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Historic hall to open for one day only

Madingley Hall will be open to the public for a day later this month Credit: ITV Anglia

Madingley Hall near Cambridge isn't normally open to the public. But later this month as part of the University of Cambridge's Open Cambridge Event visitors can see some of the hall's hidden history.

Bear hunting on the estate is depicted in wall paintings in the attic which were found when tapestries were removed in the 1900s.

The hall was built in the 1540s by Sir John Hynde and his son Sir Frederick And they used bits taken from other buildings they owned.

This roof is thought to have come from Anglesey Abbey near Cambridge. Roman numerals on the timbers helped the builders piece it back together.

The open day marks 70 years since Cambridge University bought the hall grounds and village - for 50 thousand pounds.

The hall is now home to the University of Cambridge's Institute of Continuing Education, an educational establishment running lots of courses for the public.

It will open to visitors on September the 15th.

A day to explore how this stately home has evolved over the past five centuries.

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