Staying Here

Please note: Banbury meetings are dedicated to scientific discussions, and only invited participants stay here; we are unable to accommodate spouses or guests.

Charles Robertson donated the estate to CSHL in 1976, and its seven-car garage was converted into the “Conference Room”, while the Georgian manor house (Robertson House) and two large cottages (Sammis Hall and Meier House) provide accommodation for participants during meetings.

The Conference Room is fully equipped with projector and MacOS and Windows computers, wireless network and a high-quality recording system. The offices are equipped with fax machine, word processing facilities and photocopier. A transcription service is available (at extra cost).

Participants walk outside between sessions and meals, and should pack outerwear/umbrellas as appropriate. Smoking is not permitted in any building.

Visits to the main Laboratory campus, the Book Store on the main campus, and the DNA Learning Center in Cold Spring Harbor Village can be arranged. Information about Long Island can be found at