In line with UK Government guidance, during the current 'lockdown' period in England, the University of Cambridge Museums will be closed to the public, but their resources will continue to be available to support teaching and research. The University’s Sports Centre and Gym will be closed.
The Botanic Garden will remain open to the public, although the glasshouses and shop will be closed, and the café will offer takeaway service only. The University Library and Faculty and Departmental libraries expect their blend of online, zero-contact and in-person COVID-secure library services to continue through the national lockdown, with local adjustments where operationally essential.
Some staff and students are still working remotely though most University buildings have reopened, with restrictions, for some teaching and research activities. Please check the website for the particular Department/Faculty, museum, library or other facility you wish to visit for further information.
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.
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.
Watch videos on the University's YouTube channel.
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