Opening Hours

House, galleries, café and shop:

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

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+44 (0)1223 748 100


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25 June 2016, 11am-4pm
Maxwell Building
Photo: Catarina Rodrigues
Photo: Catarina Rodrigues

Open Day

‘Really enjoyable afternoon, lovely atmosphere.’

Kath, visitor to Maxwell Centre Open Day on 9 April

‘The whole event was a great example of art and science coming together to inspire and create something unique.’

Catherine, visitor to Maxwell Centre Open Day on 9 April

Drop in between 11am-4pm to explore the new Maxwell building and art exhibition Into Boundless Space I Leap. Activities on the day include:

– Architecture, Lab, Cavendish Museum and exhibition tours
– Camera Obscura and Light Graffiti family workshops
– Bite size talks on DNA origami, Nanotechnology, Superconductivity and much more
– Jenga and Build a Crane activities
– Science and 3D printing demonstrations

Read the full programme here

How to get there

The Maxwell Centre is a ten minute cycle ride or a 30 minute walk from the city centre and is on the Citi 4 bus route, the bus stops on JJ Thomson Avenue.

We recommend the blue route if you are walking or cycling:

Free parking is available in Car Park 8 at the end of Charles Babbage Road. Parking is also available at Madingley Road Park and Ride, which is a ten minute walk away.