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About the Computing Service

Where we are

The Computing Service (24) and the Photographic & Illustration Service (19) are on the New Museums Site in the centre of Cambridge.

The entrance to the New Museums Site in Pembroke Street is almost directly opposite Tennis Court Road (solid red arrow on the map).

On entry to the New Museums Site from Pembroke Street, pass a bike cage on your left ('CB' on the map), then turn immediately left. In front of you, about 30m away, you will see a set of glass double doors, pass through these and either take the stairs or lift to the second floor Reception.


By train

Train travellers are advised to take a taxi from the station, or one of the frequent buses to the city centre; from the central bus station (Drummer Street) it is about 5 minutes' walk to the Computing Service.

By car

The centre of Cambridge is difficult to drive in and more difficult to park. Consider using one of the Park and Ride sites around the outside of town - see

Via M25/M11: Exit at Junction 12. Drive into Cambridge on the Barton Road (A603). When you reach a small roundabout, turn right onto Fen Causeway. Turn left at the end of the road onto Trumpington Road. Drive straight ahead over the next mini roundabout and on to Trumpington Street, pass the Fitzwilliam Museum to your left and shortly after turn right into Pembroke Street. The Lion Yard Car Park is just beyond the New Museums Site (if full or considered too expensive, you can get to the long-stay car park by turning right at the end of the street, although there are quicker ways of getting there, avoiding the queues).


Visitors should be aware that only disabled parking is available on the New Museums Site, and this requires prior notification.

There is limited one-hour parking by metered ticket in Free School Lane, and a short-stay large multi-storey car park at Lion Yard, accessed from Corn Exchange Street. There is a cheaper long-stay car park about 15 minutes walk from the city centre at Queen Anne Terrace on Gonville Place, alongside Parkers Piece (a large open green area).

N.B. Allow plenty of time especially if planning to park at Lion Yard Car Park as there are often long delays due to traffic congestion. There are several Park & Ride services ( which get you to Drummer Street central bus station, a few minutes walk from the New Museums Site.

Last updated: 28 January 2011