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Guided Walk/Tour


Guided Walk/Tour

Guided Walk/Tour

Duke Humfrey's Library

Duke Humfrey's Library

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Divinity School

Divinity School

Greg Smolonsky, copyright Bodleian Libraries, University of Oxford
Guided Walk/Tour

Guided Walk/Tour



Self-guided audio guides are available in English, French and German. Audio tours do not include visits to the reading rooms, but do include access to the magnificent Divinity School and allow you to explore the external quadrangles.

Daily mini tours (30 min) and standard walk-in tours (60 min) are led by a qualified Bodleian guide. All guided tours include a visit to Duke Humfrey's Library.

Extended walk-in tours (90 minutes) run on most Wednesdays and at most weekends. Extended tours include a visit to the architectural icon of Oxford, the Radcliffe Camera: the first rotunda library built in Britain.
Please note that because the Bodleian is a working library, the content of tours may alter and certain of the areas listed above may be omitted.
To avoid disappointment, we encourage you to book extended tours in advance.

For further details see

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Gift shopRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostAccepts groupsFacilities for corporate hospitality

Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Smoking not allowed

Disabled access via ramps, on ground floor only.


See website for opening times, tour times and ticket prices.



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Map reference: SP 515064  Lat: 51.75393 Long: -1.25531

Road Nearest major road is A34. Alternatively A40.

Public Transport Nearest station is Oxford. West from station via Parkend Street, George Street, Broad Street and Cattle Street.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Oxford station


  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)Dogs not accepted (except guidedogs)
  • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed

Disabled access via ramps, on ground floor only.