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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

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 6 days 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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 1 week 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
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bodleian Library is definitely worth visiting if you are in Oxford. We went on a guided tour with Martina who was absolutely lovely. The library is simply breathtaking and you get to learn a lot of interesting facts.

Thank Mutzi89
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great architecture and ambience. All historic sites are close to each other and it is very pleasant walk in Oxford centre.

Thank Piret S
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Nate P
21 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.
5 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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