Cambridge Crematorium (Huntingdon Road)

The Cambridge City Crematorium and Huntingdon Road Cemetery are located on the same site.

Important Information

Please be aware that current road works along the A14 may mean that journey times to the crematorium are longer than normal. You are advised to check the road conditions before you travel and add additional time to your journey to ensure you arrive on time

Cambridge City Crematorium

General Office Opening Hours

Monday 9am – 5pm
Tuesday 9am – 5pm
Wednesday 9am – 5pm
Thursday 9am – 5pm
Friday 9am – 5pm
Saturday 10am – 1.30pm (Memorial Enquiries)
Sunday Closed

The Crematorium

The Crematorium was opened in 1938 as a private concern before being taken over in 1950 by Cambridge City Council. The East Chapel was opened in 1938 and the West Chapel opened in 1991.

The Crematorium is a suitable funeral venue, regardless of whether the funeral is faith-based or not and offers a choice of chapel depending on your preference for the service.

Cambridge Crematorium occupies a peaceful site, with its beautiful, fully landscaped gardens, natural woodland, and tranquil water areas, all containing an abundance of wildlife, within which ashes can be scattered. It provides a variety of ways in which families can commemorate and remember loved ones; ornamental shrubs, roses and trees help create a relaxing area in which to sit and the woodland is a tranquil and beautiful area with a variety of trees, shrubs and, in the spring-time, is abundant with aconites, daffodils, snowdrops and bluebells.

Funerals at the Crematorium

  • Ceremonies, whether religious or secular, may be conducted at the crematorium, with a choice of two chapels (see below)
  • A service may take place in any separate place of worship, followed by a brief committal ceremony at the crematorium.
  • It’s also possible to have a committal without any ceremony beforehand
  • Families can arrange for their minister to conduct the service, or ask their funeral director to arrange for a suitable minister.

To assist families make the right choice at such a difficult time, we have produced a Guide to cremation.

Memorial options at the crematorium

Memorials can offer a lasting symbol of remembrance.

We have some specific memorial options for the crematorium, including a book of remembrance and online book of remembrance – find details of these on our memorials page.

Getting here

Huntingdon Road Cemetery and Cambridge City Crematorium are five miles from the centre of Cambridge, off the A14 westbound carriageway.

Please be aware that current road works along the A14 may mean that journey times to the Crematorium are longer than normal. You are advised to check the road conditions before you travel and add additional time to your journey to ensure you arrive on time.

By car

  • Point your sat-nav to or search for: Huntingdon Road, Cambridge CB3 0JJ
    (please note some of our visitors have had trouble locating the site with a sat-nav, please read detailed instructions below or use a search engine, such as Google).

M11 approach

  • From the south, leave the M11 at junction 14, signposted A14 East/Newmarket.
  • Stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs for A14 West/Huntingdon. (the road will run parallel with the M11).
  • When you rejoin the road on the inside carriageway, the crematorium is about 300 yards.
  • Look for the reddish brown lane marked ‘keep clear’ – dedicated to crematorium traffic. We recommend you reduce your speed here, as the entrance can be easily missed!

A14 (westbound) approach

  • From the east, leave the A14 westbound at junction 31, the M11 interchange.
  • Stay in the right hand lane and follow the signs for A14 West/Huntingdon.
  • As the road merges with the M11 stay in the inside lane as the crematorium is approximately 300 yards from this junction.
  • Look for the reddish brown lane marked ‘keep clear’ – dedicated to crematorium traffic. We recommend you reduce your speed here, as the entrance can be easily missed!

A14 (eastbound) approach

  • Approaching from the Huntingdon area on the A14 eastbound, stay on the A14.
  • When the road divides at the M11, get into the right hand lane, marked A1307 Cambridge
  • After about 100 yards, take the right hand turn marked Crematorium / Madingley.
  • At the T-junction where it’s crossed by two lanes of traffic leaving Cambridge, you must turn right (one-way)
  • As you join this road, it merges with the A14 westbound/M11. Stay on the inside lane.
  • Look for the reddish brown lane marked ‘keep clear’ – dedicated to crematorium traffic. We recommend you reduce your speed here, as the entrance can be easily missed!

A428 approach

  • From the west, exit the A428 at the Madingley turn, signed Cambridge (S & W).
  • At the roundabout turn left into Madingley village.
  • Follow the road through Madingley and the signs for the A14/crematorium.
  • At the junction of the A14/M11 interchange, turn left
  • Look for the reddish brown lane marked ‘keep clear’ – dedicated to crematorium traffic. We recommend you reduce your speed here, as the entrance can be easily missed!

By bus

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