Walking & Cycling Routes

Cambridge Sculpture Trails

Find illustrated trails of 20th & 21st C public sculpture on our CST website. Download our free app to guide you around the works sited in city streets and tranquil college gardens.

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Contact Details

Take your walk in your own time, choosing from the four trails presently available:

Trail 1- South Cambridge, Trail 2- City Centre, Trail 3- West Cambridge, Trail 4- Cambridge Biomedical Centre- Addenbrooke’s Hospital Site.


info@cambridgesculpture trails.co.uk

Free app download: Cambridge Sculpture Trails on App Store or Google play.

The website and app carry photographs of the sculptures with brief descriptions of the site, artist and materials and include links to further information. A map on the website can be downloaded and printed. The app marks the sites whilst also showing the viewer’s own position to aid location finding.

Each trail is designed to be completed in 2 or 3 hours walking, but visitors may wish to shorten or extend their route as required.

Our purpose is to share the knowledge of public sculptures in Cambridge that is free for all to enjoy- local residents, families and visitors. Supported by an Awards for All Lottery Grant in 2009, a small group of enthusiastic art lovers launched CST, producing leaflets to map the sculptures available for public viewing. We are a small voluntary group that rely on donations and grants to cover website hosting and technical update costs.

We are grateful for donations from CFCI Charitable Trust and the Marshall Group. Also for grant funded S106 public art contributions received from Cambridge City Council in the past; currently we have received a grant from Art Friends Cambridgeshire.

Please note:

Many sculptures are located in college grounds where public access is restricted in the examination period- mid April to mid June. On other occasions colleges may be temporarily closed; you can phone the Porters’ Lodge in advance to check. We advise all visitors to call in at the Porters’ Lodge on arrival.

Group visits should be arranged with colleges in advance.

Disabled access to sculptures sited in college grounds is usually possible.

Children must be accompanied by an adult when visiting college grounds.

Dogs are not permitted in college grounds.

Collections change periodically; a number of sculptures are on loan, so some works shown in the guide may not be in place.

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Did you know?

Cambridge can boast of William Wordsworth, Samuel Pepys, Virginia Woolf, Stephen Fry and Prince Charles as alumni of the university.