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Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge

You go to Addenbrookes Hospital as a necessity, as a patient or visitor, rather than as a casual walk. But there are footpaths to and around the site. There are also useful internal corridors which get you to where you want to go, if you know about them. They aren't marked on any other map of Addenbrookes that I know about. One corridor is called the Clown corridor. It goes from the front door to the back door of the hospital, and can save you quite a walk on outside roads if you need to reach the back of the hospital when entering from the front of the site (or vice versa). The Clown corridor has clowns on its walls, as well as lots of other art.

How to get to the Rosie Maternity Hospital
What and where is Old Addenbrookes?
Useful links

Map of Addenbrookes Hospital and Rosie Maternity Hospital in Cambridge

The Rosie Maternity Hospital

The maternity hospital is called the Rosie - see bottom left corner of the map. Its entrance is on Robinson Way, but you can also get there via the main hospital entrance and the Clown corridor.


Addenbrookes tries to discourage people arriving by car. There is a frequent bus service, from the centre of Cambridge, from the rail station, from various parts of Cambridge, and from some of the Park and Ride car parks. Most of the buses only stop at Addenbrookes bus station, off Hills Road. The Citi7 bus, and the guided busway A bus don't use the bus station, and travel round the hospital site instead. There is a patient courtesy bus which also travels within the Addenbrookes site.

There are stands for bicycle throughout the Addenbrookes site. If you want to bike to the hospital, there is a good route by the side of the Guided busway, from the station to Long Road. You can then enter the hospital site from Long Road.

What and where is Old Addenbrookes?

If you want Addenbrookes Hospital, then you want the modern site, on Hills Road, on the southern edge of Cambridge. Addenbrookes Hospital moved here in the 1970s. Its previous location was in Trumpington Street, opposite the Fitzwilliam Museum. That building is sometimes called Old Addenbrookes, but it is nothing to do with the current hospital. The building is now the Judge Business School. Click here if you want to know more about this.

Useful links

Addenbrookes website
Map of Addenbrookes, including wards, carparks and bus stops
Addenbrookes Patient courtesy bus
Information on how to get to Addenbrookes
Park and Ride buses and car parks
Buses in Cambridge, including the Busway (guided bus)