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Papworth Heritage Centre

Papworth Heritage Centre

Papworth Heritage Centre celebrates the history of the village of Papworth Everard and the pioneering achievements of Papworth hospital since it was originally conceived as a centre for treating tuberculosis patients in 1918.

The Heritage Centre, situated on-site at the hospital features a wide variety of objects such as medical equipment, staff portraits and photographs of patients dating back to the 1916 which help to tell the story of the extraordinary history of the hospital and village.

The displays reflect the pioneering treatment of tuberculosis patients at the Papworth Village Settlement and the development from 1948 onwards of Papworth Hospital, one of the UK's leading specialist centres for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disease.

The Heritage Centre aims to capture the longer history and development of the Papworth Everard village, from the earliest settlers to the vibrant community of people who live and work here today.

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Admission free

Visitor information

Papworth Heritage Centre is based in the Ellen Kemp Building, next to the Garden Restaurant.  Find us at No.7 on the hospital map .

**Please note: the Heritage Centre is NOT located at No.16 on the hospital map.**

We are open Monday to Friday, with variable hours between 9.30am and 4pm, depending on staff and volunteer availability.

We strongly recommend you telephone in advance if you plan to make a special visit to Papworth Heritage Centre as opening hours are subject to change. Please contact Becky Proctor, the Heritage Project Officer, for further information or to make an appointment.

Contact us

Papworth Heritage Centre |
Becky Proctor | Heritage Project Officer | 01480 364278


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