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The Cavendish Laboratory

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Visiting the Laboratory

All visitors to the Laboratory should report to the main reception desk. The Reception staff will sign you in and contact your host to collect you or give you directions to the relevant location. You must sign out  when you depart.

Map of the site - The Main Reception is marked with a small red arrow.

Additional maps are available here

Car Parking

There are minimal provisions for visitors car parking on the Cavendish site. Please contact your host to arrange parking prior to your visit. If you have booked a parking space.

Information on finding your way to the Laboratory

Visiting the Museum

The Cavendish Museum is open to groups of 4 or smaller for unfacilitated visits between the hours of 10:00 and 16:00, Monday to Friday. Visitors should enter at reception and ask for further information. Follow this link for information about our location and how to get to the Cavendish Laboratory.

For groups of four (4) or smaller call Reception (+44 (0)1223 337200) before traveling to avoid disappointment.

Parties of four (4) or more must pre-book through the Outreach Office.
See for times & restrictions.

We strongly recommend that the museum displays are only suitable for children over the age of 11 and all children must be under adult supervision at all times.

There is no parking on the Cavendish site for Museum visitors and we recommend that public transport is used.

Wireless Access

Wireless access can be provided to official visitors to the Department.

In most cases your host will be able to provide you with a guest account to the UniOfCam wireless network. This will allow normal web access although there are some port ranges that are blocked, more detail can be found here.

If your host is not sure how they can generate a visitor ticket, this is the link.

For larger number of visitors, again your host should be able to contact the relevant authorities.