The Old Post Office will be a space for creative minds to gather – to tinker, code, bend, sketch, fabricate and build. A place where the past and future meet because it’s not just about who you are and what you do, but who you will become and what you will discover.
A future in which libraries are messy innovation workshops is actually a return to the past. The ancient Library of Alexandria was home to inventors, engineers, and scientists. In fact the first known plans for a working steam engine were housed there! It was a dynamic place of learning, idea exchange and experimentation. We are thrilled to follow suit.
The Old Post Office is a joint project between the City of Cambridge and Idea Exchange.
THE OLD POST OFFICE – WHERE HERITAGE AND THE FUTURE INTERSECT
Click on each floor in the graphic below, the floors will expand painting a picture of what's to come.
Gather to work on projects while sharing ideas, equipment, and knowledge with other community makers. Explore textiles, electronic and laser cutting, robotics, soldering and 3D printing in the Makerspace. With such a selection of innovative equipment you will want some technical training – and we are happy to help with courses that will build your skills in technology and beyond. The Makerspace is a hands-on learning environment designed for people of all interests – so come prepared to discover and watch your passions take flight.
From reading on a tablet to building simple robots, the Discovery Centre will be a hub of interactive fun. With a focus on STEAM activities (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math), we invite school aged children to explore what works and what doesn’t, make mistakes, and try again. This experiential learning approach is designed to challenge and engage, helping to develop new skills, attitudes, and ways of thinking. Let’s build a love of learning, creating and discovering together!
Enjoy the benefits of a combined reading room and café, a place to meet with friends or collaborate with colleagues. Access free Wi-Fi, read the latest news or digital book while sipping a coffee and enjoying breathtaking views of the river below. Our café partner, Monigram Coffee Roasters, are ready to serve their delightful fare and uncompromising coffee - making the Reading Room a favourite meet-up location for everyone.
Come expand your skills and develop your passions. Hang out with friends and collaborate in a shared creative space. Utilize audio software to record your unique sound, edit your video or make your latest indie film sensation come to life. Learn gaming from design to development or grab the controller to experience live tournament action. We invite our community to shine in this multi-use space that fosters creative collaboration.