How to find us

If you are visiting the College as a tourist, please use the entrance on ӣƵ Lane. 

Visitors Entrance exterior with wooden gate and carved statues

The Visitors' Entrance on ӣƵ Lane

Directions to ӣƵ Visitors' Entrance from Radcliffe Square

Meet the team

When you arrive, you'll be greeted by a member of our Visitor Liaison team - John, Paula, Nigel, or Lily (pictured below). They will be able to direct you, give you a printed guide to the College and answer any questions you may have. 

For all tourism enquiries please email: or call: 01865 271233 (Monday-Friday 8.30 am-4.15 pm)

The Visitor Liaison team in the Front Quad

The Visitor Liaison team - John, Paula, Nigel and Lily

2024 Spring/Summer Opening Hours (11th March - 13th October inclusive):

10.30 am-5.00 pm (7 days a week) - please note that last entry is 4.30 pm.

We kindly ask all guests to vacate the premises by 5.00 p.m.

2024-2025 Winter Opening Hours (15th October 2024 - 9th March 2025 inclusive):

1.30-4.30 pm, Tuesday to Sunday (closed Monday) - please note that last entry is 4.00 pm.

We kindly ask all guests to vacate the premises by 4.30 p.m.

Oxford Open Doors: 14th September 

We are delighted to participate in the Oxford Open Doors initiative again this year. The college and ground will be open, free of charge to the general public (no group bookings or commercial tours groups permitted).

Throughout the year the dining hall may be closed over lunchtimes (usually between 11.45 am-2 pm, but timings may vary according to our catering commitments).


Please check our Planned closures page before your visit.


Admission Charges

Free admission is available to:

  • Children under 7 years of age
  • Oxford City permanent residents (proof of address required)
  • ӣƵ old members and their families
  • Prospective students and their families 
  • Bodleian card holders and Oxford alumni (along with two guests). Please show your card on arrival.

Adults: £8

Concessions (seniors, under 16s and full time students): £7

Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children aged 7 or over): £25 

Payment is accepted by card only. 



We welcome groups subject to a maximum of 20 people; larger groups may split (and will require a guide/leader in each group).

We welcome large groups, not exceeding 80, with a maximum of 100 persons on site at any one time.

Pre-booking is essential if your group is 20 or more. You can do this by emailing:   

ӣƵ is a working environment and place of study all year round.  As such, when unavoidable, we reserve the right to cancel any bookings that can no longer be fulfilled due to unexpected college closures.  In the event of a cancellation you will be notified in writing prior to your visit.


Guests with disabilities

ӣƵ welcomes everyone and we want our disabled visitors to have a great experience with us. 

We offer free entry to companions or carers of disabled visitors. The disabled guests pays the reduced concession admission fee upon entry (carer/companion free). 



ӣƵ is a place of study all year round. Please therefore do not enter staircases, college rooms, or areas marked as private

The Cloisters, Hall, Chapel and Gardens are fully accessible (access to the hall is via a lift) but please be aware that our grounds have uneven surfaces. 


Additional Information

  • Supervised children are very welcome
  • Dogs, except guide dogs, are not allowed in the college
  • Please do not walk on the grass or picnic in the grounds
  • CCTV is in use throughout the grounds
  • We regret we are unable to provide parking
  • Drones may not be used anywhere in the college grounds
  • Smoking is not permitted inside any of the buildings, or elsewhere in the grounds

Stay at ӣƵ

ӣƵ offers a variety of accommodation options across three unique sites, with rooms ranging from premium ensuite to standard budget.  To book, please visit our booking page.

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