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General Information

New College welcomes visitors throughout the year. As a busy and lively working academic community we like to ensure that you will enjoy your visit, whether it is as a potential student here, an alumnus, an academic visitor, or a tourist.

The college is normally open daily, although opening hours may vary due to private events. 

The principal areas of New College that are normally open are the dining Hall, chapel, cloisters and gardens (including the impressive 12th century city wall). 

 

Summer opening Hours (until 16th October 2022):

Please note that entry is via New College Lane and not the Holywell Street entrance.

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.

For all tourism enquiries please email: tourism@new.ox.ac.uk or call: 01865 271233 (Monday-Friday 8.30 am-4.30 pm)

 

Winter opening Hours (17th October 2022 - mid March 2023):

Please note that entry is via New College Lane and not the Holywell Street entrance.

1.30 - 4.30 pm, Tuesday to Sunday - 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: Sunday 11 September 2022

We are delighted to once again take part in the Oxford Open Door initiative this year. The college and grounds will be open free of charge from 10.30 am until 5.00 pm (last entry 4.30 pm). 

Please note that tour group bookings cannot be taken this day.

 

Please check our Planned closures page before your visit.

Admission Charges

Adults: £8

Seniors, under 16s and full time students: £7

Family ticket (2 adults and up to 3 children): £25 

Free to children under 7 years of age, Oxford City residents and New College old members.

Potential applicants and their families are also admitted free of charge. 

We are delighted to offer Bodleian card holders and Oxford alumni free entry, along with two guests. Please show your card on arrival.

Payment by card only. No cash, vouchers, or cheques accepted. 

 

Printed Information

Leaflets with a suggested walking route in several languages are provided free of charge with admission. 

 

Groups

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.

We are unable to accept payment by cheque or voucher - card only.

Please note groups of under 21 year olds must be accompanied by a responsible person throughout their visit.

Pre-booking is essential if your group is 20 or more. You can do this by emailing: tourism@new.ox.ac.uk   

 

Access

Please be aware that New College is a place of study all year round. You are asked not to enter staircases, college rooms and areas marked as private. The dining hall may be closed over lunchtime (usually between 11.45 am-2 pm, but timings may vary according to our catering commitments). 

  • 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
  • Supervised children are very welcome
  • 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
  • Please be aware that our grounds have uneven surfaces 

The Cloisters, Hall, Chapel and Gardens are fully accessible (access to the hall is via a lift). 

Stay at New College

New College 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.