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

Balliol College Balliol College

Image of the entrance to BlackfriarsBlackfriars

Brasenose CollegeBrasenose College


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


Exeter CollegeExeter College 

  • Location: Turl Street (OX1 3DP)
  • Tel: 01865 279600
  • Open: Access to Exeter College is currently restricted due to restoration work. Alumni, prospective students and Bodleian Card holders are welcome to 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 where you can visit. The College is currently closed to tourists.
  • Charge: The College is currently closed to tourists.
  • 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

Green Templeton CollegeGreen Templeton College


Harris Manchester College Harris Manchester College

Hertford CollegeHertford College


Jesus CollegeJesus College


Keble CollegeKeble College

Kellogg CollegeKellogg College


Lady Margaret Hall Lady Margaret Hall

Linacre CollegeLinacre College

Image of Lincoln College's front quadLincoln College


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

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

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


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

Pembroke CollegePembroke College


Image of The Queen's CollegeThe Queen's College


Reuben CollegeReuben College


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

St Stephen's HouseSt Stephen's House


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

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

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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