A view of Trinity College from Parks Road through the iron entrance gates
A view of Trinity College from Parks Road through the iron entrance gates
Credit: Greg Smolonski. This image comes from Oxford University Images

Visiting the colleges

Here you will find information on opening times and admission charges, where these apply, for the colleges and permanent private halls of Oxford University, and links to their individual websites.

All Souls College

 
  • Location: High Street
  • Tel: 01865 279379
  • Open: Mon-Fri 14.00-16.00, closed in August, at Easter, and from 22 Dec to 3 Jan.
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Maximum group size of 6
  • WebsiteAll Souls College
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Balliol College

  • Location: Broad Street
  • Tel: 01865 277777
  • Open: Usually open 10.00-17.00 or dusk (whichever is earlier)
  • Charge: Adults from £2, concessions and students from £1
  • Website: Balliol College

Brasenose College

  • Location: Radcliffe Square
  • Tel: 01865 277830
  • Open: Daily 10.00-11.30 (groups only), Sat - Sun 9.30-11.00, 14.00-16.30 (17.00 in summer)
  • Charge: Individuals £2
  • Note: Groups must book in advance. Maximum group size of 40.
  • Website: Brasenose College
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Christ Church

  • Location: St Aldate's
  • Tel: 01865 286573; 01865 276492
  • Open: Daily except Christmas Day. Mon-Sat 10.00-16.30, Sun 14.00-16.30. Cathedral closes at 16.30. Please see the cathedral website for a schedule of daily services.
  • Charge: July-August £8.50, concessions £7; April-June £8 £6.50, concessions £5; September-March £7, concessions £5. Admittance is free for prospective applicants who are considering applying to Christ Church, with larger school groups admitted at the Custodian's discretion. Please identify yourself as a prospective applicant to the Custodian upon arrival.
  • Note: Large parties may be split. Advance booking for groups is recommended. Special "behind the scenes" tours are available if booked in advance. The visitor entrance to Christ Church (Meadow Gate) is accessed from St Aldate's through the Memorial Garden and Christ Church Meadow.
  • Website: Christ Church

Corpus Christi College

  • Location: Merton Street
  • Tel: 01865 276700
  • Open: 13.30-16.30
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Groups (maximum 20) must book in advance and be accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide
  • Website: Corpus Christi College
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Exeter College

  • Location: Turl Street
  • Tel: 01865 279600
  • Open: Daily 14.00-17.00
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Maximum 15 people in a group
  • Website: Exeter College
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Green Templeton College

  • Location: Woodstock Road
  • Tel: 01865 274770
  • Open: By appointment only
  • Note: Maximum 20 people in a group. Graduate college
  • Website: Green Templeton College
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Harris Manchester College

  • Location: Mansfield Road
  • Tel: 01865 271006
  • Open: Chapel only open Mon-Fri 10.00-17.30, Sat 9.00-12.00
  • Charge: Free, donations welcome
  • Note: Large parties must book in advance
  • Website: Harris Manchester College

Hertford College

  • Location: Catte Street
  • Tel: 01865 279400
  • Open: Daily 14.00-16.30
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Maximum 10 people in a group. Larger groups by advance booking only
  • Website: Hertford College
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Jesus College

  • Location: Turl Street
  • Tel: 01865 279700
  • Open: 14.00-16.30 daily
  • Charge: Adults £2, seniors and children over 5 £1
  • Note: Maximum 20 people in a group; groups must book in advance
  • Website: Jesus College
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Keble College

  • Location: Parks Road
  • Tel: 01865 272727
  • Open: Daily 14.00-17.00
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Guided tours and groups of 8 or more must pre book through the Porters Lodge
  • Website: Keble College

Kellogg College

  • Location: 60-62 Banbury Road
  • Tel: 01865 612000
  • Open: Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Graduate college committed to flexible learning
  • Website: Kellogg College
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Lady Margaret Hall

  • Location: Norham Gardens
  • Tel: 01865 274300
  • Open: Daily 10.00-17.00
  • Charge: Free
  • Website: Lady Margaret Hall

Linacre College

  • Location: St Cross Road
  • Tel: 01865 271650
  • Open: By appointment only
  • Note: Graduate college
  • Website: Linacre College

Lincoln College

  • Location: Turl Street
  • Tel: 01865 279800
  • Open: Mon-Fri 14.00-17.00, Sat-Sun 11.00-17.00
  • Charge: Free
  • Website: Lincoln College
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Magdalen College

  • Location: High Street
  • Tel: 01865 276000
  • Open: Oct-Jun 13.00-18.00 or dusk (whichever is earlier). Jul-Sep 12.00-19.00
  • Charge: Adults £5; concessions £4; family tickets (2 adults and 3 children) £14. Ticket price includes leaflet available in several languages. Free to Oxford residents, Bodleian and alumni card holders +1 guest. Jul-Sep 18.00 daily: guided tour of the college (c. 45 minutes), £6 per person
  • Note: Maximum 20 people in a group
  • Website: Magdalen College

Mansfield College

  • Location: Mansfield Road
  • Tel: 01865 270999
  • Open: Mon-Fri 9.00-17.00
  • Charge: Free
  • Website: Mansfield College

