Looking to book a tour for a group? Visit our Group tours page.

Guided tours

A regular programme of guided tours of the Old Bodleian Library allows visitors to see inside its historic rooms including the 15th-century Divinity School, medieval Duke Humfrey's Library, and the impressive Radcliffe Camera.

Self-guided visits

Guided tours - please note

  • Guided tours are in English
  • All tours include a number of stairs and some walking
  • It is advisable for groups to book in advance
  • The routes and times of tours may change - check with staff
  • Only children 11 years and over are admitted on guided tours into the library
  • Visitors are asked to leave all bags, including ladies handbags, in secure lockers for the duration of all Bodleian Library tours
  • Advance booking online is subject to a £1 booking fee per transaction
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