Public Opening Hours

General Public Access

Trinity College is an educational institution comprising 180 Fellows and nearly 1,000 students. The College welcomes visitors to Great Court and the Chapel for most of the year.

Please note that the College may be closed from time to time for special events.

Outside of closure periods, Great Court and the Chapel are open daily during the summer months, from 10am to 5pm, with last entry at 4.30pm.

Tickets, priced at £3 for adults, may be purchased from the visitors’ booth inside Great Gate. Cambridge residents may enter the areas open to the public without charge, on production of a resident’s photo-ID card issued by King’s College.

Alternatively, Great Court may be viewed from beneath Queen’s Gate, on Trinity Lane, from 10am to 5pm every day, free of charge.

Great Court is accessible (via a ramp) for visitors with disabilities. The cobbled areas can be avoided by using the flagged paths. There is a ramp to the Chapel. For more information please see the Disability Resource Centre.

Access to the Wren Library is from the Backs via Garrett Hostel Lane or Queen’s Road and the Avenue. There is no public access from Great Court.

Generally the Wren is open to the public from Monday to Friday between 12 and 2pm, and on Saturday mornings in Full Term from 10.30am until 12.30pm.

You are advised to check opening hours close to your planned visit by telephoning the Porters Lodge:  +44 (0)1223 338400


You are welcome to take photographs with hand-held cameras for personal use in public areas of the College, except the Wren Library. Those wishing to take photographs requiring tripods, or for commercial purposes, should apply in advance in writing to the Junior Bursar, Trinity College, Cambridge, CB2 1TQ or email

Prospective admissions candidates

If you are thinking of applying to Trinity, either as an undergraduate or postgraduate student, you are welcome to look round at any time, free of charge. Please explain to the Porters Lodge at Great Gate that you are a prospective applicant.


If you would like to visit Trinity with your students please contact the Admissions Office so a convenient time can be arranged. Trinity’s Access Officer is Terri-Leigh Riley. Please email and well before your proposed visit.

Trinity Alumni

Trinity alumni are welcome to visit the College without charge. Please bring your alumni card. To obtain an alumni card and for more information on members’ entitlements and services, please see Trinity Alumni.

Cambridge University Alumni

Alumni of other Cambridge colleges can visit Trinity free of charge during opening hours, with up to three guests. To do so, please bring your alumni ID.


Groups of up to eight people may visit the College. Groups of up to 20 may visit if the group is led by a Cambridge Blue Badge Guide or Cambridge Tourist Office Green Badge Guide.
Please note that to avoid disturbing members of College, the number and size of groups is controlled. Groups of more than 20 people will not normally be allowed entry. Organisers of groups must arrange their visit through the Cambridge Tourist Office in advance. Groups arriving without prior arrangement will not be permitted to enter.

Finding Trinity

Information about how to arrive at Trinity College by various methods of transport can be found on the Finding Trinity Page