Your Visit

Whilst the Chapel must remain closed to visitors until at least the 17th May, parts of the college grounds will be reopening to the public from Tuesday 13th April.  For more information, please see below.

We are hoping to reopen the Chapel to visitors from Tuesday 18th May, however, we are awaiting confirmation from the government that the UK will still be moving to the next stage of their roadmap plans.  This information is expected 7 days before the 17th May, so we will be keeping a close eye on government updates and as soon as we know we are good to go, tickets will be available for purchase on our website.

 

What the Visit Includes

Whilst the Chapel must remain closed, the reduced entry ticket fee is currently only for parts of the grounds to enable you to visit the Xu Zhimo garden and the wildflower meadow.   Entry and exit is via the North Entrance at Trinity Lane (Clare Gate).

Once the Chapel is allowed to reopen, among it's many facets 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.  We are hopeful that we can reopen again the Chapel again on Tuesday May 18th.

All visits are self guided, and you are welcome to walk at your leisure.  We kindly ask that you observe social distancing measures, and respect the space of others during your visit.

Guided Tours

On certain days, we offer exclusive guided tours of the Chapel, led by a certified Cambridge City Blue Badge Guide.  These tours are 45 minutes each, and are currently limited to a maximum of 5 visitors per tour, plus your tour guide.

All tour dates and times will be published here when they are operating.

Tickets must be purchased in advance, and are non refundable.  Tickets are £16.00 per person, and can be purchased here.

There are currently no guided tours scheduled.

If you would like to organise a bespoke tour of the Chapel on a day that the Chapel is open, please get in touch with us here.

Admission Prices

Self-guided Visits

Whilst the Chapel remains closed to visitors, the reduced admission fees apply for access to parts of the grounds

Ticket Type (per person) Fee
Adult £5.00
Child (6-17yrs) £5.00
Child (5 and under) Free
Student (with valid ID) £5.00
Cambridge University Member Free
Annual Pass Holder Free
Resident's Card Holder Free

 

We encourage you to purchase tickets in advance online.

A small number of tickets will be available to purchase on the day from King's College Visitor Centre (opposite King's College), but visitor numbers are being limited to ensure social distancing can be adhered to.

Guided Tours

Tickets are £16.00 per person, and each tour is 45 minutes.  Guided tours are limited to five attendees and will be conducted by certified Cambridge city guides. Guides will wear a face visor, and will comply with all social distancing and hygiene measures.

There are currently no guided tours scheduled.

 

Accessibility

To access the temporary disabled route wheelchairs or mobility scooters must not exceed 26 inches (66cm) in width. The temporary disabled access ramp has a weight limit of 300kgs or 660lbs.

We regret that wheelchairs and mobility scooters are not able to access the exhibition. 

Please see below for the Accessibility Guide.

Getting to King's

King's College is on King's Parade, in the centre of Cambridge. There is no public parking for cars or coaches at King's College.

Information about travelling to Cambridge can be found here.


 

COVID-19 Customer Charter

Thank you for your interest in visiting King's College Chapel. At present safety is our highest priority and the visit around the Chapel has been reviewed to minimise risk whilst not compromising your experience.

Please take a moment to read through our Customer Charter below so you know what to expect when visiting:

• If you are feeling unwell or have any of the following COVID-19 symptoms: a fever, a new and persistent cough or a loss of, or change to, your sense of smell or taste, please do not enter. Please do not put our students, staff, or other visitors at risk.

• Please remain in your visiting household group and keep children close.

• Please adhere to the government social distancing guidelines. We are allowing free movement once inside the Chapel, and have reduced hourly capacity to help make this possible.

• When walking through the exhibition area, we ask that you help to keep the flow of visitors moving. This area will be operated on a one way system, and we appreciate your support in ensuring visitors are able to flow freely through this area.

• Our team members are always available to help, but please observe social distancing.

• Hand hygiene is essential. Please make use of the hand sanitising stations located at the entrance and exit of the Chapel.

• Make a conscious effort to ensure you and all members of your group avoid touching hard surfaces where possible.

• Face coverings must be worn when visiting the Chapel. If you do not have one, they will be available free of charge at the entrance. Entry into the Chapel will not be permitted without a face covering on, unless you are medically exempt, or are under the age of 11.

• The entry ticket is for the Chapel only. Entry and Exit will be via the North Entrance at Trinity Lane (Clare Gate). Access to the Grounds and the Xu Zhimo stone is temporarily prohibited until further notice.

 

In order to control capacity all tickets must be purchased online directly through our website
The Chapel Fund
Where can I buy tickets? Can we attend Evensong? Do you welcome group visits? Read our frequently-asked questions.
King's is occasionally closed to visitors so please do check the opening times calendar before you plan to visit!
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From choir concerts to organ recitals, there are regular occasions to come and enjoy wonderful music at King's.
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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