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

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
Key Sites to Visit
Museums & Galleries

The Fitzwilliam Museum

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

The Round Church
City Tours
Key Sites to Visit

The Round Church

Explore the 900 year old Round Church. Discover the story of Cambridge through film, exhibition, guided walks, and historical tours.

Thorpe Way play area
Park

Thorpe Way play area

Climber, swings and trim trail for younger children. For older children there are toners, rotating units, swings, a surf rider, runway and full ball court, fitness zone and climbing boulders.

Traditional Punting Company
Punting

Traditional Punting Company

The Traditional Punting Company was started by locals who wanted to showcase the best and most beautiful parts of Cambridge from the most unique perspective – the River Cam.

Treasure Hunt Cambridge
City Tours

Treasure Hunt Cambridge

A fun and different way to see Cambridge! Solve satisfying clues and follow beautiful maps sent to your phones.

Trinity Cambridge
Fine Dining

Trinity Cambridge

Situated right in the heart of Cambridge’s historic centre, Trinity is an elegant restaurant serving up fabulous food in relaxed surroundings.

Trinity College
Key Sites to Visit
Universities & Colleges

Trinity College

Trinity College is an educational institution comprising 180 Fellows and more than 1,000 students. The College welcomes visitors to Great Court and the Chapel for most of the year.

Uncomfortable Cambridge Walking Tours
City Tours
Leisure Activities

Uncomfortable Cambridge Walking Tours

Discover Cambridge in a different way on this guided walking tour, focusing on the uncomfortable stories of power and privilege which have shaped both the university and the city.

VA Airline Training
Leisure Activities

VA Airline Training

Book a VA Flight Simulator Experience for a truly unique and memorable day out.

Vue Cinema Cambridge
Theatres & Cinemas

Vue Cinema Cambridge

Vue Entertainment is part of Vue International - one of the world's leading cinema operators.

Wandlebury Country Park
Local Nature Reserve

Wandlebury Country Park

Wandlebury Country Park and Nature Reserve, in the suburbs, encompasses more than 40 hectares / 100 acres. This historic parkland features numerous nature trails, wild flower meadows, large trees and shrubs, seating areas, large expanses of grass and scenic views

West Pit local nature reserve
Local Nature Reserve

West Pit local nature reserve

Hosting a variety of wild flowers in the warmer months, the West Pit varies slightly from Lime Kiln and East Pit reserve in that it is greener with more mature trees.

Whipple Museum of the History of Science
Key Sites to Visit
Museums & Galleries

Whipple Museum of the History of Science

The Whipple Museum's collection includes scientific instruments, apparatus, models, pictures, prints, photographs, books and other material related to the history of science.

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Did you know?

Fancy a dip? A popular swimming spot in Cambridge is the Jesus Green Lido, which at 91 metres in length is one of the longest outdoor pools in Europe.