Best Free Things to Do in Cambridge

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Best Free Things to Do in Cambridge

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  • Jim B
    St. Neots, UK925 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This museum is well worth a visit. There is so much to see from different parts of the world and some items date back over the past 5000 years. It will take you hours to see every. There is also a decent cafe to go to after you have seen everything. This museum is free to go to. I wouldn’t mind coming back here again.
    Written 13 July 2024
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  • Philip P
    Herentals, Belgium1,420 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were so happy to just pass by when a group of graduates arrived. The mere respect for tradition is stunning. Beautiful buildings, of course, as well!
    Written 1 November 2022
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  • amelia b
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    My third visit here to this stunning place. There aren't many words that can sum up the place and the atmosphere. It's immaculate, calm, peaceful, tranquil, tasteful and respectful. The visitors centre is quiet, calm, thought provoking and informative. When I visited there the gardeners were out in the grounds attending to the immaculate surroundings. If you want a place to visit that's calm and reflective then please visit here. Never forget.
    Written 23 June 2024
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  • George R
    11 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    On the 29th of May my family and I visited the university museum of zoology. Having visited several museums this year in London and Cambridge this was by far my favourite. The museum was full of old bones, animal models and real pickled organisms! We spent around 1.5 hours exploring the exhibits and also paid a visit to the whale cafe which was a really good quality. The food was a little expensive but it was a nice experience. I highly recommend a visit and it is suitable for all ages
    Written 29 May 2024
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  • Drew H
    25 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We got tickets on the final slot of the day at 4pm and it was an ideal, calm end to a busy day surrounded by masses of other tourists.
    Written 6 July 2024
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  • Michael M
    Ipswich, UK690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth a walk round, plenty of food vendors products looked really nice but every thing was a bit pricey. Everything a market should have fruit and veg, books, clothing, craft stalls, sweets and typically Cambridge, cycle repairs.
    Only negative is the square seems to be surrounded by Big Issue sellers.
    Written 22 December 2023
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  • CheshireGraham
    Hook, UK78 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic small museum with many original artefacts and good information boards.
    A short walk from the City Centre.
    Free entry!
    Written 17 July 2024
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  • Wayne K
    Hamilton, New Zealand1,324 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Nice wee village where the church from the TV series Granchester is located. A lovely old village church it is.

    The village carpark on the edge of the village wanted €5 for the day to park in a field. No thanks for 45 minutes for the church Andra cup of coffee.
    Written 25 May 2024
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  • Sally G
    142 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were going to try to do a walk along the backs but at the last minute decided to take one of the guided punt trips instead; and I'm very glad we did. The local guide was very knowledgeable and we definitely saw and learnt alot more than we would have done on the limited accessible footpaths. As it was a freezing November morning the river was not busy but the blankets provided kept us warm. Would recommend.
    Written 12 December 2023
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  • Phoebe F
    5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The visit to Sedgwick museum of Earth sciences was fascinating! The layout is very well designed, with the gradual change in times in history increasing with the walk throughout the museum! It really captures the walk through evolution. I enjoyed seeing all the models and real bones of the different organisms. A lot can be learnt from the experience; Evolution, Dinosaurs, Fossils, Geology and more. There are around 2 million specimens from around the world that covers 4.5 billion years of the Earths history. It was a fantastic experience and I would definitely recommend to people of all ages interested in evolution!
    Written 28 May 2024
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  • Nick G
    Maldon, UK385 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Plenty of exhibits, especially the various artificers from many cultures around the world. The local archeological finds are interesting. Free to enter.
    Written 8 May 2024
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  • Mike
    Glossop, UK1,230 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting structure but it’s within the college’s grounds and could only be viewed from a distance by standing on the road bridge.
    Written 2 March 2024
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  • Sanka1 🇱🇰🇬🇧
    Bicester, UK5,865 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Corpus Clock is one of the most striking public monuments in Cambridge. It is a unique and strange looking sculptural clock mounted at street level at Corpus Christi College. As it's at street level and on a busy junction, taking photos is not very easy with people walking across and there's always a gathering of people there who come to see it. Highly recommend visiting while on tour in Cambridge.
    Written 20 August 2023
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  • Braindamagedbaron
    Newark-on-Trent, UK1,081 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Excellent shopping centre in a beautiful city. The park and ride facility makes it extraordinarily easy to get to and the selection of shops available to peruse is second to none in Cambridge.
    As shopping experiences go, if that's your thing, this is for you.
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • cgoh
    Singapore, Singapore16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pembroke College must be one of the most underrated Cambridge colleges out there. Most of the time, admission is free to visitors unlike the big, famous colleges, unless it’s during exam season or a special event. It has peaceful and beautiful grounds, and a very beautiful library and chapel. Reportedly, its weekend brunches (and food overall) are some of the best amongst the Cambridge colleges. A friendly, inviting, and often overlooked place - don’t miss it when you visit Cambridge.
    Written 27 March 2024
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