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Address: Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
Phone Number: +44 1865 287400
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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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Some of the most beautiful rooms you will see anywhere, with an amazing history. You have to take the one-hour guided tour to see anything significant but it is well worth it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

Some of the most beautiful rooms you will see anywhere, with an amazing history. You have to take the one-hour guided tour to see anything significant but it is well worth it. Only sorry photography was not allowed in the most interesting space, the main library at top level, a fabulous piece of history. But the room where Charles I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

new weston library across street has 3 exhibition rooms and cafe; suggest audio tour for two and half pounds; also gets you entry into divinity school in old library [used to film infirmary in harry potter movies]; fantastic ceiling and light airy space with huge windows

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Take the 90 minute tour to see inside Duke Humphrey's library and the Radcliffe Camera for the best experience.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We took the Hour guided tour which was entertaining & informative. The Divinity School is beautiful, & Duke Humfrey's Library fascinating

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

There is a charge for the tour of the Bodleian Library but it's worth every bit. To see the magnificent ceiling of Divinty School, Convocation hall & the old University court. Nothing can prepare you for Duke Humfrey's library, the timbers, decorated ceiling. Photographs do not do it justice! Depending on your booking you visit the underground book store by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

An enjoyable 90 minute guided tour with a small group. Guide was pretty good if a bit patronising. Not everything she came out with was strictly accurate, bit subjective. Comes with the terrority. You do get the chance to stand in a medieval library though, not something you do every day! And not everything revolves around Harry bl---y Potter! Passing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I love to look at Calligraphy and illuminated manuscripts which is why we took a trip to the library. The 'Marks of Genius' exhibition was amazing. It is so lovely to see the books on display and not kept hidden away. Some of the manuscripts are centuries old and show a glimpse of our past. Check the opening times as... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

90 minute tour of Bodleian, very knowledgeable guide well worth the time and money. Starts early at 9.15 so you get to visit most areas when they are still quiet, the divinity school is worth the price alone, the most incredible stonework!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited here mainly to see the Divinity school due to the fact that it was part of the Harry Potter set (the hospital wing). At only £1 entry we thought this was a bargain. It was literally just a room so if the Harry Potter saga isn't of interest it may not be as exciting for you! The library... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We visited this library and they had an exhibit named the Marks of Genius. Some very old manuscripts and books were on display. A very interesting little stop!

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