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Open Eddington 2019: Tours, talks and exhibitions

Saturday 14th September 2019 10:00am - 4:00pm

Location: Storey’s Field Centre

Open Eddington takes place on Saturday 14 September and provides behind the scenes access, tours and talks covering a range of topics related to the development including the environment, arts, history and architecture.

Most events will require advance booking – please use the links below.

Public art walking tour

A walking tour of the Eddington visiting the major art installations – Richard of York Gave Battle in Vain, Under the Same Sky, the Pixel Wall and Fata Morgana Teahouse. Plus hear how resident artist schemes and community engagement have been a key part of the community’s development.

10.30am-11.30am, 12pm-1pm, 2pm-3pm


Archaeology and Landscape History at North West Cambridge

Christopher Evans of the Cambridge Archaeological Unit will give an overview of the last decade of archaeological fieldwork in North West Cambridge. Special emphasis will be given to the past year’s programme, especially excavation of a Roman villa and its remarkable findings.



Underground secrets of the Storey’s Field Centre

The award winning Storey’s Field Centre is the community centre and performing arts space at Eddington.This tour visits the labyrinth under the venue and we will follow the route that the air takes through the building. The principle of air circulation will be explained as we move through the building. As part of this we will climb the spiral staircase to the attenuation zone in the roof space.

10.30am-11am, 12.30pm-1pm, 2.30pm-3pm


Cambridge’s first energy centre and district heating network

Imagine your home without a boiler. The homes in Eddington do not have individual boilers but instead have a link to the energy centre via a district heating network which provides heating and hot water across the entire site. Join this exclusive behind the scenes tour to see the engineering of the energy centre.

10am-11am, 11am-12pm, 1pm-2pm, 2pm-3pm


Ecology at Eddington

Join this fascinating ecology walk with Mike Dean, project ecologist, as he highlights some of the features and infrastructure in place that will enhance the biodiversity of the site.

12.30pm-1.30pm, 1.45pm-2.45pm, 3pm-4pm


Showtime at the Storey’s Field Centre

How do you put on a show at one of Cambridge’s best new venues? Learn about the behind the scenes elements that help to put on a concert or performance and try your hand at the lighting rig.

11.30am – 2.30pm, 1.30pm -2.30pm


Guided Tours of Eddington

Join Visit Cambridge and Beyond for guided tours of Eddington focussing on the development’s architecture and sustainability features. Discover the contemporary architecture and innovative infrastructure helping residents lead more sustainable lives.

10am-11am, 11am-12pm, 1pm-2pm, 2pm-3pm


ArtScapers Exhibition

Since 2016 the ArtScapers programme has been connecting with young children, families, educators and neighbours living in and around Eddington. They’ve explored ideas as diverse as friendship, future and what makes a community, imagining their future selves and the spaces they might live, work and learn in. Come and explore an exhibition celebrating some of their work and ideas.

Drop-in 10am-4pm


The underground waste system at Eddington

Discover more about the unique approach to waste and recycling the University, with Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils, have adopted. This communal underground waste and recycling system eliminates the need for residents to put out individual bins.

Demonstrations between 10am-12pm


Find out what else is happening

Open Eddington also includes free hands-on and family activities, live music throughout the day with and a street food market with some of the region’s favourite food trucks and licensed bar.

Street food market 

Family and activities 

Live music


Getting to Eddington

Get to Open Eddington for free on the U-bus. On Saturdays the service runs from the railway station to Eddington via the city centre – click here for the timetable.

Alternatively Eddington is a short cycle journey from central Cambridge.

There will be very limited parking available so we encourage visitors to use sustainable transport methods to get to Eddington. Drivers can park at the Madingley Road Park and Ride, a short walk from Eddington. For more information click here.

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