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Cambridge: Women’s History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

Cambridge: Women’s History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Alumni Tours

From US$ 153.18 per group up to 6

Uncover the key role Cambridge played women's education and suffrage on this guided tour with a Cambridge alumni. Stop at locations like Millie Fawcett’s house, Newnham College, and the Senate House.

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Duration 1.5 hours
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Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
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  • Get the real Cambridge experience as you visit with a current or former student
  • Learn how the treatment of woman in Cambridge has evolved through the years
  • View sights like Millie Fawcett’s house, Newnham College and the Senate House
  • Let stories about the women of Cambridge inspire you as you tour the campus
  • Dive into the past to see how Cambridge was shaped by women through the ages
Full description

Discover the history behind the incredible women who shaped Cambridge on this guided walking tour. Find out how Cambridge women changed education for women across the globe. 

Meet your guide at King's College and begin your tour. Track the course of the women’s suffrage movement as you see Millicent Fawcett’s house. Learn the essential difference between suffragist and suffragette. 

Admire the Coe Fen meadowland and the Museum of Classical Archaeology. See the King's, Queens', Pembroke, Darwin, and Caius colleges. Stand in Market square and view Guildhall, Senate House, and Gonville. 

Hear about how a woman caused Cambridge to be founded and discover why wealthy women funded male-only colleges. Be inspired by great female scientists and writers that shaped the modern history of the city.

  • Guide
  • 90-minute walking tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off

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Meeting point

Look for a guide wearing a royal blue uniform at the main entrance to the college.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Newnham College and the Museum of Classical Archaeology cannot be entered on days when the college is closed
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Ben gave us a really interesting and enjoyable tour today - he was very knowledgeable and personable and we would highly recommend booking a tour.

August 24, 2022

Product ID: 411127