If you have any questions about the Library’s rare books and manuscript collections please email: [email protected]
If you have any questions about the College archive or modern manuscript collections please email: [email protected]
You can still view the Wren Library virtual tour to take a look at the amazing features of the library’s building, and learn about what happens in the Library when it is open to the public.
General Public Access
Trinity College is an educational institution comprising 180 Fellows and more than 1,000 students. The College welcomes visitors to Great Court and the Chapel for most of the year.
Outside of closure periods, Great Court and the Chapel are open daily, 10am-4.30pm until 29 October when the College will close at 3.30pm. Tickets can 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, 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 to the Wren 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 [email protected].
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 Schools Liaison Office so that a convenient time can be arranged. Trinity’s Schools Liaison Officers are Ellie Wood and Terri-Leigh Riley, who can be contacted at [email protected]. You can also find out more information about Trinity’s widening participation work with UK state schools online
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.
Information about how to arrive at Trinity College by various methods of transport can be found on the Finding Trinity Page