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Bodleian Library

Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
+44 1865 287400
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The Bodleian Library is a working library which forms part of the University of Oxford. It is housed in a remarkable group of buildings which forms the historic heart of the University, and you can explore the quadrangles of these magnificent structures at no charge. Different ticket options allow you to visit the interior of some of the buildings, such as the University’s oldest teaching and examination room, The Divinity School (built 1427-88). Here you will discover more of the University’s fascinating history. Our guided tours go behind the scenes in the Library, including its oldest research library, dating from 1602-20.
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Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
+44 1865 287400
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We paid £6 each for a tour of the library led by Cille, an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide. You assemble in the school of divinity which was housed in a beautiful gothic hall with gorgeous fan vaulting, you stay here to learn some of the...More

Thank sjhHove
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The library is must visit for anyone who visits Oxford. It's such a beautiful place filled with rich history and artisanal architectural designs. Got a guided tour to the library where the guide gave such an exhilarating narrative of the history and stories behind this...More

Thank Bingercat
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Came here as part of a university walking tour & it was well worth it. We were given great range of fascinating historical facts. It's a beautiful building.

Thank CoventryFlower
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a book-lover this is a must. Our guide was excellent, very knowledgeable, enthusiastic about the venue and entertaining. To see the reading room is a fantastic experience. Well worth also going across the road to the New Bodleian to see the "Treasures...More

Thank gill409
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A stunning library dripping with history with stunning collections and a stunning courtyard. Truly a magical place and it is interesting to note all of the famous people who graced its hallowed halls

Thank Sara H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Did not have time to take a tour, wish I had seen more, this is a fantastic building and the shop has some lovely stuff

Thank Albanach
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got here through the Oxford walking tour. Pretty amazing building and architecture - the best part is, it is still in use. This is the set used to shoot the hospital wing in the Harry Potter movie series.

Thank Lynn Z
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If in Oxford, this is one of the must see buildings. Consider taking a tour of it - its well worth a visit.

Thank Avidesh S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Bodleian Library while a marvel on the outside with its round shape is even more fascinating in the inside. Take time to walk around early in the day when it is less busy with tours.

Thank Eileen113
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must if you visit Oxford History of library and tours are excellent View old Duke Humphries library used as a film shoot in Harry Potter films

Thank Celia W
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Nate P
22 August 2016|
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Response from Hlamme | Reviewed this property |
I think it's open every day except Christmas. A lot of filming and other events go on there though, so ot's probably best to ring them and check.
6 June 2016|
Response from David W |
There are exhibitions of Bodleian treasures in the Weston Library.
15 March 2016|
Response from NL_Frank |
In Divinity School (hospital in Harry Potter 1 and 2) making pictures is allowed. No pictures are allowed to be taken in the library.
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