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Address: St. Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3AP, England
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+44 1223 334800

Part of the University of Cambridge, this college was founded by Sir Walter...

Part of the University of Cambridge, this college was founded by Sir Walter Mildmay in 1584 on the site of a former priory of the Dominican Order, known as the Black Friars or Preachers.

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Beautiful chapel, interesting College

This College faces you as you come to the St Andrew's Street end of Downing Street. The College was founded at the end of the 16th century and one of its most famous men was John... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Edmund R
St Andrews, United Kingdom
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St Andrews, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This College faces you as you come to the St Andrew's Street end of Downing Street. The College was founded at the end of the 16th century and one of its most famous men was John Harvard who sailed to American with many other Emmanuel men in 1630 to spread the Christian Gospel - he founded Harvard, America's first university.... More 

Thank Edmund R
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

As part of a tour of Cambridge, my wife and I visited Emmanuel College. We walked through the dining hall, the chapel, looked into the Fellows Parlour, and strolled through the gardens. We learned from our local guide, Rosie, that the picture of John Harvard in stained glass is really a fiction, as there were no contemporary portraits. In the... More 

Thank psychprofessor
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2016

Emmanuel College is one of the nicer colleges. It features some rare stain glass windows and paintings, inside the main chapel.

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Perfect for visitors, it's a very small college but they let you in for free and visit the nicest parts of the college. It's worth visiting, it takes 10 mins and pictures are allowed

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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

Friends and I were in Cambridge for the day, and we didn't have time to visit its most popular attraction, King's College Chapel, because it would have taken too long to stand in line. To get an idea of how tranquil the front courtyards of Cambridge's colleges are, we walked into the one at Emmanuel and thought it was one... More 

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Reviewed 3 May 2016

Emma is an oasis of calm. One can sit by the pond and watch the famous ducks while Spring unfurls around one. The cloisters are shady and the Rubens in the Chapel is truly stunning. Lucky students. Do visit. It's free.

Thank beaminster
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Fortunately, it rained and we took shelter in this part of the uni, otherwise we would have walked straight past it. It's on the main shopping road and doesn't seem part of the main (tourist) part of the uni. Would definitely recommend for a stop off either on the way to the rest of the uni, or on the way... More 

Thank Stephanie P
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 25 February 2016

This was a special visit for me and for my colleges when we were in Cambridge for a conference. The conference was in Action Learning and at this College the father of Action learning, Reg Revans, was once a teacher (fellow as they call teachers in Cambridge). The old buildings there were a former Dominican friary when Emmanuel College was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 December 2015

We came here to visit our son in law's college at Cambridge. Beautiful architecture and rich history - John Harvard was an early student.

Thank Ray W
Newcastle upon tyne
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Reviewed 4 October 2015

After dozens of quick visits when our son was a a student (mostly moving his belongings) it was nice to just visit to enjoy the views and garden. A secluded haven in the middle of Cambridge and exceptional architecture by Wren

Thank JMW75

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