The city of Cambridge has a long and interesting history, being home to some amazing colleges and cultural activities:
With some dating back to Medieval times, Cambridge University’s colleges are stunning pieces of architecture and are dotted throughout the city – they open their doors to visitors, including King’s College Chapel and Trinity College
Find out more about the city of Cambridge on a guided walking tour, run by the tourist office
Punting along the River Cam is a very popular activity with both tourists and locals – companies like Scudamore’s or Cambridge Chauffeur Punts will allow you to hire a boat or go on a chauffeured tour – the perfect way to spend a sunny day.
Cambridge University Botanic Garden provides a beautiful, quiet rest from the busy city – and is the perfect place for a picnic.
Art & Museums
Cambridge is home to some of the world’s most prestigious art, amazing stories from history and budding creators of the future:
The Fitzwilliam Museum is the art museum of the University of Cambridge and receives around 300,000 visitors annually. It has five departments covering antiquities from Ancient Egypt, Sudan, Greece and Rome, Roman and Romano-Egyptian Art, Western Asiatic displays, Cypriot Art; applied arts, including English and European pottery and glass, furniture, clocks, fans, armour, Chinese, Japanese and Korean art, rugs and samplers; coins and medals; illuminated, literary and music manuscripts and rare printed books; paintings, including masterpieces by Simone Martini, Domenico Veneziano, Titian, Veronese, Rubens, Van Dyck, Frans Hals, Canaletto, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Constable, Monet, Degas, Renoir, Cézanne and Picasso and a fine collection of 20th century art; miniatures, drawings, watercolours and prints.
Kettle’s Yard houses a unique collection of Modern and Contemporary Art and is one of the hidden gems of Cambridge City Centre.
CATS Cambridge shares a unique relationship with Cambridge School of Visual & Performing Arts and many of our students progress to this highly respected Art & Drama School. Our students gain unique access to this dynamic creative environment including: annual fashion show, art exhibitions, drama performances
The Imperial War Museum has almost 200 preserved vintage aircraft housed in several enormous hangars, and perform air shows regularly throughout the year
The Polar Museum tells the story of amazing polar explorations, including exhibitions from Scott’s crew.
Music, Dance & Theatre
The main venues for music, dance, theatre and comedy in Cambridge are:
These venues are host to internationally renowned music acts, dance groups and plays as well as student productions – and cover a huge range of genres throughout the year.
Music can also be heard at various smaller and informal venues across the city, as well as live music nights in many of the cities pubs. There is a thriving local music scene too, with many of the city's students and young people forming bands and competing in the annual "Battle of the Bands" competition.
Additionally, there are many local dance and theatre groups which can be spotted on noticeboards around the city or found on local listings directories such as Local Secrets.