The current exhibition at Cambridge University Library is Private lives of Print: The use and abuse of books 1450-1550. Credit: Walters Art Museum Illuminated Manuscripts
Remember that you are welcome to visit any time, even if there's not an official open day on.
- If you would like to look around a college, it is best to introduce yourself at the porters' lodge (the reception). Porters are normally happy for prospective students to walk around the public areas and will give you any maps / information available. There's also a map of Cambridge, which shows where the colleges are. You'll see that the middle of Cambridge is quite small, so you will be able to walk between most colleges easily.
- If you would like to visit King's, the college will be open and we have a self-guided tour that you can use. Do introduce yourself at the porters' lodge when you arrive. You are also welcome to come to Evensong in King's Chapel if you want to. Information about how to attend Evensong is on our Chapel and choir page.
- You may find the Following in the Footsteps audio tour useful for visiting other parts of the University. Cambridge University is made up of colleges, faculties (where you go for lectures), libraries (over 100 of them!) and offices dotted around the city, and following this tour will give you a good sense of how it all works.
- There are also some great museums and teaching collections which you might like to explore, most of which are free to visit. Or you might like to check the 'what's on' list for the day you are visiting - there are always talks and exhibitions on.