The University of Cambridge, located in Cambridge, England, was founded in 1209 and is the second oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a public research university consisting of 31 constituent colleges and over 100 academic departments organized into six schools. Many of the buildings that the university occupies throughout town are of historical importance. There are eight museums operated by the museum which explore arts, culture, and science, as well as a botanical garden. The university libraries contain around 15 million books.
Throughout history, the University of Cambridge has educated many well known scientists, mathematicians, authors, actors, musicians, athletes and more. Names include Sir Isaac Newton, Charles Darwin, Stephen Hawking, Jane Goodall, Christopher Marlowe, John Milton, Hugh Laurie, John Cleese, Eric Idle, and many more. The university has also been featured in many works of literature and film. Wandering through the grounds and buildings of one of the most famous universities in the world will give you a glimpse into a rich cultural heritage and take you back in time through centuries of history.
The University of Cambridge is located in the town of Cambridge, 63 miles from London. It can be reached using route M11 or by train from the King's Cross station. Check with specific museums and libraries for opening hours and fees. Certain colleges charge a fee for tours.