The Barnwell Leper Chapel dates back to the 12th Century and is reputedly the oldest building in Cambridge. It has an intriguing history – built originally as the hapel of an isolation hospital for Lepers – the Chapel survived because of Stourbridge Fair – which became the largest medieval fair in England, and still took place until the 1930s.

Today the Chapel is owned and cared for by the Cambridge Preservation Society. It is used for worship, with a regular service at 9.00 am on the first Sunday of the month and for arts and cultural events.

Please note there is no parking at the Chapel – parking is available on nearby streets if coming by bike, bus or on foot. Please note also that there are no toilets or disabled access at the Chapel at the present time.

To find out more please visit the Leper Chapel website.