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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). 


We open to the public from 14th March 2022

Our opening hours (via the New College Lane entrance) are:

10.30 am - 5.00 pm (7 days a week) - please note that last entry is 4.45 pm.

For all tourism enquiries please email: or call: 01865 271233 (Monday-Friday 8.30 am-4.30 pm)


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 one guest. 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. 



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:   



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). 


Making a Mark, exhibition of sculpture by Nicolas Moreton

New College is currently hosting a major retrospective exhibition of sculpture by Nicolas Moreton.

We are delighted to welcome sculptor Nicolas, who will spend three weeks carving a new work in our famous Cloisters, where his retrospective exhibition 'Making a Mark' is currently on display. 

On weekdays from 25th April-13th May, Nicolas will demonstrate the art of stone carving to visitors, and will be available to answer questions and talk about stone as a medium for artistic expression. 

Nicolas works in a traditional manner, believing that while it is physically demanding, it is only the intimate connection between stone and hand tools that can create an object with its own intrinsic personality. 

He is an elected member of the Royal Society of Sculptors and has been working stone for 35 years. Visitors will be able to not only view highlights from his career as part of the exhibition, but also see his latest work being crafted. 

The exhibition - Making a Mark - is Nicolas's first major retrospective. It will cover the key ideas and concepts from across his 35 year career, exploring some of the wonders of human existence through stone, right back to a work from Nicolas's degree show in 1985! 

Making a Mark seeks to promote the medium of stone carving and demonstrate that it is still a powerful and creative material in the contemporary context of art. 

The exhibition will run from Sunday 17th October 2021 - Friday 8th July 2022 and will be hosted in the New College Cloisters and Antechapel. 

There will be no additional charge for the exhibition - all visitors will be able to view this as part of their entrance fee. 

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.