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.

You will also find links to virtual tours of some of the colleges.

If you are interested in studying at Oxford University, please see our information for prospective students including information on colleges for prospective undergraduates

All Souls All Souls College

 
  • Location: High Street (OX1 4AL)
  • Tel: 01865 279379
  • Open: Members of the public are welcome to visit the College Front and Great Quadrangles and Chapel as individual visitors or groups (up to six) free of charge from 14:00 to 16:00 on weekdays.
  • WebsiteAll Souls College
  • All Souls College location map
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Balliol College Balliol College

  • Location: Broad Street (OX1 3BJ)
  • Tel: 01865 277777
  • Open: Usually open 10:00-17:00 or dusk (whichever is earlier)
  • Charge: Adults from £3, concessions and students from £1
  • Note: Groups: 20 plus guide for green/blue badge guided tours; 9 plus guide for all other groups
  • Website: Balliol College
  • Balliol College location map

Balliol College Virtual Tour

Image of the entrance to BlackfriarsBlackfriars

Brasenose CollegeBrasenose College

  • Location: Radcliffe Square (OX1 4AJ)
  • Tel: 01865 277830
  • Open: Mon-Fri: 10:00-11:30 and 14:00-16:30, Sat and Sun: 13:00-16:30
  • Charge: Free, donations welcome 
  • Note: Groups must book in advance. Maximum group size of 20.
  • Website: Brasenose College
  • Brasenose College location map

Brasenose College Virtual Tour

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Christ Church

Christ Church

  • Location: St Aldate's (OX1 1DP)
  • Tel: 01865 276492
  • Open: Mon-Sun. To visit Christ Church please book a timed ticket online via the Christ Church website. Tickets are released on a weekly basis. Please note that as a working academic and religious institution some areas, including the Hall and the Cathedral, may close occasionally without notice. Any known closures will be listed against the relevant time slots on the booking system. Visit the cathedral website for a schedule of daily services.
  • Charge: Adults: £16, concessions £15, family £50, child (under 5yrs) free. Full details can be found at: Tickets page on the Christ Church website.
  • Note: Book tickets online to guarantee entry. Groups of 12 or more must book in advance.
  • WebsiteChrist Church
  • Christ Church location map

Christ Church Virtual Tour

Corpus Christi CollegeCorpus Christi College

Corpus Christi College Virtual Tour

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Exeter CollegeExeter College 

  • Location: Turl Street (OX1 3DP)
  • Tel: 01865 279600
  • Open: Please note that during summer 2022 (July, August and September) access to Exeter College is restricted due to restoration work on the College Library. Alumni, prospective students and Bodleian Card holders can visit the College for free between 14:00 and 17:00 provided the College is open; we recommend calling in advance to check the College is open and whether there will be restrictions on which parts of College you can visit. Other visitors are only permitted if they are part of an organised tour group. Tours must be booked in advance and led by an experienced tour guide. Please contact the Porters’ Lodge on 01865 279600 to check the College is open (and any parts that may be closed) before visiting.
  • Charge: Entrance is free for children up to the age of 12, all prospective students, Bodleian Card holders, and Oxford alumni provided they have their alumni card with them. For other visitors entrance costs £3. 
  • Note: Exeter College Chapel services are open to all and provide everyone the opportunity to reflect and to listen to the College’s outstanding choir, irrespective of religious beliefs. Exeter’s Cohen Quad, on Walton Street, is open to current members of the University of Oxford and to Exeter College alumni with appropriate identification. Cohen Quad is not generally open to the public, although public events such as musical or dramatic performances, lectures, or open days are sometimes held there and members of the public encouraged to attend.
  • Website: Exeter College
  • Exeter College location map

Explore Exeter College: video tours

Exeter College Virtual Tour

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Green Templeton CollegeGreen Templeton College

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Harris Manchester College Harris Manchester College

Harris Manchester College Virtual Tour

Hertford CollegeHertford College

Hertford College Virtual Tour

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Jesus CollegeJesus College

  • Location: Turl Street (OX1 3DW)
  • Tel: 01865 279700
  • Open: 14:00-16:30 daily (from Sunday 24 April 2022).
  • Charge: Adults £3, seniors and children over 5 £2.
  • Note: Maximum 20 people in a group; groups must book in advance
  • Website: Jesus College
  • Jesus College location map

Jesus College Virtual Tour

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Keble CollegeKeble College

  • Location: Parks Road (OX1 3PG)
  • 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
  • Keble College location map

Keble College Virtual Tour

Kellogg CollegeKellogg College

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Lady Margaret Hall Lady Margaret Hall

Lady Margaret Hall Virtual Tour

Linacre CollegeLinacre College

Image of Lincoln College's front quadLincoln College

Explore Lincoln College: enjoy virtual tours around the college here

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Magdalen CollegeMagdalen College

  • Location: High Street (OX1 4AU)
  • Tel: 01865 276000
  • Open: 10:00 till dusk or 19:00, whichever is earlier
  • Charges: Adults £7; over 65s, children and students £6; family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 7 or over) £20. 
  • Note: Please see college website for full visitor information.
  • Website: Magdalen College
  • Magdalen College location map

