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The College, including The Wren Library, will be closed to all visitors (including readers) from Monday 16 March 2020 until further notice.

General Public Access (ditto Cambridge University Alumni)

Trinity College is an educational institution comprising more than 1,000 students and 180 Fellows. The grounds are private property. The College Gardens (“The Backs”) are normally open to the public between 9am and 5.30pm but may be closed for special events. Bicycles and dogs are not allowed, nor is walking on the grass. The College welcomes visitors to the Chapel for services for most of the year.


The Wren Library is normally 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. However, the Library is currently closed to visitors. Information about the Wren Library reopening will be available here in due course.

Access to the Wren Library is from the Backs via Garrett Hostel Lane or Queen’s Road and the Avenue.

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  view the Wren Library virtual tour to take a look at the amazing features of the library’s building.

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 at [email protected]. You can also find out more information about Trinity’s widening participation work with UK state schools online.

Cambridge University Alumni

Alumni of Trinity or 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 (CamCard).


Anyone 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].

Finding Trinity

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

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