Tour of Duke Humfrey's Library

3 April 2016 10 April 2016

Venue:

Bodleian Library (Map)

Contact:

tours@bodleian.ox.ac.uk

Description

A guided visit of Duke Humfrey's Library - a magnificent medieval library, still in use today, where generations of famous scholars have studied through the ages. Built to accommodate hundreds of manuscripts donated by Humfrey, Duke of Gloucester, and opened in 1488, it was then refurbished by Sir Thomas Bodley in 1598.

These visits take place throughout the Oxford Literary Festival and replace the Bodleian's regular tour schedule.

Duke Humfrey's visits last 30 minutes and include numerous steps and stairs, and we regret no lift is available. Please go to the Great Gate ticket office on Catte Street approximately 10 minutes before your visit is due to start.

For more information on the Oxford Literary Festival, please visit oxfordliteraryfestival.org.

Booking

Weekend schedule and bookings (3 and 9-10 April)

All tickets for weekend Duke Humfrey's Library visits must be purchased on the day from the Bodleian Libraries' Great Gate ticket office on Catte Street.

Visits take place at the following times:

10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:00, 12:30, 13:00, 13:30, 14:00, 14:30, 15:00, 15:30, 16:00, 16:30

Monday-Friday schedule and bookings (4-8 April)

Weekday tickets can be purchased from either the Bodleian Libraries or the Oxford Literary Festival as follows:

10:30 - Oxford Literary Festival: online in advance | Bodleian Libraries: ticket office on the day

11:00 - Bodleian Libraries: ticket office on the day

11:30 - Bodleian Libraries: ticket office on the day

12:00 - Bodleian Libraries: ticket office on the day

12:30 - Bodleian Libraries website: online in advance

13:00 - Oxford Literary Festival: online in advance | Bodleian Libraries: ticket office on the day

13:30 - Bodleian Libraries website: online in advance

14:00 - Bodleian Libraries: ticket office on the day

14:30 - Bodleian Libraries: ticket office on the day

15:00 - Bodleian Libraries: ticket office on the day

15:30 - Bodleian Libraries: ticket office on the day

16:00 - Bodleian Libraries website: online in advance

16:30 - Oxford Literary Festival: online in advance | Bodleian Libraries: ticket office on the day

Please note that online booking for guided visits will close at noon on the previous working day. Any remaining tickets will be available from the ticket office on the day of the visit.

This event is listed under: Tours; Free events
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