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Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre

East Anglia, Cambridgeshire

Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre

The Wellcome Genome Campus Conference Centre is a beautiful complex within the Hinxton Hall Estate and its 125-acre parkland.  It is located alongside research institutions that are both at the forefront of the biomedical revolution and home to life-changing scientific history, creating a unique combination of atmosphere, history and cutting-edge science.

The Conference Centre opened its doors in 1998, six years after the Wellcome Trust bought Hinxton Estate, restoring Hinxton Hall and transforming it, and its old stable block and kitchen garden, into a purpose-built Conference Centre. During 2012-2015 the venue was further developed by the addition of an elliptical roof of steel and glass covering 1600m² of new exhibition and breakout spaces. A whole new accommodation block was also built, bringing the on-site accommodation capacity up to 134 modern, comfortable bedrooms.

The Conference Centre is an impressive modern space surrounding the recently-refurbished Francis Crick Auditorium. Underneath the new glass roof lies a large, naturally-lit open venue with an event bar – ideal for informal discussion, networking, poster sessions and evening drinks – and the Campus Genome Gallery. Off the main area are two medium-large meeting rooms (Rosalind Franklin and James Watson Pavilions) that can be set up in a variety of layouts, and two small loft meeting rooms upstairs.
Hinxton Hall complements the modern Centre with three sumptuous period meeting rooms, lounges, a residents’ bar, and the Conference Centre restaurant.

We are the main venue for Wellcome Genome Campus Advanced Courses and Scientific Conferences events, and our facilities are open for conferences and meetings bookings primarily – although not exclusively – from the biomedical sciences sector. As a sign of our commitment to scientific and medical progress, we offer preferential rates for clients from this sector.

The Conference Centre is part of Wellcome Genome Campus Connecting Science, providing meeting, networking and relaxation spaces conducive to learning and sharing.


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General Information

  • 9
  • 134
  • Free


  • From £62.00
  • £178.00

Maximum Delegate Capacities

  • 300
  • 300
  • 45
  • 84
  • 60


  • Under 1 mile
  • 2 miles
  • 13.7 miles

Transport & Parking Facilities

The campus is located just 5 minutes’ drive from Whittlesford station and 10 minutes from Audley End Station, both with direct links to London and Cambridge. The property is a 2-minute drive from the M11 with Duxford Imperial War Museum, Audley End House, Saffron Walden and Cambridge City center all within reach. The nearest airport is London Stansted Airport, 13.7 miles from the property. 

Special Offers

Discounted Rates for Life Science Companies and Organisations


Official Star Ratings and Awards

Rated 9.0 Wonderful on

Other Facilities


The Conference Centre opened its new state-of-the-art facilities in October 2015. Blending stunning contemporary architecture with the existing Grade II*- listed country house of Hinxton Hall, the new purpose-built venue provides an energising space in an idyllic setting. It also provides a one-stop-shop for biomedical sector events with on-site accommodation, restaurant and conference facilities.
300-seat Auditorium with all the latest audio-visual capabilities
A superb exhibition area with poster display provision, bar and refreshment stations
8 distinctive meeting rooms with flexible set-up options for groups of 2 to 130 people
A 300-seat restaurant with view over the lawns
On-site accommodation: 134 modern and comfortable bedrooms
Outdoor space for team building activities and BBQs
All-inclusive 8-, 12-, or 24-hour delegate packages
Complimentary WIFI,
Folding Brompton rental bikes
Complimentary parking for 180 cars and bike racks


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