Clare College Cambridge

Visiting Clare College

Visitors are welcome at Clare College. We provide access to as much of it as we can, as often as we can, whilst continuing to be a living and working institution. The traditional instructions on the gate outline the College's expectations: "No cycles, dogs, radios or picnics" (guide dogs are permitted). Visitors should remember that they are guests surrounded by people working in a wide variety of roles. In common with most Cambridge and Oxford Colleges, walking on the lawns in the court is not permitted, and you may not smoke on College property. Instructions from College Staff and the signs indicating access restrictions must be respected. The Chapel and the Hall are open to visitors most days.

During the summer, there is an access charge of £5.00 per person; children under ten and prospective students are free. CAMCard holders are also free and may bring two guests.

Prospective students are welcome to visit the College without charge. Information about admissions is available on the College website and from the Admissions Office, which is open weekdays from 9.00am to 5.00pm, or can be contacted by email [admissions@clare.cam.ac.uk]. The College also runs Open Days and schools are welcome to arrange visits - please contact our Schools Liaison Officers.

Group visits should be arranged in advance - contact the Head Porter on 01223 333200 or by email [head-porter@clare.cam.ac.uk].

Photography: visitors may use hand-held cameras; all other photography and all commercial photography requires prior written permission from the College Bursar, which can be sought through the Head Porter (01223 333200; or by email [head-porter@clare.cam.ac.uk]).

Health & Safety

The College endeavours to provide a safe environment for visitors, but it is an historic building and some areas are uneven. Please take responsibility for your own health and safety and look out for possible hazards. Please enquire at the Porters’ Lodge (Tel: 01223 333200 or by email [porters@clare.cam.ac.uk]) about access for wheelchairs or pushchairs.