Papworth Heritage Centre
Papworth Heritage Centre celebrates the history of the village of Papworth Everard and the pioneering achievements of Papworth hospital since it was originally conceived as a centre for treating tuberculosis patients in 1918.
The new Heritage Centre, situated onsite at the hospital is now open and features a wide variety of objects such as medical equipment, oil paintings and photographs of patients dating back to the 1920s all which help to tell the story of the extraordinary history of the hospital and village.
The first exhibition held was ‘Papworth: Village of Hope’, with displays reflecting the pioneering treatment of tuberculosis patients at the Papworth Village Settlement and the development from 1948 onwards of Papworth Hospital, one of the UK's leading specialist centres for the diagnosis and treatment of heart and lung disease.
The Heritage Centre aims to capture the longer history and development of the Papworth Everard village, from the earliest settlers to the vibrant community of people who live and work here today.
New location for 2012
Papworth Heritage Centre is based in the Ellen Kemp Building, next to the Garden Restaurant. Find us at No.7 on the hospital map .
We are open Monday to Friday, and some advertised weekends.
Our normal opening hours are between 10am and 5pm, with 30 minutes closure for lunch.
We strongly recommend you telephone in advance if you plan to make a special visit to Papworth Heritage Centre.
Please contact Becky Proctor, the Archives and Heritage Officer, for further information or to make an appointment.
17 May 2013
Meeting of the Board of Directors
15 May 2013
Papworth gains national recognition for TAVI