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Glasshouses at the CU Botanic Gardens

Open Cambridge will take from 6-13 September 2024 and is a celebration of our community, the heritage, history and stories of Cambridge and the surrounding area. It provides an inclusive platform to showcase extraordinary spaces, places and people. Taking place over ten days, Open Cambridge aims to bring together the Cambridge community to celebrate, discover and explore across the city.


Part of the national Heritage Open Days scheme, Open Cambridge is designed to offer special access to places that are normally closed to the public or charge admission. The initiative provides an annual opportunity for people to discover the local history and heritage of their community.

Many of the Colleges and museums that feature in the programme allow public access throughout the year with a variety of opening hours and charges.

If you would like to be added to our mailing list to receive updates and information about the festivals please email And follow us on twitter @OpenCambridgeUK.

For more information about the Heritage Open Days project please visit:

Open Cambridge is co-ordinated by the Public Engagement team at the University of Cambridge, which works across the University and Colleges to support public research discussion and community outreach work.