Contact & Opening Hours

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Opening hours

Opening hours depend on the university term dates, please check before visiting or contact us on 01223 747471.
In Full Term: weekdays 9am-7pm
Out of Full Term: weekdays 9am-5pm
University of Cambridge term dates
Closed on weekends and Bank Holidays

PLEASE NOTE: The Alison Richard Building is closed at weekends, but is occasionally accessible for events. Please get in touch with us before visiting at the weekend.

Our address and how to find us

ART at the ARB
Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DP
Tel: 01223 747471

How to reach us on foot:

The Alison Richard Building is located on the Sidgwick Site near the University Library and West Road Concert Hall. From the centre of town, it is a 10-minute walk via the Backs.

How to reach us by public transport:

Trains run regularly to Cambridge from both London King’s Cross and London Liverpool Street. If you are coming from the North, it is advisable to change at Peterborough. West Road is a 10 to 15 minute bus or taxi ride from the railway station.

How to reach us by car:

  • From Junction 12 of the M11
  • Drive for approx 1.5 miles into Cambridge (Barton Road)
  • Turn left into Grange Road
  • Turn 3rd right opposite the Rugby Club (West Road)
  • The Alison Richard Building is located towards the end of West Road, on the right hand side

Park and Ride:

Cambridgeshire County Council run a ‘Park & Ride’ service from Madingley Road, just off Junction 13 of the M11 to the West of Cambridge. Take the Uni 4 bus (which runs from Monday to Friday) and alight at the stop entitled ‘West Road University Library’, which is opposite the Alison Richard Building. For more information visit the County Council’s Park and Ride listings.


We do not have dedicated parking for patrons and the nearest unregulated streets are Herschel, Adams and Cranmer Roads. There are metered parking spaces on West Road, the nearest multi storey carpark is the Grand Arcade car park on Downing Street. Disabled parking at the ARB can be arranged by request.