While many staff and students are still working remotely, the process of reopening a small number of buildings, with restrictions, to limited numbers of visitors has begun. Please check the website for the particular Department/Faculty, museum, library or other facility you wish to visit before leaving home.
Please note any restrictions and be aware that some buildings and facilities are operating online booking to manage visitor numbers, so may not be open on a drop-in basis.
Many of the collegiate University's events have been taken online. See events open to the public, including the virtual ones, on our What's On website. Sign up for the regular email to hear about future events.
Coming up in September
Join the online Open Cambridge weekend – a celebration of the heritage and history of Cambridge and the surrounding area – from 11 to 13 September 2020.
Peek behind the doors of BBC Radio Cambridgeshire and the Central Mosque, find out what a University Proctor does and where the most artificial landscape in England is, learn to make pot pourri or traditional Hungarian goulash, and discover the impact Cambridge has had on the world of sport. Town and gown have joined forces to create a series of events that celebrate the history and heritage of the city and beyond.
Discover our collections online
- See treasures of Cambridge University Library in high resolution
- Discover highlights from the Fitzwilliam Museum
- Visit Kettle’s Yard on a virtual tour and live webcam (5.30am to 8.30pm daily, UK time) or discover some of the collection’s objects in 360-degree views
- Watch videos about objects in the Museum of Classical Archaeology
- Explore the Polar Museum’s catalogue and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology's collection
- Find out about the history of science and its instruments from astrolabes to microscopes on the Whipple Museum website
- Get up close and personal with some spectacular specimens from the Museum of Zoology
- Get to know plants from the Botanic Garden chosen by the Head of Horticulture or see weekly wanders on YouTube
- Meet the Wonder Chicken in the Sedgwick Museum of Earth Science's online version of its exhibition
Explore some of collegiate Cambridge’s most recognisable buildings on Google Street View.
Exercise your little grey cells with podcasts from across the University.
- Visit the University on Soundcloud or Apple podcasts for talks and public events such as the Festival of Ideas, Science Festival and Cambridge Series at the Hay Festival
- See more podcasts produced by students and academics across Cambridge