Chapel closures and amended opening hours

North Gate of the Chapel

The Chapel is occasionally closed to the public because of recordings, concerts and private ceremonies. Please check the dates with amended opening times below or contact the Visitors Office before you visit (tourism@kings.cam.ac.uk; 01223 331212). 

During the Easter Term (April - June), which is the examination period in Cambridge, the grounds are closed to the public but the Chapel remains open.

If the date you are checking is not listed below this means that normal Chapel opening times apply.

Important note when visiting in 2016:
During 2016 a major Organ Restoration project is underway. From 25 July to end August, the organ will be voiced (tuned). Visiting times from 25 July – 10 September will be restricted to 9.30 am to 3.30 pm (last entry). Visitors will be asked to keep as quiet as possible from 1 pm. Please be aware of this when planning your visit. It may also be necessary to close the Chapel at short notice during this period.

August 2016

  • From Monday 15 August until Friday 19 August - entry 9.30 am until 4 pm (last ticket 3.30 pm)
  • Saturday 20 August and Sunday 21 August - entry 9.30 am until 5 pm (last ticket 4.30 pm)
  • From Monday 22 August until Friday 26 August - entry 9.30 am until 4 pm (last ticket 3.30 pm)
  • Saturday 27 August - entry 9.30 am until 5 pm (last ticket 4.30 pm)
  • Sunday 28 August -entry 9.30 am until 4 pm (last ticket 3.30 pm)
  • Monday 29 August - entry 9.30 am until 5 pm (last ticket 4.30 pm)
  • Tuesday 30 August until Friday 2 September - entry 9.30 am until 4 pm (last ticket 3.30 pm)

September 2016

  • Sunday 25 September - entry 1 pm until 5 pm (last ticket 4.30 pm)
  • Monday 26 September until Wednesday 28 September - please note there may be minor disruption to visitors during the afternoon

October 2016

  • Saturday 1 October - entry 12 noon until 4 pm (last ticket 3.30 pm)

November 2016

  • Wednesday 9 November - entry 9.30 am until 1 pm (last ticket 12.30 pm)
  • Sunday 13 November - entry 12.30 pm until 3 pm (last ticket 2.30 pm)
  • Saturday 26 November - entry 12 noon until 3.30 pm (last ticket 3 pm)
  • Sunday 27 November - CLOSED
  • Wednesday 30 November - restricted access 9.30 am until 4 pm (last ticket 3.30 pm)

December 2016

  • Thursday 1 December - restricted access 9.30 am until 4 pm (last ticket 3.30 pm)
  • From Tuesday 6 until Monday 12 December - CLOSED ALL DAYS
  • From Friday 23 December 2016 until Monday 2 January 2017 - CLOSED ALL DAYS

See also the normal opening times.

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