Our museums and sports facilities are currently closed, in line with Government guidance for the national lockdown that is in place.
The Botanic Garden remains open for local walking and wellbeing only. Entry tickets are limited and advance booking is essential.
The University Library is open for zero-contact services (Click and Collect and Scan and Deliver) but closed for in-person study visits.
Please check the relevant website for further details about local restrictions. 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.
The University's new Cambridge Festival, replacing the popular Festival of Ideas and Science Festival of previous years, will run from 26 March to 4 April 2021, providing more than 350 free online events and activities for the whole family.
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 Cambridge Series at the Hay Festival
- See more podcasts produced by students and academics across Cambridge
Exercise at home - or wherever you are - with the Sports Centre's #StayActiveCambridge programme.