Merton College

  • Location: Merton Street
  • Tel: 01865 276310
  • Open: Mon-Fri 14.00-17.00 (or dusk if earlier), Sat-Sun 10.00-17.00 (or dusk if earlier)
  • Charge: Adults £3. Free to children. Free to University members and alumni (and up to three guests). Guided tours of college and medieval library £5 per person (summer only).
  • Note: Groups of more than 10 must book in advance
  • Website: Merton College
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New College

  • Location: Holywell Street/New College Lane
  • Tel: 01865 279555
  • Open: Easter-Oct 11.00-17.00 (via New College Lane gates); Oct-Easter 14.00-16.00 (via Holywell Street gates)
  • Charge: Adults £3, seniors, under 16s and full time students £2. Charges apply Easter-October only. Free to Oxford residents.
  • Note: Maximum 20 people in a group. Larger groups will need to split.
  • Website: New College

Nuffield College

  • Location: New Road
  • Tel: 01865 278500
  • Open: Daily 9.00-17.00
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Maximum six people in a group. Graduate college
  • Website: Nuffield College
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Oriel College

  • Location: Oriel Square
  • Tel: 01865 276555
  • Open: 14.00-17.00 or dusk (whichever is earlier). Closed in Trinity Term (summer term)
  • Charge: Adults £2; concessions £2. Guidebook available for £1.
  • Note: Maximum 12 people in a group
  • Website: Oriel College
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Pembroke College

  • Location: Pembroke Square, St Aldate's
  • Tel: 01865 276444
  • Note: Pembroke College is only open to prospective students, alumni, members of the University or those with a connection to the college.
  • Website: Pembroke College
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The Queen's College

  • Location: High Street
  • Tel: 01865 279120
  • Open: By appointment only
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Groups only; must be accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide booked through the Visitor Information Centre
  • Website: The Queen's College
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Somerville College

  • Location: Woodstock Road
  • Tel: 01865 270600
  • Open: Daily 14.00-16.30
  • Charge: Free, donations welcome
  • Note: Large groups must book in advance
  • Website: Somerville College

St Anne's College

  • Location: Woodstock Road
  • Tel: 01865 274800
  • Open: Daily 9.00-17.00
  • Charge: Free
  • Website: St Anne's College

St Antony's College

  • Location: Woodstock Road
  • Tel: 01865 284700
  • Open: By appointment only
  • Note: Graduate college
  • Website: St Antony's College

St Catherine's College

  • Location: Manor Road
  • Tel: 01865 271700
  • Open: Daily 9.00-17.00
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Advance booking is required for groups of ten or more
  • Website: St Catherine's College

St Cross College

  • Location: St Giles
  • Tel: 01865 278490
  • Open:  By appointment only
  • Note: Graduate college
  • Website: St Cross College

St Edmund Hall

  • Location: Queen's Lane
  • Tel: 01865 279000
  • Open: Daily 10.00-16.00
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Maximum 12 people in a group. Larger groups by appointment.
  • Website: St Edmund Hall

St Hilda's College

  • Location: Cowley Place
  • Tel: 01865 276884
  • Open: By appointment only
  • Charge: Free
  • Website: St Hilda's College

St Hugh's College

  • Location: St Margaret's Road
  • Tel: 01865 274965
  • Open: Please check in advance
  • Charge: Free, donations welcome
  • Note: We welcome visitors but kindly ask that you check in advance. Email hello@st-hughs.ox.ac.uk or telephone ahead.
  • WebsiteSt Hugh's College

St John's College

  • Location: St Giles'
  • Tel: 01865 277300
  • Open: 13.00-17.00 or dusk, whichever is earliest
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Maximum 14 people in a group, accompanied by a guide. Larger groups will be split into smaller ones.
  • Website: St John's College

St Peter's College

  • Location: New Inn Hall Street
  • Tel: 01865 278900
  • Open: 10.00-17.00
  • Charge: Free, donations welcome
  • Note: Booking is required for groups of five or more
  • Website: St Peter's College

St Stephen's House

  • Location: 16 Marston Street
  • Tel: 01865 613500
  • Open: 14.00-17.00 for church, cloisters and chapel
  • Charge: Free, donations welcome
  • Note: Contact the College Secretary for more information
  • WebsiteSt Stephen's House
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Trinity College

  • Location: Broad Street
  • Tel: 01865 279900
  • Open: Mon-Fri 09.00-12.15, 13.30-16.00. Sat-Sun (term time) 13.00-16.00. Sat-Sun (vacation) 09.30-16.00 or dusk (Spring and Summer only)
  • Charge: Adults £2; seniors, children £1 (includes booklet). No charge for group leaders/teachers accompanying school groups.
  • Note: Groups of more than 25 people must be accompanied by a tour guide
  • Website: Trinity College
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University College

  • Location: High Street
  • Tel: 01865 276602
  • Note: Entry for groups by prior arrangement with the Domestic Bursar. Entry for individuals and families at the discretion of the Lodge Porter.
  • Website: University College
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Wadham College

  • Location: Parks Road
  • Tel: 01865 277900
  • Open: Term time: 13.00-16.15. Vacation 10.30-11.45-13.00-16.15
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Groups must book in advance and be accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide
  • Website: Wadham College

Wolfson College

  • Location: Linton Road
  • Tel: 01865 274100
  • Open: Daylight hours
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Groups should notify the College in advance of their visit. Graduate college. 
  • Website: Wolfson College

Worcester College

  • Location: Worcester Street
  • Tel: 01865 278300
  • Open: Daily 14.00-17.00
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Maximum eight in a group
  • Website: Worcester College

 

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