Experience St John's

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 and tourism (including CAM card holders) on 4/5th of July for University Open Days***
***The College is closed to all visitors and tourism (including CAM card holders) on 6/7th of July for scaffolding works ***

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