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Cambridge Science Tour

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Destination: United Kingdom, England, Cambridge

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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Cambridge
  • E-Voucher
  • Lowest Price
  • Not-Cancellable


Discover the impressive history of science at Cambridge University. Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Alan Turing and Stephen Hawking – these are just some of the scientists that have lived and studied at Cambridge. This walking tour will explore their stories, their scientific discoveries and their time here in Cambridge. See the site where the atom was split for the first time, the pub where the discovery of the structure of DNA was announced as well as many university colleges where great scientists lived and studied. All our tour guides are based at Cambridge University. Our tours are restricted to a maximum of 12 people so small groups are guaranteed. We can also offer private tours, please see our website or email us for more details.

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Gonville and Caius College, Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TA England

We begin our tour with Stephen Hawking. Outside the college where he was employed, we discuss his life and time here in Cambridge.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Corpus Clock, 58 Trumpington St Corpus Christi College, Cambridge CB2 1RH England

Learn about the mechanics of the hypnotic Corpus Clock and the strange creature which eats it.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: The Eagle, Cambridge CB2 3QN, UK

Discover the story of Rosalind Franklin and the controversy around the discovery of the structure of DNA at the site where Crick & Watson announced they had found the 'secret of life'.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: West Hub, Cambridge CB3 0FZ, UK

Hear about the lab group which has almost thirty Nobel Prize winners to its name at the site where some of the greatest scientific discoveries of the last one hundred and fifty years have occurred. Including James Clerk Maxwell, Ernest Rutherford and Dorothy Hodgkin.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Peterhouse, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1RD England

Discover the famous alumni and scientists of Peterhouse - the oldest college in Cambridge.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mathematical Bridge, Queens' College, Cambridge CB3 9ET England

Learn about and see an incredible feat of engineering at the Mathematical Bridge.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Darwin College, Silver Street, Cambridge CB3 9EU England

Learn about the life of Charles Darwin and his time here in Cambridge at the college where his son and grandchildren once lived.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: King's College, King's Parade, Cambridge CB2 1ST England

Overlooking King's from the Backs, discover the incredible and tragic story of the code-breaker and father of computer science Alan Turing.

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: The Backs, Queens' Road, Cambridge CB3 9AH England

We stroll along the idyllic Backs towards the other side of the river and the centre of town.

Stop At: St. John's College, St. John's St., Cambridge CB2 1TP England

At one of the most famous colleges in Cambridge, hear about the famous scientists and alumni of St John's including Paul Dirac.

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Trinity College, 31 Trinity Street, Cambridge CB2 1TB England

The college with the most Nobel Prize winners and the college of Isaac Newton, we finish our tour with the breathtaking history of science at Trinity College - right next to Newton's 'apple tree'.

Duration: 10 minutes

  • Cambridge University Student Guide

  • Entry / Admission to Colleges
  • Entry to research facilities / departments
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Departure Point

Great St Mary's, The University Church, Senate House Hill, Cambridge CB2 3PQ, UK

Return Details

Trinity College, Cambridge CB2 1TQ, UK

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You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


1 hour 30 minutes

User's Reviews


26 Nov, 2023

I really enjoyed the science tour. Rowena was an excellent and friendly guide, who provided an informative insight into Cambridge’s science history. From the Corpus clock to the Mathematical Bridge, including figures like Isaac Newton and Alan Turing, this was a great overview of the city so well known for its science legacy.


25 Nov, 2023

I went on the Science tour and it was amazing. Lots of interesting stories with a great guide. Could not recommend it more. Thank you to the lovely tour guide!


08 Nov, 2023

What a wonderful way to take in all the sights of Cambridge steeped in the history of science! Rowena is a knowledgeable and friendly guide, and a great storyteller with deep knowledge of the history of Cambridge's colleges as well as the many famous scientists (and more) and their world-changing work at the university. It was a particular delight to learn about all these from a fellow academic. The definite highlight of my visit to Cambridge, and I would strongly recommend this to anyone interested in history, science, and the history of science!


08 Oct, 2023

Rowena was fun and very knowledgeable She was able to cover all the regular sit a and history but her knowledge of the Science achievements was amazing. would definitely recommend her


04 Oct, 2023

The tour was very informative. A competent student of history of science led us to the most important places of well known scientist of Cambridge University. Funny fact and insides included, we got to know the structure of working of this university. Such a summery of the most important places we couldn't have managed on our own. So thank you and thumb up for this specialized tour, which differs perfectly from other offers. Maren and Lothar from Germany

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Fantastic tour


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