Admission and opening times


  • Tickets cost £9.00 or £6.00 (children and students).
    Your ticket price includes a visit to the Chapel where you will see an exhibition of the history of the College, the world's largest fan vaulted ceiling and the Adoration of the Magi by Rubens. You will also have access to the College grounds (when open). Please note all other buildings are private.
  • Buy tickets online at
  • For group information please see
    For details of combined visits with Great St Mary's Church please contact
  • Guided tours for groups are only available by booking directly with Visit Cambridge 01223 791501
  • Admission is free for children 11 years and under when they are visiting with their family, or for school groups whose school is in Cambridgeshire and under the LEA or holds Academy status and receives no private funding.
  • Please buy tickets at The King's College Visitor Centre, opposite the front of the College.
  • Visitors and worshippers are not permitted to bring any bag, rucksack or suitcase into King’s College (and its Chapel) which would be larger than airline hand baggage (56cm x 45cm x 25cm, including handles, wheels and pockets). As there is no cloakroom facility please do not bring larger items with you.
  • July and August: please be advised that these are the busiest months of the year, and there may be queues to buy tickets at the weekends.
  • Occasionally it may be necessary to close part of the Chapel to the public.  In such circumstances the admission charge may be reduced.
  • For Access statement please visit

Guided tours of King's College Chapel

For the first time ever come and enjoy a guided tour of King's College Chapel at this special time of year.

Thursday 27, Friday 28 and Saturday 29 December at 11 am, 12 noon, 1 pm and 2 pm.

You will be guided around the Chapel by a Cambridge City Guide.

Children aged 11 and under do not require a ticket.
No refunds will be issued.
Numbers are strictly limited.
College grounds are closed.
No discounts available.
Tickets available online until 12 noon on Friday 21st December and limited availability on the day at King's College Visitor Centre.

Please contact for further details.

Opening times

Please check the Chapel closures page before you visit.

These are the College term dates:

    16 January - 16 March 2018
    24 April - 15 June 2018
    2 October - 30 November 2018

During College terms these are the opening times:

Monday to Friday 9.30am - 3.30pm

Saturday 9.30am - 3.15pm

Sunday 1.15pm - 2.30pm

At all other times these are the opening times:

Monday to Sunday 9.30am - 4.30pm

(Except during December and January when the Chapel closes at 3.30pm)

Important note: The Chapel is occasionally closed because of recordings, concerts and private ceremonies. Please check the Chapel closures page before you visit. During the Easter Term (April - June), which is the examination period in Cambridge, the grounds are closed to the public but you can still visit the Chapel. 

Visitors will have 30 minutes from the last entry time shown before the Chapel is closed.

Organ Tuning takes place regularly in the Chapel. The next scheduled dates are:

For term dates beyond December 2018 see the main Cambridge University website.  

Where to enter

Winter (1 November to mid March) Please enter via the front gate on King's Parade.

Summer (mid March to end October) Please enter the Chapel at the North entrance. This can be accessed via Senate House Passage.

Wheelchair access

There is a ramp at the South Porch of the Chapel, and the grounds have level paths of flagstones or shingle. If you need any help please ask a member of staff.

Local residents

See Residents' cards.


If you require further information or wish to make a group booking, please contact the Visitors Office:

Please note office open 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday only.

Tel: (+44) (0)1223 331212

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