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The Hamilton Kerr Institute is situated in a converted 19th century mill building set in several acres of attractive ground, approximately 7 miles south of Cambridge city centre. See the google map in the right-hand navigation for details.

Please note that visits are by prior appointment only.

Contact Details for Enquiries

Postal Address:

Hamilton Kerr Institute
Mill Lane
Whittlesford
CB22 4NE

Tel: +44 (0)1223 832 040
Email: hki@fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

By Rail

The nearest rail station is Whittlesford Parkway, on the train line which travels between London Liverpool Street and Cambridge. Whittlesford Parkway is a 20 minute walk away from the Hamilton Kerr Institute.

By foot from Whittlesford Parkway train station

From Whittlesford Parkway walk up hill on Station Road West. At the end of Station Road West, turn right into Duxford Road. Continue for some time until reaching Mill Lane which will be the next road on the right-hand side. The Institute is situated at the end of Mill Lane on the right-hand side.

By Bus

The CITI 7 bus travels between Cambridge Rail Station and Whittlesford Memorial, which is situated at the junction between Duxford Road and Mill Lane. The journey takes approximately 1 hour. An online timetable is available from Cambridge City Council. The Institute is situated at the end of Mill Lane on the right-hand side.

By Road

Whittlesford is located off the A505 road, near to Junction 10 of the M11 motorway. 

Access for wheelchairs

Wheelchairs should use the Main Entrance, to the right-hand side of the building as seen from the car park. A ramp is available to enable access over the few low steps at this entrance.

There is no wheelchair access to the first floor of the building.

Please contact us if you would like more information or assistance before your visit.

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