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Emmanuel College

St. Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3AP, England
+44 1223 334800
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A Hidden Gem - and free to walk around!

We stumbled onto Emmanuel College while walking around Cambridge - and discovered it was open and... read more

Reviewed 2 December 2017
Paso Robles, California
nice college

the Emmanuel College is a nice college to visit, a nice lawn, beautiful building and a lot of... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
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Part of the University of Cambridge, this college was founded by Sir Walter Mildmay in 1584 on the site of a former priory of the Dominican Order, known as the Black Friars or Preachers.
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  • Very good29%
  • Average3%
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“stained glass” (2 reviews)
“cloisters” (3 reviews)
“ducks” (8 reviews)
St. Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3AP, England
+44 1223 334800
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Reviewed 2 December 2017

We stumbled onto Emmanuel College while walking around Cambridge - and discovered it was open and free to the public. And what a find! Classes were in session in October and as we wandered around the halls and courtyard, you could see the occasional student...More

Thank pasowine
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

the Emmanuel College is a nice college to visit, a nice lawn, beautiful building and a lot of history

Thank traveladdictions
Reviewed 16 May 2017

This College faces you as you come to the St Andrew's Street end of Downing Street. The College was founded at the end of the 16th century and one of its most famous men was John Harvard who sailed to American with many other Emmanuel...More

Thank Edmund R
Reviewed 22 November 2016

As part of a tour of Cambridge, my wife and I visited Emmanuel College. We walked through the dining hall, the chapel, looked into the Fellows Parlour, and strolled through the gardens. We learned from our local guide, Rosie, that the picture of John Harvard...More

Thank psychprofessor
Reviewed 26 September 2016

Emmanuel College is one of the nicer colleges. It features some rare stain glass windows and paintings, inside the main chapel.

Reviewed 10 August 2016

Perfect for visitors, it's a very small college but they let you in for free and visit the nicest parts of the college. It's worth visiting, it takes 10 mins and pictures are allowed

1  Thank Antonio L
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Friends and I were in Cambridge for the day, and we didn't have time to visit its most popular attraction, King's College Chapel, because it would have taken too long to stand in line. To get an idea of how tranquil the front courtyards of...More

1  Thank Kirk M
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Emma is an oasis of calm. One can sit by the pond and watch the famous ducks while Spring unfurls around one. The cloisters are shady and the Rubens in the Chapel is truly stunning. Lucky students. Do visit. It's free.

Thank beaminster
Reviewed 25 March 2016

Fortunately, it rained and we took shelter in this part of the uni, otherwise we would have walked straight past it. It's on the main shopping road and doesn't seem part of the main (tourist) part of the uni. Would definitely recommend for a stop...More

Thank Stephanie P
Reviewed 25 February 2016

This was a special visit for me and for my colleges when we were in Cambridge for a conference. The conference was in Action Learning and at this College the father of Action learning, Reg Revans, was once a teacher (fellow as they call teachers...More

1  Thank JuPereira
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