Things to See & Do

Things to See & Do

Discover what you can do in Cambridge

There’s something for everyone when it comes to entertainment in Cambridge. You can go punting on the River Cam, enjoy a picnic in the park, join a walking tour of the city or explore further afield from the seat of a bicycle following the excellent network of cycle paths in and around the city.

King’s College Chapel is celebrated for its choral services including the famous A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, broadcast live by the BBC to the nation and across the globe on Christmas Eve. If you have a chance to hear the sublime Choir of King’s College, you will be enchanted. Choral Evensong is sung here most days during term time, as it is in many other college chapels – all free and open to everyone.

As well as the free-to-enter University of Cambridge’s Fitzwilliam Museum, which houses world-class collections of art and antiquities spanning centuries and civilisations, and Kettle’s Yard, one of the country’s finest galleries and a major centre for 20th century and contemporary art, visitors will find a wide range of artworks, sculpture trail walks and galleries to appreciate.

Theatre lovers will delight in the range of performances on offer, from student theatre to touring and West End shows. Come summer, Cambridge is buzzing with al fresco performances of music in the parks and green spaces as part of the annual Summer in the City programme of events.

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KEY FACTS
  • The Fitzwilliam Museum houses a world-renowned collection of over half a million works of art
  • An estimated 900,000 people go punting each year in Cambridge.
  • Grab a pint at the Eagle Pub, the birthplace of the discovery of DNA and haven for WW2 airmen

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The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the lead partner of the spectacular collections of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Botanic Garden.

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ADC Theatre
Theatres & Cinemas

ADC Theatre

We are a department of the University of Cambridge, and are the oldest University playhouse in the country.

Cambridge Arts Theatre
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Cambridge Arts Theatre

One of the finest regional theatres in the UK, hosting world-class touring productions and many West-End transfers to the heart of Cambridge and the surrounding areas.

Cambridge Arts Theatre
Theatres & Cinemas

Cambridge Arts Theatre

Cambridge Arts Theatre is a proudly independent theatrical charity.

Cambridge Corn Exchange
Theatres & Cinemas

Cambridge Corn Exchange

The Cambridge Corn Exchange is one of the UK's popular music and arts venue, hosting some of the worlds best known artists.

Cambridge Museum of Technology
Museums & Galleries

Cambridge Museum of Technology

Cambridge Museum of Technology is the home of our industrial heritage. Learn about the story of sewage and waste disposal in the Victorian Pumping Station.

Clare Hall
Art & Framing
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Clare Hall

Clare Hall is a college for advanced study at the University of Cambridge. We have beautiful grounds and gardens to explore. A British architect and long-time resident of Sweden, Ralph Erskine, was enlisted to build a resolutely modern community within Cambridge’s history-rich landscape.

Kettle’s Yard
Museums & Galleries

Kettle’s Yard

A beautiful and unique house in Cambridge, England with a distinctive collection of 20th century art, and a gallery exhibiting contemporary and modern art.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Free
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Museums & Galleries

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

MAA is a museum of humanity's history over hundreds of thousands of years, of world cultures over recent centuries, and of Indigenous life and art in the present.

Museum of Cambridge
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Museum of Cambridge

Visit us and explore over 300 years of Cambridgeshire history and heritage. Our Museum has something for everyone.

Museum of Classical Archaeology
Free
Museums & Galleries

Museum of Classical Archaeology

The Museum of Classical Archaeology in Cambridge houses one of the largest plaster cast collections in the world.

Museum of Zoology
Free
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Museum of Zoology

The University Museum of Zoology is one of Cambridge's major attractions. Our brilliant galleries showcase the diversity of animal life, from marsupials to monkeys, mammoths to manatees. Visit us to discover stories of extinction, survival, evolution and exploration.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
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Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

A walk through the Sedgwick Museum will take you on a 4.5 billion year journey through time.

The Captains Table
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The Captains Table

The Captain’s Table is an Art Deco-inspired cruising restaurant. Perfect for Hen Do's, Celebrations Dinners, Reunions and Indulgent Tours of the local countryside. We also have the Captain’s Launch a fully refurbished 1920s river cruiser. Perfect for river trips and afternoon tea.

The Centre for Computing History
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The Centre for Computing History

The Centre for Computing History is much more than a museum.

The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey
Coffee Shops & Tea Rooms
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The Farmland Museum and Denny Abbey

Our independent museum tells the 850-year old story of farming and life in the Cambridgeshire Fens. We also manage Denny Abbey, the former Benedictine monastery, on behalf of English Heritage.

The Fitzwilliam Museum
Free
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The Fitzwilliam Museum

The Fitzwilliam Museum is the lead partner of the spectacular collections of the University of Cambridge Museums (UCM) and Botanic Garden.

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Did you know?

Lord Byron, the famous Romantic poet, is said to have kept a bear while he was a student at Trinity College in the 1800s.