Visitor information

Event and meeting attendees

All event attendees, whether participating online, or in person at the Wellcome Genome Campus, are expected to abide by this Code of Conduct as part of an event booking.

Please read our Code of conduct for bed and breakfast guests and attendees of all events held at the Hinxton Hall Conference Centre


Arriving on Campus

The Campus operates a range of security measures including traffic control barriers at the entrance to the site.  To gain access to the event, the event organiser will need to have shared your name with out security team, or issued you with an access pass, if applicable.

By coach

If the event organiser organises coach travel for you, your name will be on the event list given to security and the bus will go straight through to the Conference Centre.

By car

Bring the access pass you received from the organiser of the event you are attending, and show it at the traffic control barrier. This permit also permits you to park in the Conference Centre car park for the duration of the event.

By foot or cycle

Your name will be on the event list at security. You can either enter via the main Campus entrance and then follow the signs to Conference Centre once through the barriers, or come to the Hinxton gate on Ickleton Road and ring the buzzer for security to let you in.  Bicycle parking is located on the Campus side of the Conference Centre.


Your name will be on the event list at security. The taxi drop-off and collection point is outside the Conference Centre Reception.


Please see our Accessibility Information.

We have a Family Room, for the comfort of breast-feeding or pumping mothers, as well as for parents and carers with young children.


For visitors to Campus who have booked accommodation directly with Hinxton Hall Conference Centre (if not attending a conference, for example), our receptionists will forward your details to security so they know to expect you.

  • 14.00 – Standard check-in time (we will do our best to accommodate early check-in requests)
  • 10.00 – Check out

If you would like to request a wake-up call in the morning, please contact the Conference Centre Reception on 01223 495000 (or just 5000 from bedroom phone).


There is free Wi-Fi internet access across Campus. Connect to the network ‘ConferenceGuest’ and follow the instructions.

Eating at the Conference Centre

Breakfast is served in the Hinxton Hall Dining Room

  • 7.30-9am – Monday-Friday
  • 7.30-9.30am – Saturday-Sunday

You can pre-order a Supper Tray from Reception ahead of your stay (for more information please phone Reception on 01223 495000).

The Bar is open for Conference Centre residents 6-11pm* and serves a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, bar snacks and food.

*The Bar is open when there are a minimum of 10 guests staying overnight

Taxi Information

If you wish to leave Campus and do not have transport, taxi is the best form of transport. Find a list of taxi companies on the Getting here page.

There is a 24-hour service station and Marks & Spencer supermarket located 2miles/3 km from Campus. Address: Whittlesford Bridge, CB2 4HD.

Eating off Campus

If you would like to eat locally off Campus or go for evening drinks, we recommend the Red Lion in Hinxton, which is just a few minutes walk from the Conference Centre.

Directions: Hinxton village is sign posted outside the Conference Centre. From outside the Conference Centre Reception (facing the Hall), turn left and follow the road to the gate. Ring the intercom bell, and security will let you out. Cross straight over the road, down Hinxton High Street – you’ll see the Red Lion pub 150 meters down on your right.

Explore the local area

The Visit Saffron Walden website is a great resource for things to do and see locally, in and around the beautiful town on Saffron Walden, 5 miles/8 km away.

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