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Official Guided Tours: Cambridge University Library Tour

Walking Tour

Visitor Information Centre
Peas Hill

Tel: 01223 791501

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Official Guided Tours: Cambridge University Library Tour

Enjoy exclusive access for book lovers, and an insight into student life.

Get a unique glimpse into academic life at Cambridge University on this tour of the library and its historic printing press.

Take an exclusive-access, Blue Badge guided tour around one of the largest libraries in the UK – home to eight million items and with the right to request a copy of every book published in the UK.  It houses scientific, literary and cultural treasures such as Charles Darwin’s papers and correspondence, and Sir Isaac Newton’s works on laws of motion.

This fascinating tour provides a rare glimpse into student life and the hushed reading rooms, which are not open to members of the public.  See the historic printing room and soak up the atmosphere of an institution that has nurtured world leaders, scientists and artists, including 15 British prime ministers and 96 Nobel Prize winners.

Tours last 75 minutes and start at the Visitor Information CentreVisitors will also see external views of the striking Jerwood Library, which overhangs the Cam at Trinity Hall, and the 17thcentury Wren Library at Trinity College - designed by Christopher Wren.

Opening Times

Friday Afternoons at 15:00 (1 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017)
Bank HolidayClosed
Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change


Ticket TypeTicket Tariff
Tickets£10.00 per ticket

Suitable for age 17+ Only
Duration: 75 Minutes

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