Visit King's FAQs

Where can I buy tickets? Can we attend Evensong? Do you welcome group visits? Read our frequently-asked questions below.
 

When can we visit King’s College Chapel and grounds?

See the latest opening and closing times on our Opening Times Calendar.

Where can I buy tickets?

You can buy tickets online via our store or in person at the King's College Visitor Centre, opposite the main gate.

Can we attend Evensong at King’s College Chapel?

There are Choral services Monday to Saturday Evensong 5.30pm and Sunday services at 10.30am and 3.30pm. You can view the latest Service booklet here.

Do we need a ticket for Evensong?

No, Evensong is a religious service and therefore free of charge to attend. A queue will form at the main gate of the College approximately 35 minutes before the start of the service.

How long does Evensong last?

Evensong generally lasts around 45 minutes.

I am a Cambridge local resident – can I visit for free?

No, you cannot visit for free but if you live within 12 miles you can apply for a residents’ card which costs £10 and is valid for 3 years.

Are there public toilets or a café?

There are no public toilet facilities at King’s College – the nearest ones can be found in the Grand Arcade Shopping Centre. There is also no café but plenty can be found just outside on King’s Parade.

Do you welcome group visits?

Yes we do. Groups of 10 are asked to pre-book via our online form.

Can you take photos inside?

Yes, photography is permitted but without flash. We do not allow the use of tripods or recording.

When are the grounds closed for examinations?

Generally the grounds of the College are closed to visitors between April and June during the quiet period.

Can I bring luggage in with me?

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.

Can I visit just the grounds?

No, the ticket price is for the Chapel and the grounds of the College (when open).

Do you have a gift shop?

Yes, the King’s College Visitor Centre is our shop located opposite the main gate of the College.

Can I bring my dog?

No, but assistance dogs are welcome.

What provision do you make for people with special needs?

Please see our Accessibility Guide for more information.

Can Cambridge University graduates visit for free?

Cambridge University graduates can visit the Chapel and grounds (when open) free of charge with two guests on production of a CamCard.

Can I have a guided tour of King's College Chapel?

Walking tours of Cambridge and King's College are available year round from Visit Cambridge

Tours of King's College only are available at certain times of the year - please check our Visit King's pages for more information

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Useful information about what your visit includes, our admission prices, and how to get to King's by car or public transport.
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King's is occasionally closed to visitors so please do check the opening times calendar before you plan to visit!
King's College has a residents' card scheme which is available to local residents who live within a 12 mile radius of Great St Mary's Church.
Members of the public are warmly welcomed to join us for acts of worship including daily Evensong and sung Eucharist on Sundays.

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