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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Rutherford’s Punting
Punting

Rutherford’s Punting

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

Saffron Hall
Car Parks
Leisure Activities
Theatres & Cinemas
Toilets

Saffron Hall

An award-winning concert hall attracting international artists situated just outside Cambridge in Saffron Walden

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.

Sing! Choirs
Leisure Activities

Sing! Choirs

Singing for everyone! No auditions, no need to read music, just love singing a great selection of pop, rock and songs from the shows!

Solve The City – Clue The Looking Glass – City Adventure Game
City Tours
Free
Key Sites to Visit
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Solve The City – Clue The Looking Glass – City Adventure Game

The most creative way to see Cambridge! Outdoor escape room-style immersive adventure game. Explore Cambridge, solve puzzles, crack the mystery!

St John’s College
Universities & Colleges

St John’s College

At St John's College we provide students with a world class education in a diverse, friendly and lively environment.

St Matthew’s Piece
Park

St Matthew’s Piece

This park has spring rockers, swings and a climber for younger children. For older children there’s a modular climber, nest swing and a basketball half-court.

Stapleford Granary Arts and Music Centre
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Theatres & Cinemas

Stapleford Granary Arts and Music Centre

WELCOME TO STAPLEFORD GRANARY A home for the culturally curious… Music, art, education & conversation in a beautiful 19th century farm complex with outstanding facilities, situated at the foot of the Gog Magog Downs and just 5 miles from the centre of Cambridge. Stapleford Granary is an arts centre built on the vision and values of the Association for Cultural Exchange: fostering cultural understanding – from local to worldwide, historical to contemporary - through education. Our cultural curiosity and passion for cross-arts collaboration lies at the heart of what we do, illustrated in our programming, artist residencies, research, workshops and exhibitions.

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Did you know?

A staggering 121 affiliates of the University of Cambridge have been awarded the Nobel Prize since 1904