Step back in time for a merry medieval afternoon at the historic Leper Chapel, Cambridge’s oldest complete surviving building. Dating back to 1199, the Stourbridge Fair was once the largest medieval fair in Europe, and today visitors can browse stalls selling produce typical of the time, view historical re-enactments, and wander among pedlars and alchemists – arrive at noon to witness the traditional historic way of opening the fair. It’s also a great opportunity to see inside the stunning chapel, which is normally closed to the public. There’s plenty of entertainment on offer too, with medieval singing, costumed dancers, storytelling, and fascinating history talks. It’s a real original – be sure to put it in your diary! 

This is a free, family event, and all are welcome. Donations towards the upkeep of the chapel are always appreciated. Booking not necessary.

The Leper Chapel is at Barnwell Junction on Newmarket Road, Cambridge, CB5 8JJ – opposite Cambridge United. OS grid reference TL 471 594 GB. Note that there is no parking or facilities at the chapel itself. Please park in nearby streets or come by bus or on foot.