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 Extended Tours and certain Standard Tours and Mini 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 two weeks in advance) for the extended tours and for certain standard tours and mini tours by visiting the online store:

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

Group visits

Group visits must be booked in advance.

For a unique and memorable gift, why not send someone on a tour? Extended tour vouchers are available to purchase from the ticket office onsite or by calling the Tours Coordinator.

Please note: we cannot take advance group bookings on Sundays, June to September inclusive, and for the months of July or August. We apologise for the inconvenience.

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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