We booked the library tour. Only short but informative and well worth doing. We went on a quiet day and had to book and go back later so probably best to book ahead
About Bodleian Library
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In Oxford, there are number of libraries under the name of this. Many of them are open for 24 hours and entry is with Bodleian library card. Visitors can see it during day time. Tours are available at a price. Many events are held here...More
This University of Oxford library originates from the 14th C. but was officially established in 1602 and is located in the historical center of Oxford. It's the 2nd largest library in the UK w/ 12 million items and consists of five buildings with the Duke...More
The actual library is only accessible if you take the extended Bodleian Library tour. But for a few pounds you can get into the Divinity School which was the inspiration for the Harry Potter Infirmary! There are many different types of tours available, but sadly...More
I could have sat in the hall of divinity for hours staring at the ceiling. I loved that they limited the number of people in there so there was still a sense of peace about the place even though there people about. I didn't get...More
There are a number of tours available in Oxford but the ones run by the Bodleian are particularly recommended. We took the 1 hour tour and booked on line to avoid the queue. Our guide was informative and responsive to questions. You get to see...More
We had very limited time when we were there so we only had time to go in the Bodleian Library. If we went back, I would plan to start earlier.
We didn't have time to take the tour led by a guide, but were glad we spent the 45 minutes on the audio tour. You only go to one of the interior spaces, but the information was worth it!
We paid to go round the Bodleian when we had friends over and the weather was so wet, but we were really glad we did! It takes you into the beating heart of the university - its historic library and reading rooms. You see the...More