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) 14:00-16:00 on weekdays and Sundays.
  • Charge: Free
  • WebsiteAll Souls College
  • All Souls College location map
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Balliol College Balliol College

Image of the entrance to BlackfriarsBlackfriars

Brasenose CollegeBrasenose College

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a grassed area at Campion HallCampion Hall

Christ Church

Christ Church

Corpus Christi CollegeCorpus Christi College

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Exeter CollegeExeter College

  • Location: Turl Street (OX1 3DP)
  • Tel: 01865 279600
  • Open: Members of the public are very welcome to visit Exeter College at Turl Street, unless the College is closed for a special event. We recommend calling in advance to check the College is open and any restrictions on where you can visit. The College is normally open between 14:00 and 17:00 during term time and between 13:00 and 17:00 outside of term time.
  • Charge: Alumni, prospective students and Bodleian card holders are welcome to visit with up to three guests for free. Organised tour groups can visit for £3 per person (no charge for tour guides) by booking with the Porters’ Lodge.
  • 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. Cohen Quad 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

Hertford CollegeHertford College

  • Location: Catte Street (OX1 3BW)
  • Tel: 01865 279400
  • Open: Hertford College is only open to prospective students, alumni, members of the University or those with a connection to the college. Members of the public are welcome to attend Evensong (Sunday 17:30 during term time) and advertised music recitals in the Chapel. The college will be closed to all visitors without appointment from 3 July 2023 until further notice for a major rebuilding programme.
  • Website: Hertford College
  • Hertford College location map
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Jesus CollegeJesus College

  • Location: Turl Street (OX1 3DW)
  • Tel: 01865 279700
  • Open: Blue Badge guided tours only: 14:00-16:30 daily. For all other visitor enquiries contact the College Lodge on the number above. 
  • 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: Members of the public are welcome to visit the College main quad (Liddon quad) and Chapel. Occasionally during the year the College will be closed for College events so it is always best to contact the Porters prior to planning a visit. It is recommended to pre-book in case the College is closed due to events. Alumni, prospective students and offer holders are welcome to visit the College at any time. Please note that visitors to the College are not permitted to bring in any animal, except those specifically trained to provide assistance to their owners (eg guide/assistance dogs). Guided tours and groups of 8 or more must pre-book through the Porters Lodge or they will need to split into smaller groups and take the tour in turns. 
  • Website: Keble College
  • Keble College location map
  • Keble College Virtual Tour

Kellogg CollegeKellogg College

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Lady Margaret Hall Lady Margaret Hall

Linacre CollegeLinacre College

Image of Lincoln College's front quadLincoln College

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Magdalen CollegeMagdalen College

  • Location: High Street (OX1 4AU)
  • Tel: 01865 276000
  • Open: 3 January to 22 December: 10:00 to dusk or 19:00, whichever is the earlier. (These are subject to occasional change which will be advertised on this website, or our noticeboard outside the main entrance. The College will be closed to all visitors on 24 and 25 June, 22 and 23 September, 1 October and 19-31 December, all dates inclusive. Find out more about other special opening times including New Year’s Day 2024 at Visiting Magdalen College.
  • Charges: Adults £9.50; over 65s, children and students £8.50; family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 7 or over) £28. 
  • Note: Please see college website for full visitor information.
  • Website: Magdalen College
  • Magdalen College location map
  • Magdalen College Virtual Tour

Mansfield CollegeMansfield College

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 271233/01865 279500
  • Open: Easter-Oct 10:00-17:00 (seven days a week); Oct-Easter 13:30-16:30 (Tuesday-Sunday)
  • 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

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Image of The Queen's CollegeThe Queen's College

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Regent's Park College

Reuben CollegeReuben College

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Somerville CollegeSomerville College

st anne's collegeSt Anne's College

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

St Catherine's CollegeSt Catherine's College

Image of Blackwell Quad at St CrossSt Cross College

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

St Hilda's CollegeSt Hilda's College

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

St John's CollegeSt John's College

Image of St Peters CollegeSt Peter's College

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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

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

Wycliffe Hall

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