Clare College Cambridge

Visiting Clare College


Unfortunately due to building works associated with the renovation of Old Court, Clare College and the College gardens will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future. These building works are important to preserve Clare College for future generations.

Prospective students are welcome to visit the College. If you come to the porters lodge, the duty porter will let you into the college.   

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 []. The College also runs Open Days and schools are welcome to arrange visits - please contact our Schools Liaison Officers.

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 []).

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 []) about access for wheelchairs or pushchairs.