesus College, CambridgeJesus College, Cambridge
Jesus College, CambridgeJesus College, Cambridge
Jesus College, CambridgeJesus College, Cambridge
Jesus College, CambridgeJesus College, Cambridge
Peterhouse, Trumpington Street, Cambridge. CB2 1RD • (01223) 338200

Last Updated Friday 29 April 2022

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