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  The Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera and Weston Library are three of Oxford's most iconic libraries, located in the heart of the city.

Get exclusive, behind-the-scenes access on a guided library tour , or explore the historic city of Oxford on a walking tour with one of our expert guides.

Now on at the Weston Library is our fantastic free exhibition,  Chaucer Here and Now , which presents Geoffrey Chaucer as you've never seen him before (until 28 April 2024). While you're at the Weston, don't miss our café and shop . 

Tickets and opening hours

For many of our tours, you can buy tickets in advance online .

We also sell a portion of tour tickets on the day. Please visit the information desk in the Weston Library to purchase these.

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Explore the Divinity School

Look inside the University of Oxford's oldest teaching room

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sunday: 11am – 5pm

£2.50 per person

Catte Street, OX1

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Guided tours: Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera and more

Guided tours are the only way for members of the public to see inside these beautiful library spaces

Available in English From £10 per person, book in advance

Accessible by guided tour : Old Quadrangle, Divinity School, Bodleian Old Library, Duke Humfrey's Library, Convocation House, Chancellor's Court, Radcliffe Camera

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City of Oxford walking tours

Discover the vibrant history of the city of dreaming spires, home to the oldest university in the English-speaking world

Available in English Tours run daily: 90–120 minutes From £20 per person

Broad Street, OX1

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Exhibitions at the Weston Library

Discover our collections up close

Monday – Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Free entry for everyone, just drop in

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Blackwell Hall at the Weston Library

Take a break in our café or the Space for Reading, and visit the Bodleian Shop for souvenirs and gifts for book-lovers.

Monday – Friday: 9am – 5pm Saturday: 10am – 5pm Sunday: 11am – 4pm

Upcoming closures: check when planning a visit

  • Wednesday 10 January: The 60-minute library tour at 10.30am will not be available.
  • Tuesday 16 January: The Divinity School and library will be closed all day. City walking tours will be running.
  • Friday 19 January: The Divinity School will be closed from 1pm.
  • Saturday 27 January: The Divinity School will be closed from 12pm.
  • Friday 2 February: The 60-minute library tour at 10.30am will not be available.
  • Friday 9 February: The 60-minute library tour at 10:30am will not be available.
  • Saturday 10 February: The Divinity School will be closed from 3pm. There will be guided tours of Duke Humfrey's Library available to purchase onsite.
  • Saturday 24 February: The Divinity School will be closed all day. There will be guided tours of Duke Humfrey's Library only available to purchase onsite.
  • Thursday 14 March: Blackwell Hall will be closed until 1.30pm, including the Weston Library café and exhibitions. The Divinity School will be closed from 10.30am.

Visitor guidelines

We ask the public to follow these rules when visiting the Bodleian Libraries exhibition galleries in the Weston Library. We aim to provide a safe environment for our visitors and make sure that our collections are preserved for the future.

  • Food and drink are not allowed in the galleries, including bottled water. The café is situated in Blackwell Hall for visitor refreshment.
  • Children are very welcome, but please make sure they are supervised at all times.
  • Pushchairs and buggies are welcome in the galleries. At very busy times we may need to limit the number of buggies in the gallery, and this will be at the discretion of the room attendant. Please note that very large double-buggies cannot be brought into the exhibition galleries, due to the narrow walkways between exhibits.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome in the galleries.
  • Large items such as rucksacks or wheeled cases may not be taken into the galleries, due to space limitations. This includes any item larger than aircraft carry-on luggage. Medium-sized backpacks or cases should not be worn on the back or wheeled, but may be carried. Very small bags and day-packs may be carried on the owner’s back. These rules help avoid damage to works on the walls or to the display cases. The room attendant will use his or her judgement on which bags may be admitted, and how they should be carried, to avoid any risk of damage to the galleries, collections, or other members of the public. For guidance, bags larger than approx. 50 x 40 x 25 cm will be excluded from the galleries. We are unfortunately not able to provide any storage for large bags which have been excluded. You must not leave bags unattended in Blackwell Hall.
  • Please do not bring wet umbrellas into the galleries. You can leave coats or umbrellas on the coat rack outside the galleries (please note that this is at the owner’s risk).
  • You are very welcome to take photographs, as long as this is for your personal, non-commercial use only. We do not allow the use of video cameras, flash and tripods (including selfie sticks).
  • You may bring pencils into the galleries. Pens and markers are not allowed.

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Visitors of all ages are welcome at the Bodleian Libraries. Learn more about our facilities and activities for families.

