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Address: Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
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+44 1865 287400
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09:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 09:00 - 22:00
Sat 10:00 - 16:00
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The Bodleian Library is a working library which forms part of the...

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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We're Harry Potter fans. So yeah, this worked for us. We once completely cheaped out on our wedding just so we could have 6 weeks in New Zealand to see all the Lord of the rings sets. We're that sad. Cya later.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We have just completed the extended tour of the Bodleian libraries and found it absolutely fascinating. You get access to places normally only for 'readers' and see some of the most ornate and beautiful stone and wooden decorations. The Radcliffe Camera is a work of art and the underground rooms are fascinating. The sense of history in some of the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The bodleian library was very interesting and I would do it again. The tour was very entertaining but we only stayed in the library for 10 minutes. It is a very beautiful building but we did stay in the hall for ages. Our tour guide was very talented and kept us all engaged. I just wish we got to see... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Took the Standard Guided Tour and had an excellent guide called John. What an amazing and historical place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I took a 30 minutes mini tour and it was great. The guide was interesting and informative. This is an amazing historical site that us worth a visit!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you visit Oxford without visiting 'The Bod', you have made an error. Turn around, go back and see this amazing collection of books, maps and other objects. Incredible.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We paid a pound each to go in. The library is beautiful, the ornate ceiling is mesmerizing.Well worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

The Bodleian Library is really beautiful, but to have access to the first floor and understand a little bit more about the history it should be better go for a guided tour (I think it was £ 8.00 for 1 hour visit).

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A wonderful place to study with very helpful staff. The lighting is good with comfortable seating. You need a readers card to use this library but the Bodleian is an excellent resource for all academic disciplines.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited this library as part of a tour. The ceiling is stunning. Well worth a visit. It was a very cold day temperature 0 so we did not stay very long.

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