Welcome to Cambridge, home to more than 20,000 students from all walks of life and all corners of the world. Cambridge is rich in cultural diversity. You will find beautiful University and College buildings, museums and art galleries, extensive gardens and punts on the River Cam. A unique city centre small enough to explore on foot, and just a short walk from the train station.
Things to see and do at the University of Cambridge
The University of Cambridge encourages visitors to wear face coverings whilst enjoying our indoor spaces. Some buildings and facilities continue to operate free ticketing and reduced visitor numbers to ensure safe social distancing. Cambridge University Libraries are providing a blend of online, zero-contact and in-person services. Before you travel, check ahead to see if you need to book in advance.
You can find more information, including opening times and fees, at the following websites:
- Finding Departments and Faculties
- Visiting the Colleges
- Visiting Libraries
- Visiting Museums
- Access the Sports Centre
- What's on at the University
Information for prospective students
If you are thinking about applying to study at Cambridge, our open days and events offer opportunities to get a feel for the city and the University. You can find out more about admissions procedures, courses, facilities, student life within the collegiate University and ask any questions you might have.
See events open to the public, including the virtual ones, on our What's On website.
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 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
The University works in collaboration with AccesAble to enhance the existing provision of information on accessibility and the University estate for visitors.
These guides provide an excellent and accurate provision of information related to access and should prove a helpful resource for anyone wishing to study at or work at the University of Cambridge, or for those visiting the University and the city.