Group tours

Book your group visit

Whether you’re looking for a quick visit or to make a day of it, we have offers to suit your group.

  • We offer winter discounts for all group library tour bookings (1 November – 31 January).
  • We have suggested itineraries to help plan your day in Oxford.
  • All group bookings must be made at least 14 days in advance.

Contact us to book your guided tour or any of our optional extras.

Summer 2024: After Hours tour

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Radcliffe Camera interior © Howard Stanbury

Enjoy summer evenings in style on our After Hours guided tour:

  • enjoy the medieval Duke Humfrey’s Library after readers have left
  • navigate the underground tunnels and reading rooms with your experienced guide
  • experience the stunning Radcliffe Camera, Oxford’s iconic landmark

   60 minutes
   14 people (max) per tour
   From £280 per tour

Available Tuesday – Thursday, 2 July – 12 September. Ages 11+

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The Official University of Oxford Tour

NEW FOR 2024

The Bodleian Libraries has partnered with the Oxford Guild of Tour Guides and an iconic Oxford college to offer you a one-of-a kind experience.

  • Go inside the Bodleian Library on a guided tour of the beautiful Divinity School and Duke Humfrey’s Library
  • Immerse yourself in Oxford's fascinating history with our expert green badge guides
  • Complete your experience with a tour of the stunning University of Oxford college, Christ Church.

Whether you are a Harry Potter fan, history enthusiast or want to experience as much of Oxford as you can, this tour is for you.

   3 hours
   13 people (max) per tour
   From £550 per tour

Available Monday – Friday, excluding July and August.

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More options for groups

Choose from any of the following for your group visit to the Bodleian Libraries. Get in touch and we'd be happy to help you plan your full itinerary.

30-minute library tour  Most popular!

This highly-requested tour offers you a great taster of the Bodleian Library's history. Discover the library's medieval origins in the Divinity School, and admire the magnificent Duke Humfrey’s Library.

   30 minutes
   Up to 13 people per tour
   From £110 per tour*

Available Monday – Friday. Age 11+.


City of Oxford walking tour

Enjoy a fun and engaging guided tour among Oxford’s most iconic buildings. Each historic street has its own story to tell, as we follow in the footsteps of famous authors, scientists, politicians and film stars.

   90–120 minutes
   Up to 19 people per tour
   From £160** per tour

Available daily. For all ages.

60-minute library tour

This tour offers you a more in-depth look inside the Bodleian Library. Along with the Divinity School and Duke Humfrey’s Library, you will also see Convocation House and Chancellor’s Court. These 17th-century rooms were designed to bring order to the University and its students.

   60 minutes
   Up to 13 people per tour
   From £165* per tour

Available Monday – Friday. Age 11+.

Literary Oxford walking tour

Oxford is a city steeped in storytelling. From English classics to contemporary writers, it has fired many imaginations and produced extraordinary characters, both real and fictional. Discover this city of books on our Literary Oxford tour, and uncover authors well-known and not so well-known. There are fascinating stories to be told.

   90–120 minutes
   Up to 19 people per tour
   From £160** per tour

Available daily. For all ages.

90-minute library tour

Our most in-depth tour includes access to the Radcliffe Camera. This beautiful domed building has become Oxford’s icon, and our library guided tours are the only way to go inside this exclusive reading room. You'll also see the Divinity School, Duke Humfrey’s Library, Convocation House and Chancellor’s Court.

   90 minutes
   Up to 13 people per tour
   From £228 per tour*

Available Wednesdays. Age 11+.

Children's Stories walking tour

Perfect for children, on this tour you'll be introduced to tales of fun and fantasy as you explore the winding streets of Oxford. A world of adventure awaits, with some of your favourite characters – and perhaps you’ll meet some new ones along the way!

   90 minutes
   Up to 15 people per tour (at least 2 adults)
   From £110 per tour

Available daily. Age 7+.

To discuss any of these options for your group:
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* We offer a winter discount if you book a group library tour for 1 November – 31 January.
** Price stated based on up to 10 people per group on the City of Oxford and Literary Oxford walking tours. Additional guests on tour are £18pp, up to a maximum of 9 additional guests.

Tour information


  • All group bookings must be made a minimum of 14 days in advance.
  • Tour routes may change, subject to availability.
  • During peak seasons we may restrict how many groups can book per day.
  • Please check our opening hours for information on closures.
  • We reserve the right to cancel any tour at short notice. In case of cancellation, any bookings will be refunded.
  • Visitors are asked to leave all bags in secure lockers for the duration of all Bodleian library tours.



  • Any group leaders must be included in the group numbers.
  • Larger groups will normally need to be divided if numbers exceed those stated above.
  • Tours can be delivered concurrently – please contact the Tours team to discuss arrangements.





Prices valid from 1 April 2024 – 31 March 2026

Tour Group rate Group rate with winter discount
30-minute library tour £110 £94
60-minute library tour £165 £140
90-minute library tour £228 £194


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  +44 (0)1865 287400

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