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Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 287400
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Description: 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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Beautiful ceiling, impressive library

We've vistited both the Bodleian library and the Weston Library. The academic grandeur and the exposition of the collection was impressive.

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We've vistited both the Bodleian library and the Weston Library. The academic grandeur and the exposition of the collection was impressive.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

We did the standard tour for 7 pounds. We arrived shortly after they opened and many times were already booked so reserved our slot to come back later. I felt it was good value and informative. I loved the library and didn't feel rushed like those on the mini tours.

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Shepton Mallet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

Took the one hour tour for seven pounds and it was truly wonderful. Our guide was charming and hughly informative. The library irself is a repository of all that is good in the world, and stunningly beautiful. Do yourself a favour and go.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

Two weeks on the road and it comes down to these 30 minutes spent in this library as the best of the trip. I have to say this was a grand highlight. The 30 minute tour was all we had time for since they were getting ready to close...BUT it was enough to make me want to go back for... More 

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

We booked a 10.30 "headset tour". There were only 4 others on the tour so we didn't have to worry about large groups, which were appearing as we left. Bags and cameras are not allowed into the library. Bags are placed in a secure locker. The headsets mean you can listen and stroll away from the group, without missing out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The courtyard to this building is full of history but nothing prepares you for the building its self the ceiling alone I could look at for hours and then spend the rest of my life looking at the books. Great place to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

What a wonderful afternoon we had here and learnt so much about the library, the university and of course Harry Potter. The building is simply stunning. Absolutely a must for Oxford visitors (even Alumni!).

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

There sis the old and there is the new. The new is spectacular, but it is very modern and Oxford is appealing for its antiquity and old world charm. The old is like nothing else. Impressive! The library does not have wifi for anyone other than students but the bookstore next door is happy to let you on if you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

What a lovely building and what a place to visit. The decoration of the room is amazing and you can spend a while just looking at the different pieces of handcraft that were produced and put on the walls & ceiling. I pull my hat to this beauty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

The Bodleian Library is the library to visit in England if not the world. It has fascinating books, beautiful architecture and is lovely an quiet unlike some libraries. We had a super time but while the staff were very helpful they were not particularly friendly or inviting to us even though we're both academic doctors. Still, it can't be all... More 

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Additional Information about Bodleian Library

Address: Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 287400
Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Oxford
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

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