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Visiting St John's

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Visitor opening times

The College is open to visitors and tourists all year round at the following times. Tourist access is through the Great Gate in St John’s Street only.

  • 2 March - 31 October 2015:  10am - 5.00pm
  • Other dates (off-season):       10am - 3.30pm
  • The College is closed from 25 December 2015 - 3 January 2016

Please note that the College will be closed to groups 16 May - 17 June, and closed to the public 11 - 17 June 2016.

Contact us at johnstour@joh.cam.ac.uk or by phone: 01223 338606 if you have any queries.

Tourist charges

A guided tour of the College is strongly recommended, and a special entry rate of £5.50 per visitor is available for those visiting with a registered guide. Bespoke tours of St John's College and other sites of interest in Cambridge are organised by See Cambridge DifferentlyGuided tours are also organised by Visit Cambridge

General tourist charges are as follows: 

  • Adult: £8
  • Children under 12: Free
  • Children (12-16), senior citizens & students: £5.00
  • Members of the university, Cambridge residents and those visiting the College for academic purposes may enter free of charge.

See the Guides to St John's page to view or download the St John's Visitor Guide.

Disabled Visitors

The tourist route is accessible by all visitors; however the main route enters the Chapel via steps. A map indicating a route that is accessible for those visitors using a wheelchair to enter the Chapel via a ramped route is available from the main entrance.