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Wysing is open daily 12noon-5pm when there is an exhibition in the gallery

Office hours 10am-5pm Monday-Friday

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Wysing Arts Centre is located outside the village of Bourn, nine miles west of Cambridge.

We are open daily 12noon-5pm when there is an exhibition in the gallery.  We tend to be closed on Bank Holiday Mondays - please check in advance of travelling. Otherwise, we open at specific times for ongoing and regular events like artists’ talks, in-conversations, music events, performances and family activities. At any time, you are welcome to picnic in the grounds of our rural site and see the outdoor sculptural installations during office hours. See What’s On for more information.

During the periods when there are no exhibitions in the gallery or events taking place, we operate studios for artists and creative businesses, international artists' residencies, artistic retreats, school and research visits, and the Wysing Young Artists programme.

Studios are open during Annual Open Days or by appointment and are occupied by artists living in the area and those taking part in international artists’ residencies.

Visitor information

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Road
Wysing Arts Centre is situated just outside Bourn, nine miles west of Cambridge on the B1046 between the villages of Toft and Longstowe. We have ample on-site parking for vehicles and bicycles.

Allow 20 minutes from Cambridge, 25 minutes from Royston and 15 minutes from the M11 J12 and 25 minutes.

From North and South on the M11, take Junction 12 and head towards Sandy. After 300 yards take a right turn to Barton, Comberton and Toft. Wysing is on this road two miles past Toft. Do not turn into Bourn, Wysing is 600 metres past the Bourn turning and is well signposted.

From Royston take the A1198 north. Drive into Longstowe. Just before leaving the village take the right hand turn signposted Bourn, Toft and B1046. Wysing is 500 Metres on the right (before Bourn).

Bus
Buses run hourly from Cambridge at 45 minutes past the hour, Monday to Saturday.

From Cambridge Bus Station on Drummer Street take the No 18 from Bay 5 and alight at Bourn, at the Golden Lion bus stop (next to The Willow Tree pub).  From the bus stop in Bourn walk back out of the village towards the B1046.  At the triangle turn right, signposted for Longstowe, and walk along the verge of the B1046 for half a mile. Wysing Arts Centre is over the brow of the hill on the left.

 

 

Travel information

Cycle/Footpath
Wysing Arts Centre is close to several public footpaths.

Wysing is ten miles west of the centre of Cambridge and takes 45-60 minutes to reach by bike. There are segregated cycle paths out from Barton Road in Cambridge through the villages of Barton, Comberton and as far as Toft. Wysing is a further two miles from Toft by road. A map of the route from Cambridge Train Station is available here.

South Cambridgeshire District Council also run a BikeBus Explorer service, running four times a day on Sundays and Bank Holidays from Cambridge Train Station out to the west of Cambridge. Route B stops at Longstowe which is a one-mile bike ride or walk from Wysing. Full details are available on their website here.

Train
The nearest stations are Cambridge and Royston.

From Cambridge, take a taxi direct to Wysing or take a bus to Cambridge central bus station and then catch the No 18 bus from Cambridge Bus Station on Drummer Street.

From Royston take a taxi direct to Wysing. There are no direct buses from Royston to Bourn.

 

Wysing provides tea and coffee to visitors but does not have a café. Picnickers are very welcome and picnic tables are located around the site. 

Bourn village has three excellent eateries: Café Abantu for light snacks, The Willow Tree gastropub and the Lalbagh Bangladeshi and Indian Restaurant.

 

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There are a number of outdoor sculptural installations across our rural site by artists including Folke Köbberling and Martin Kaltwasser (Berlin), Bik Van Der Pol (Rotterdam), Laure Prouvost and Francesco Pedraglio (London) and Bedwyr Williams (Caernarfon). More information here. Visitors are welcome at any time during office hours to view the works.

Download a PDF Map of Wysing's site

Click here for more information about the outdoor sculptures

 

Outdoor sculptures