Tour tickets & booking

We are open to visitors seven days a week, on most days of the year. See our opening times.


Purchase tickets in person

Tickets for individual tours are sold on a first come, first served basis, and they can sell out. Tickets for all 90 Minute Tours and certain 60 Minute Tours and 30 Minute Tours are available from two weeks before the tour, and all tickets are available (subject to availability) on the day. The ticket office opens at 9am Monday to Saturday, and 11am on Sunday. It is situated at the Great Gate to the Bodleian Library, on Catte Street.

Purchase tickets online

Individual visitors may make an advance booking (up to 2 weeks in advance) for all 90 Minute Tours and for certain 60 Minute Tours and 30 Minute Tours by visiting the online store:

Each online transaction is subject to a £1 booking fee.

Gift Vouchers

For a unique and memorable gift, why not send someone on a tour? Extended tour vouchers are available to purchase online via our online store under the appropriate tour type. 

Group visits

Group visits must be booked in advance.

To make a reservation for your group visit, or for further information, contact the Tours Coordinator on:

Tel: +44 (0)1865 287400 
Fax: +44 (0)1865 277218

We are able to take children aged 11 and over into the working areas of the Library on these tours. We regret that guided tours are not recommended for young children. Children aged 11 - 16 must be accompanied on tours by a responsible adult.

We regret we do not offer concessionary ticket prices.

To view our refund policy, please click here.

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