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Official Guided Tours: Cambridge University Library Tour

Walking Tour

Visitor Information Centre
Peas Hill

Tel: 01223 791501

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Official Guided Tours: Cambridge University Library Tour

Cambridge University Library started in 1416 as a small collection of valuable manuscripts kept locked in a chest as security against money loans. Today, things are a little different.

Through a combination of benefaction and its legal deposit status, the University Library has grown from a collection of a dozen volumes on a handful of subjects into a global institution housing around 8 million items, including some of the world’s most iconic scientific, literary and cultural treasures as well as a bizarre assembly of non-book curiosities.

Tour starts at the Visitor Information Centre before taking you across to and inside the University Library.

Opening Times

Friday Afternoons at 15:00 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Bank HolidayClosed
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Tickets£10.00 per ticket

Suitable for age 17+ Only
Duration: 75 Minutes

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