Top cultural things to do in Cambridge

  1. The Fitzwilliam Museum

Founded in 1816, the Fitzwilliam museum houses a magnificent collection of art and artefacts, including William Blake’s illuminated manuscripts and treasures from Egypt, Greece, Ancient Rome and Asia.

 

  1. Music at Kings College Chapel

Soak up the beauty of choral song or classical music with a concert in the architecturally spectacular Kings College Chapel, part of Cambridge University.

 

  1. Cambridge Arts Theatre

The Arts Theatre is Cambridge’s premier spot for performing arts. Its varied listings include plays, musicals, opera and more.

 

  1. Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology

Explore 2 million years of world cultures through a vast number of fascinating objects at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. From stone tools to Egyptian artwork, and contemporary creations by modern-day indigenous communities, it’s a fascinating place.

 

  1. Cambridge Contemporary Art

Visit the intimate Cambridge Contemporary Art, a small gallery right in the centre of Cambridge University’s historic colleges. You’ll find work by local, national and international artists here, much of it for sale.

 

  1. The Polar Museum, Scott Polar Research Institute

You will feel as if you’ve travelled to the Polar Regions as you discover everything from penguins to sleeping bags and famous explorer’s diaries at the Polar Museum. Learn about the North and South Poles and marvel at the museum’s remarkable collection of artworks, from indigenous Inuit art to oil paintings.

Cambridge in-depth

Heritage
Family Friendly
Food & Drink
Film & TV
Free things to do
Hidden gems
One hour from...
Shopping
Top 10 things to do