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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

Went there in october no ques and waiting time. There'sa choice in which you want to use guide tours. Visitng divinity room only cost just a pound.

Thank OffringaRichard
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have visited the Bodleian many times over the years and it never fails to surprise and delight me. I adore the smell of the old books in the reading room; I find myself marvelling at the beauty of the ceiling of the Divinity School;...More

Thank Gina S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So much history packed into one place, a guided tour, whether it's short or long is well worth your time

Thank BaintonBikes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to.visit; to be honest we wouldn't have come here ourselves but the walking tour brought us here.. a beautiful building... the inner roof (ceiling) was wonderful to.see.

Thank donnie1965
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the most beautiful and inspiring library and definitely the top attraction to visit in Oxford. I did the extended tour which I highly recommend. The tour guide was excellent and the history of the Bodleian fascinating. Lots of walking and stairs so not...More

Thank rossigirl
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an amazing place, the Library is amazing, the books are so old it's just an amazing place to visit. I recommend the guided tour we had a really good Italian woman guide, she was really interesting I recommend this guided tour the place is...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a fantastic visiting the Library.We took the 1 hour tour,ticket £8 . The guide was very good, he explained it all, giving all links with other countries, languages, contemporary writers. I would highly recommend a visit!!!

Thank 562ils
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

During our walking trip all over Oxford, we stopped here for photos. As an American visiting , the buildings of the Oxford University "campus" are amazing. The staff here answered all my questions about the library and how it connected to the univers it. Loads...More

Thank PepperJack14
Reviewed 1 week ago

A majestic building which is still a working library and silence really meant silence. Lots of different things to look at.

Thank oksana445
Reviewed 1 week ago

The new entrance area at the New Bod is stunning and there are some superb exhibits as well as a nice acfe and shop. The old libraries are lovely too

Thank 490theos
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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.
16 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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