Audio guide

The quadrangle at the Bodleian Old Library with the statue of the Earl of Pembroke in the foreground

Audio guide

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 45–60 minutes

 Great Gate

 Available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin and Spanish


 Suitable for everyone

Audio guides are not currently available for sale

Admire the Bodleian Library’s famous architecture and history at your leisure with an interactive audio guide. Learn how the site developed over six centuries, from a single purpose-built building for discussions on theology in the 15th century through to the 21st-century Weston Library.

You will see the interior of the Divinity School, the Old School’s Quadrangle, Clarendon Quadrangle, Radcliffe Square and the Weston Library.


Audio guide information

  • The audio guide does not include entry to the Bodleian Library.
  • If you want to see inside the library, you'll need to book a library guided tour.
  • Tickets for the audio guide are available to purchase onsite only.
  • For upcoming closures, please check our Plan your visit page.

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