The Cambridge Men's Shed

Men’s Sheds or Community Sheds are shared workshops where you can enjoy fixing and making things in the company of others. Many come just for the tea and banter, and people of any skill/experience over the age of 18 are welcome. Men’s Sheds, Community Sheds or just Sheds are similar to garden sheds – a place to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practice skills and enjoy making and mending. The difference is that garden sheds and their activities are often solitary in nature while Community Sheds are the opposite. They’re about social connections and friendship building, sharing skills and knowledge, and of course a lot of laughter. There is an annual membership fee for joining a shed, plus a small charge for refreshments.  For more details, check with the shed organiser in your area.

Sheds are whatever the members (or Shedders) want them to be. Many Sheds get involved in community projects too – restoring village features, helping maintain parks and green spaces, and building things for schools, libraries and individuals in need.

Sheds in South Cambs are open at different times/dates depending on the location – contact shed organisers for details via the website.

Sheds are for anyone age 18+ (including women) – you can have lots of practical experience or none.

The Cambridge Men's Shed
Madingley Hall
CB23 8AQ

Crafts Shed
The Scout Hut
The Spinney
Bar Hill
CB23 8SU

The Old Forge Men's Shed
Church Street
Cambridge CB24 9EP

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