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Weston Library: Tours & Tickets

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The Weston Library (formerly the New Bodleian) is the home of the Bodleian Libraries' special collections. Reopened in 2015 following a spectacular refurbishment, visitors can enjoy its new public spaces and discover more about the Bodleian's...more
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Reviewed 4 days ago

The cafe in the atrium is good and quiet. Fascinating exhibitions and wonderful manuscripts to be seen in the rooms at the back. Good place to grab lunch during the Literary Festival.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank oxfordspy
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very interesting exhibition but we found the labels at ground level rather difficult to read and were constantly taking spectacles on and off. We also banged our foreheads on the glass on several occasions trying to see the maps more clearly. We felt some of...More

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank FelicityBirmingham
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the anatomy display featuring illustrations and books from people such as Da Vinci, Some books were created with pop out models that medical students could open to reveal internal organs in the body.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank Joan G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Free! That in itself makes it worth visiting. Some good exhibitions and modern library, worth at least popping your head in.

Date of experience: October 2019
Thank ThreeDugongs
Reviewed 11 September 2019

The current maps & 3D Leonardo are fascinating. Centuries old maps show the then understood world, trade routes etc. Exquisite detail along with more unconventional tapestry maps. The 3D Leonardo along with math models (an icosidodecahedron etc) show the extraordinary Bodleian archives thru centuries &...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank JEverall
Reviewed 4 September 2019

We visited the Weston Library and joined a talk by one of the staff who talked about the Sheldon Tapestry Map of Oxfordshire which is in the Main reception. There is also a free exhibition Talking Maps to see as well.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Kathie W
Reviewed 25 August 2019

We stopped by the library and spent about 15 minutes in the 3-D exhibit. We found the material limited, and the most fascinating item to me was the depiction of the eye ball in 3-D which made it worth the stop.

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank swansfromBoston
Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

We only visited the cafe in the Weston Library. Excellent cafe. We had a good lunch. Easily accessible and well run. Worth a visit.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Charles J
Reviewed 13 August 2019

The Weston- just across the road from the SheldonianTheatre, is the ‘overflow’ Library from the Bodleian. Built in a more modern style it never the less fits in well with the surrounding, more traditional buildings. Inside it is huge- going back a long way to...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank BobBonHere
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

This modern building opposite the Bodleian and the Radcliffe Camera somehow manages to blend in perfectly with the historic architecture all round it, but the real wonder is its priceless collection of over a million items. It also hosts regular special exhibitions. The current ones...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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arylah
6 October 2018|
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Response from Terry N | Reviewed this property |
Unless absolutely necessary I would not advise driving in Oxford. best option is to use the perimeter Park n Ride facilities. they are cheap and operate frequent services.
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tinker6ell
1 August 2018|
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Response from Tricia T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there would be any issue with respect to a wheel chair; however, many of the pieces might be out of view range.
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