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.

Aqua Park Grafham
Leisure Activities

Aqua Park Grafham

SLIP, SLIDE, SPLASH AND SHARE LAUGH OUT LOUD MOMENTS! The Aqua Park features a collection of bespoke big impact water obstacles is opening at Grafham. Show off your flips and tricks from the Flip or Flop and explore the course that features climbing stepping stones, big bounce balls, slides, and demolition balls making it the ultimate day out for groups, families, adults, children age 6+ and adrenaline junkies alike!

Ben’s Yard
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Fashion
Food & Drink
Gift Shops
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Local Nature Reserve
Restaurants
Walking & Cycling Routes

Ben’s Yard

Launching Spring 2023, Ben's Yard is a rural retail village on the edge of Ely welcoming your new go-to café/restaurant, fashion and lifestyle boutiques, head-to-toe spa services, artisan food hall, playground and a 6 acre event space all beautifully landscaped on the Stuntney Estate with marked trails through woodland, fenland and wildflower meadows.

Cambridge Arts Theatre
Theatres & Cinemas

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.

Cambridge Past Present & Future
House & Park
Key Sites to Visit
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Local Nature Reserve
Park
Walking & Cycling Routes

Cambridge Past Present & Future

Local charity that cares for parks, green spaces and historic buildings.

Clare Hall
Art & Framing
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College Rooms
Free
Gift Shops
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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.

Decathlon
Accessories
Bicycle Shops & Repairs
Walking & Cycling Routes

Decathlon

Decathlon makes sport accessible to the many by designing, producing and selling great value sports products all over the world. Our Cambridge store in the Grafton Centre is home to 25 sports experts waiting to share their knowledge with you. We also offer bike servicing and repairs in our in store workshop.

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.

La Dante in Cambridge
Universities & Colleges

La Dante in Cambridge

La Dante in Cambridge is a not-for-profit cultural association and is part of the international organization “La Società Dante Alighieri”, which was founded in 1889 and has 500 offices worldwide. Our aim here in Cambridge is to promote knowledge and enjoyment of the Italian, Spanish, and English languages and culture, and to bring together like-minded people who want to learn more about what these beautiful countries have to offer. Our approach is to create a unique blend of learning language and culture at the same time, which research shows are the quickest way to achieve a higher level of language proficiency.

Light Blue Holdings
City Tours
Leisure Activities
Punting
Tourism

Light Blue Holdings

A truly unique opportunity to enjoy some acoustic music whilst gliding along the River Cam on a chauffeured boat.

Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Free
Key Sites to Visit
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
Museums & Galleries

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.

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Did you know?

Not many pubs can claim to have served a man a pint just after he’d discovered the secret of life itself, but The Eagle can! It was in this city centre pub that scientists Francis Crick and James Watson announced their discovery of DNA in the 1953.