Experience St John's

The College is currently closed to tourists. The College will re-open to tourism from:
  •  Wednesday 3rd of July to  Wednesday 2nd of October inclusive
  • Please note, there may be days when the College has to close at short notice. Information on those dates/times will be posted here as soon as that information is available.
  • ******The College is closed to all visitors (including CAMcard holders) on Wednesday June 26th due to graduation*******
  • *******The College is closed to tourism on 4/5th of July for University Open Days*******

College opening times


Opening times: 10am - 4pm. 

Chapel services information

Entry into St John's College is via the Great Gate which is located in St John's Street, Cambridge, CB2 1TP.






The Great Gate

Site Information

A visitor takes a photo of the College Chapel on his phone


The main visitor route is accessible to all except for entry into the Chapel by those using a wheelchair. 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.

Site information and risk assessment for groups

Access guide

Locations of Emergency Medical Equipment

Visitor information

Tourism charges from 1st July 2024

  • Adults - £15
  • Children (12-16) - £8
  • Senior Citizens i.e. those in receipt of the State Pension - £8
  • Students - £8
  • If the Chapel is closed - £8
  •  All commercial groups of 5 or more people that wish to visit the College, will need to be led by a qualified guide. These guides who are members of the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides will be provided by Cantab Tours. There is a discounted group booking rate of £8 per person. Booking enquiries should be directed here.
  • The College only accepts payments by debit/credit card. Payments by cash are not accepted. 
Permitted visitors (no charge) between 10am and 4:00pm
  • St John's alumnus and their guests
  • Cambridge University card holders (including two guests)
  • CAMCard holders (including two guests)
  • Cambridge residents with proof of residency
  • Prospective students and their guests
  • Attendees at Chapel services
  • Attendees at other events in College