How to find us

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

Visitors Entrance exterior with wooden gate and carved statues

The Visitors' Entrance on New College Lane

Directions to New College 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-4.30 pm)

The Visitor Liaison team in the Front Quad

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

2023 Summer opening hours (from 13th March - 15th October):

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.


2023 Winter opening hours (from Tuesday 17th October):

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.

The dining hall may be closed over lunchtime (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

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 

Free admission is available to:

  • Children under 7 years of age
  • Oxford City permanent residents (proof of address required)
  • New College 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.

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



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:   

New College 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.


New College 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 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.