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Colleges & Corpses Tour








Cambridge, home to Body-snatchers, burials, burnings &... England's first Vampire?


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Colleges & Corpses Tour

'Colleges & Corpses', Cambridge's only theatrical tour is available to book for private tours all year long and 7 days a week, subject to availabilty. The start time is from 4pm onwards, but we recommend a start time of 7 or 7.30pm.


The tour lasts 1 hour and 45 minutes.


This tour is only available for groups of 10 people up to 40 people. Smaller groups should do our Haunted Cambridge or Wickedness & Witchcraft Tour instead.

Groups of above 40 may be lucky enough to encounter Elias Lucas... ask for details...


We recommend this tour for;

School or Student Groups

Birthday Parties

Large Family Gatherings

Hen Nights

English as Foreign Language Groups

Fans of Horrible Histories and Blackadder

People looking for a interactive, humour filled tour

People who love storytelling and live theatre

People who love all the gory stuff...


We don't recommend this tour for;

People who don't want to interact

People who don't have a dark sense of humour

Groups who have an English level of below intermediate

People who don't get that this is a 'theatrical' tour!


Tour Cost



The Colleges & Corpses Tour is suitable for Wheelchair or mobility scooter users.


Tours go ahead rain or shine - so come prepared for the weather, and perhaps a sudden drop in temperature!


You are very welcome to bring Dogs on the tour - Miss Mary Reeder loves them!


Tours are outside, and you will need to walk and stand for the length of the tour.


The Colleges & Corpses tour is led by a Costumed Actor in Character and is suitable for all ages, as long as they don't mind some creepy stories...


Although this our theatrical tour - Please note on this Tour there is no-one jumping out at you with a rubber mask and fake chainsaw. If you want that experience -  you must seek a Horror Maze or Scare House. We have worked in these sort of attractions as Scare Actors and our tour is a very different experience. We are happy to recommend some cracking Scare Attractions however!

Mysteries, Murder, Colleges & Corpses - the terrible tales of Cambridge!


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Do you want to discover the darkest, most twisted tales of Cambridge? All the stories of the Dead and Undead of the City? Who better to spin those yarns then our very own Cambridge Victorian murderess - Miss Mary Reader. She will take you on a tour, dressed in her Victorian finery, of Cambridge's creepiest Colleges and eeriest alleyways to tell you the stories of Body-snatchers, Burnings & Burials. You'll see the Hangman's house, discover Cambridge's answer to Jack the Ripper - and even ponder your own death...


Find out about Cambridge's very own Vampire, who Mary I burnt in the Market Square and if you can communicate with animal spirits. Mary grew up with the stories and legends of the Fenland countryside, but is a real expert in the hangings of Cambridge - she'll explain why!


This tour contains all the most horrible history of Cambridge that we can cram in - guts, gore and ghouls - told in a theatrical way by our very own Victorian master story-teller.

Miss Mary Reader may even ask for your help... just don't mention her sister...



This is our THEATRICAL tour - Gothic costumes, tricks & audience participation! Lots of Gallows humour (literally). Think The London Dungeon meets Blackadder. This is the tour most suitable for children. No-one jumps out on this tour, a fact you'll be thankful for .... as you'll be standing on top of thousands of bodies...




10 people to 20 people - £110

21 people to 40 people - £160

Over 40 people - with Elias Lucas - £250


(All prices are per tour, not per person)

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Discover what really lies beneath the streets...



& Mary Reader's dark secrets...