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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Partyman World of Play
Leisure Activities

Partyman World of Play

Partyman World Of Play is part of the The Partyman Company , a truly magical family of companies that operates in the family leisure market.

Pembroke College
Key Sites to Visit
Universities & Colleges

Pembroke College

The college is the third-oldest college of the university and has over 700 students and fellows. It is one of the university's larger colleges, with buildings from almost every century since its founding, as well as extensive gardens.

Peterhouse College
Universities & Colleges

Peterhouse College

The Chapel sits at the centre of the oldest part of College, and is the building you are most likely to see pictured in connection with Peterhouse.

Queens’ College
Key Sites to Visit
Universities & Colleges

Queens’ College

Queens’ College supports world-leading teaching and research in a beautiful and welcoming environment.

Rainbow Rocket Climbing Centre
Leisure Activities

Rainbow Rocket Climbing Centre

New to Rainbow Rocket? If you're new to bouldering, we're a great place to start your journey.

Romsey Recreation Ground

Romsey Recreation Ground

Romsey Recreation Ground is a Victorian park located in the Romsey area of Cambridge.

Rutherford’s Punting
Punting

Rutherford’s Punting

Glide along the world-famous College Backs on a traditional punt and experience Cambridge with Rutherford's.

Scholars Punting Cambridge
Punting

Scholars Punting Cambridge

Established in 2007, Scholars Punting Cambridge is a small collective of four local independent owners licensed by Cambridge City Council.

Science Tour
City Tours

Science Tour

See the building where the secret of life on earth and the secret of destroying the planet were discovered. Why did the Botanical Garden lead Darwin aboard the Beagle?

Scott Polar Research Institute
Museums & Galleries

Scott Polar Research Institute

The Scott Polar Research Institute holds a unique collection illustrating polar exploration, history and science.

Scudamore’s Punting Company
Punting

Scudamore’s Punting Company

Founded in the early 20th Century, Scudamore's are Cambridge's original punting company.

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences
Museums & Galleries

Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences

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

Selwyn College
Universities & Colleges

Selwyn College

Welcome to Selwyn College, Cambridge. Selwyn combines academic excellence with a strong, diverse community.

Sheep’s Green
Park

Sheep’s Green

Sheep's Green is situated to the west of Coe Fen and runs along the west bank of the river Cam. It is an ideal place to walk along the river and get away from the busy city streets.

Si5 Spy Missions
Leisure Activities

Si5 Spy Missions

Si5 SpyMissions is the ultimate kids birthday party experience!

Sidney Sussex College
Universities & Colleges

Sidney Sussex College

Founded in 1596, Sidney is renowned across the University and Cambridge Colleges for its warm community spirit, central location, and friendly atmosphere.

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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.