Reformation Walking Tour of Cambridge
Understanding and CelebratingThe Reformation’s 500th 1517 – 2017
The Protestant Reformation was a key event in creating the modern world and in forming the English national identity. It revitalised Christianity, it gave us the bible in English, established the Church of England and other Protestant denominations, it raised the status of marriage and the family, it encouraged literacy and education, it empowered ordinary people and helped to promote parliamentary government and, last but not least the United States of America was founded under its influence.
Was the Reformation all good? No. There was iconoclasm, witch - burning, intolerance and religious strife, which compromised the story but did not overshadow its enormous achievements. In all this Cambridge was central and crucial. To best understand and appreciate the story you can go on a Reformation Walk and see the sites – churches, colleges and hear about the people – bible scholars, preachers and martyrs in the drama that still influences us to this day. The walk will take 90 minutes to 2 hours.
Booking is currently by special request. Please specify your proposed time(s), and we will confirm with you if a guide is available. Booking requests may be submitted through the form below.
Cost: £10/person (£8/student, children free)
Language: Reformation tours are in English. Walks in Mandarin can be booked here.
Accessibility: If you are coming with disabled visitors, please be aware that some Cambridge streets on the route are partially cobbled.
Introduction: We recommend that you arrive early to watch our introductory film (23mins).
Still have questions? Contact us on 01223 311602.
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