Magdalen College Virtual Tour

Mansfield CollegeMansfield College

Mansfield College Virtual Tour

Merton CollegeMerton College

  • Location: Merton Street (OX1 4JD)
  • Tel: 01865 276310
  • Open: Mon-Fri 14:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30pm), Sat 10:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30), Sun 12:00-17:00 (last entry 16:30pm).
  • Charge: Adults £3. Free to children under 13. There is a reduced fee of £2 for adults aged over 65. 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
  • Merton College location map

Merton College Virtual Tour

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New CollegeNew College

  • Location: New College Lane (OX1 3BN)
  • Tel: 01865 279500
  • Open: Easter-Oct 14:00-16:00; Oct-Easter 13:30-16:30
  • Charge: Adults £8; seniors, under 16s and full time students £7; family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 7 or over) £25. Free to children under 7 years of age, Oxford residents and old members.
  • Note: Maximum 20 people in a group. Larger groups will need to split.
  • Website: New College
  • New College location map

New College Virtual Tour

Nuffield CollegeNuffield College

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Oriel CollegeOriel College

  • Location: Oriel Square (OX1 4EW)
  • Tel: 01865 276555
  • Open: Mon-Fri 14:00-17:00 or dusk (whichever is earlier), Sat-Sun 13:00-17:00  
  • Charge: Adults £3; concessions £2. 
  • Note: Access to hall, chapel and first quad only. Maximum 12 people in a group. Closed during events.
  • Website: Oriel College
  • Oriel College location map

Oriel College Virtual Tour

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Pembroke CollegePembroke College

  • Location: Pembroke Square, St Aldate's (OX1 1DW)
  • 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
  • Pembroke College location map

Pembroke College Virtual Tour

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Image of The Queen's CollegeThe Queen's College

The Queen's College Virtual Tour

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Reuben CollegeReuben College

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Somerville CollegeSomerville College

  • Location: Woodstock Road (OX2 6HD)
  • Tel: 01865 270600
  • Open: 09:00-12:00, 14:00-16:00. No admission outside term-time except for university members and Alumni card holders.
  • Charge: Free, donations welcome
  • Note: Large groups must book in advance
  • Website: Somerville College
  • Somerville College location map

Somerville College Virtual Tour

st anne's collegeSt Anne's College

St Anne's College Virtual Tour

Image of St Antony's new entranceSt Antony's College

St Catherine's CollegeSt Catherine's College

St Catherine's College Virtual Tour

Image of Blackwell Quad at St CrossSt Cross College

Image across manicured lawn of the front quad at St Edmund HallSt Edmund Hall

St Edmund Hall Virtual Tour

St Hilda's CollegeSt Hilda's College

St Hilda's College Virtual Tour

Image of St Hugh's sun dial and groundsSt Hugh's College

St Hugh's College Virtual Tour

St John's CollegeSt John's College

  • Location: St Giles' (OX1 3JP)
  • Tel: 01865 277300
  • Open: 13:00-17:00 or dusk, whichever is earliest. The chapel is also open daily from 13:30 until close.
  • 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 John's College location map

St John's College Virtual Tour

Image of St Peters CollegeSt Peter's College

St Peter's College Virtual Tour

St Stephen's HouseSt Stephen's House

St Stephen's House Virtual Tour

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Trinity CollegeTrinity College

  • Location: Broad Street (OX1 3BH)
  • Tel: 01865 279900
  • Open: Sat-Sun 10:00-16:00
  • Charge: Adults £4, seniors/children £3.
  • Note: No charge for group leaders or teachers accompanying school groups. A call is recommended to avoid disappointment, as the college could close for events during the summer.
  • Website: Trinity College
  • Trinity College location map

Trinity College Virtual Tour

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University CollegeUniversity College

  • Location: High Street (OX1 4BH)
  • Tel: 01865 276602
  • Open: 09:00-17:00 (open to the public out of term time only)
  • Charge: £2 per head (children under 5 years free)
  • Note: Maximum 15 people in a group, accompanied by a guide. Advance booking is required. 
  • The Univ VR app offers a virtual tour of parts of the College, with commentary, and is available from both the Apple App Store (search 'Univ VR App') and via Google Play.
  • Website: University College
  • University College location map

University College Virtual Tour

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Wadham College

  • Location: Parks Road (OX1 3PN)
  • Tel: 01865 277900
  • Open: Term time: 13:00-16:15. Vacation 10:30-11:45 and 13:00-16:15
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Groups must book in advance and be accompanied by a Blue Badge Guide
  • Website: Wadham College
  • Wadham College location map

Wadham College Virtual Tour

Wolfson College

  • Location: Linton Road (OX2 6UD)
  • Tel: 01865 274100
  • Open: Daylight hours
  • Charge: Free
  • Note: Groups should notify the College in advance of their visit. Graduate college. 
  • Website: Wolfson College
  • Wolfson College location map

Worcester College

  • Location: Worcester Street (OX1 2HB)
  • Tel: 01865 278300
  • Open: Closed to non-members for visits until further notice (open to current and Old Members only, daily 14:00-16:00)
  • Charge: Free
  • Website: Worcester College
  • Worcester College location map

Worcester College Virtual Tour

Wycliffe Hall

Wycliffe Hall Virtual Tour

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