There are a wide range of recreational facilities available to University employees including a large number of eating facilities, sports centers, social club and attractions such as the University Botanic Gardens, University Museums and the University library.
If you are a member of a College then you may be able to use their dining facilities.
Other University cafés/eateries
Sports and leisure
For information on the amenities available to you, visit the Sport website.
CAMbens Gym is a salary exchange scheme that enables employees to obtain membership at the new state-of-the-art Cambridge Sports Centre situated at West Cambridge with reduced rates and potential tax savings.
University social club
Membership to the University Social Club is free to all members of Assistant staff. The club is in Mill Lane and is open Monday to Friday, lunchtimes 12–2.30 and evenings 5–10.30 (11 on Fridays).
Local University Attractions
The University Botanic Garden provides for teaching and research. It has an area of about 40 acres, and contains a large collection of plants of international importance.
For what's on and booking details, visit the ADC Theatre website.
You are entitled to visit the University's seven museums. Each contains widely differing collections. These include:
- Fitzwilliam Museum, Trumpington Street
- The Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Downing Street
- The Museum of Classical Archaeology, Sidgwick Avenue
- Whipple Museum of the History of Science, Free School Lane
- The Sedgwick Museum of Earth Sciences, Downing Site
- Museum of Zoology, New Museums Site
- Kettle's Yard, Castle Street
- Scott Polar Research Institute, Lensfield Road
Full details are available on the museums and collections web pages.
All members of the University of Cambridge are welcome to use the Library. For information on what is available to you please refer to the University Library's website.
Entry to Colleges (and Kings College Chapel)
Access to the Colleges and Kings College Chapel can be gained on presentation of your University Card. University staff are permitted to be accompanied by two guests.
For further information about some of the main Cambridge amenities and organisations please visit the Visit Cambridge website.