Friends excursions: Bodleian Library and Ashmolean Museum
Join Friends in Oxford for a tour of the Bodleian Library, one of the oldest libraries in Europe, as well as a viewing of rare artworks in the Ashmolean Museum collection.
With over 11 million items, the Bodleian is the main research library of the University of Oxford. One of Britain’s largest libraries, this magnificent library is second in size only to the British Library and has been open to scholars since 1602. Friends will tour the building, where the library began in the Middle Ages, exploring hidden parts including the Divinity School, Chancellor’s Court, Radcliffe Camera and Gladstone Link.
After lunch, Friends will see the highlights of the Ashmolean Museum, which houses the University of Oxford Art Collection. By special arrangement, Friends will also view a selection of the Ashmolean’s most precious and delicate artworks, including drawings by Michelangelo, Raphael and Rembrandt, as well as watercolours by Burne-Jones and prints by Dϋrer.
Please note there are many steps and stairs on this visit.
● Fully booked
Tuesday 17 October 2017
11.15am — 4.15pm
Meet at Great Gate entrance, Bodleian Library, Catte St, Oxford OX1 (Guests to make own travel arrangements to Oxford)
£78. Includes two-course lunch with wine and coffee.