Admission and opening times


Thank you to National Lottery players promotion 14 and 15 December 2017

On 14 and 15 December 2017 King’s is taking part in a campaign  which has been organised to say thank you to players of the National Lottery for the support that they have given to heritage. You will be able to get free entry to King’s College’s magnificent Chapel, beautiful College Library and stroll around those parts of the grounds which are open to the public by showing a valid National Lottery Ticket. King’s Library is currently in receipt of a grant of £44k from the Heritage Lottery Fund to work on a collection of its rare books.  There will be a small exhibition in our early nineteenth-century Library showing some of the rare book treasures which are being worked on thanks to our HLF funding.
Terms and Conditions
• One National Lottery ticket provides free entry for the ticket holder and up to two guests.
• All National Lottery games qualify for free entry, including tickets from any National Lottery draw-based game or National Lottery Scratchcard. Proof of ticket can be paper or digital.
• The offer is valid on 14 and 15 December 2017. King’s College is open 9.30am to 3.30pm on both days.
• King’s College has the right to refuse entry in the unlikely event of unforeseen circumstances which close the College and its buildings including the Chapel and the Library.
• A valid Lottery ticket serves as an admission ticket and must to be shown and checked at the front gate, Chapel and Library by a member of King’s College staff.

Opening times

Please check the Chapel closures page before you visit.

These are the College term dates:

    3 October - 1 December 2016
    17 January - 17 March 2017
    25 April - 18 June 2017
    27 June - 9 July 2017
    30 September - 2 December 2017

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: 10 and 24 November and 20  December

For term dates beyond December 2017 see the main Cambridge University website.  

Where to enter

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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