The quadrangle at the Bodleian Old Library with the statue of the Earl of Pembroke in the foreground

History of the Bodleian Library

Discover over 400 years of this magnificent library.

The sand-coloured colonnade of the Weston Library and the entrance steps, on the corner of Broad Street and Catte Street

How to get here

Located in the centre of Oxford, the Weston Library and Bodleian Old Library are easily accessible by public transport.

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Accessibility

Our guide to accessing our buildings and the assistance available for our visitors.

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Divinity School

It’s a must see medieval attraction when visiting Oxford.

You will be amazed with the Divinity School’s intricate ceiling patterns and gorgeous tall windows. On your visit make sure to take a sit on a bench and imagine oral exams taking places within those magnificent walls.

The Divinity School is a medieval building and room in the Perpendicular style characterised by its rich ornamentation and tracery. The building, which belongs to the University of Oxford, is attached to the Bodleian Library (the main research library of the University of Oxford,), and is opposite the Sheldonian Theatre where students matriculate and graduate. At the far end from the Bodleian Library entrance, a door leads to Convocation House (the lower floor of the Bodleian Library and Divinity School).

Designed between 1423 and 1488 specifically for lectures, oral exams and discussions on theology, was almost ‘certainly the building that popularised Tudor arches’.

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You may recognize the Divinity School’s classic gothic vaulted ceiling from Harry Potter movie which served as Hogwarts Infirmary. The ceiling consists of very elaborate four hundred and fifty five sculptural roof-bosses with four hanging pendants in each bay, designed by William Orchard in the 1480s. Its sandy coloured walls are made from stone from quarries in Taynton and from Headington. The hall-like room is well lighted due to the vertical windows with their opaque glass panes.

The Divinity School is full of symbols and representations of ideas and of people and its architecture is therefore an important indicator of the changing attitudes and beliefs of society throughout its life.  

“Did you know..”

The Divinity School is Oxford the oldest surviving purpose-built building for university use.

The School was not solely used as a theology lecture hall, there were many other usages of it. Many important trials and royal visits took place within its walls; what’s more the School was used by the House of Commons when they were driven from London by the plague in 1625.

Today the School is used before graduation ceremonies and for other important university events. Its one-of-a-kind interior is also used as a wedding venue .

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The vault is the most striking feature of the whole of the Divinity School and it’s ‘probably the largest groined vault of one span of any secular building in this country’.

The School has been modified numerous times and throughout its life and it has been heavily restored.

The north wall hosts an elaborate seventeenth-century Gothic doorway, added by Christopher Wren in 1669, gives access to the Sheldonian Theatre where students matriculate and graduate.

Greek inscription on an open book, reading ‘They found Him sitting in the midst of Doctors.’

The vault bears shields of arms, initials, religious subjects, animal and foliage representations as well as inscriptions appearing in English, French and Latin.

Funders of this magnificent construction were given immortality by having their initials built into the ceiling design.

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Image credits: Divinity School’s interior  by David Iliff , source: Wikimedia. Make sure to visit his amazing Flickr gallery.

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The Divinity School is full of symbols and representations of ideas and of people and its architecture. It reveals the way academia and religion played an intersecting role in fifteenth century Oxford as well as being an important indicator of the changing attitudes and beliefs of society throughout its life.

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  Divinity School Tours: Monday-Saturday: 9.00-17.00 Sunday: 11.00-17.00

Tour Information: Divinity School – £1 for 10 minutes. Tickets for tours are available in advance or on the day from the Great Gate ticket office (subject to availability). Find out more here .

Tickets: Check out Winter Tours offer for individual visits between November and February when you book your tickets in advance online.

Photography: Planning to take some photos? Make sure to visit this stunning room during a sunny day as its features are very hard to photograph, especially if the natural light is not there.

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Divinity School Oxford

A re you planning a trip? Here is everything you need to know about Oxford’s Divinity School!

  • A gorgeous room in the Bodleian Library
  • Lecture and examination hall
  • The oldest surviving purpose-built university building
  • Used as the seat of Parliament
  • Featured in several Harry Potter movies

Divinity School Oxford Inside

What Is the Divinity School?

The Divinity School is one room in the Bodleian Library complex. It occupies the lower storey of Duke Humphrey’s Library. Construction began in 1427 and it lasted until 1488 when it became the University’s first purpose-built lecture hall. It was also used for oral exams and theology discussions.

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Historical Importance

Besides being the first purpose built lecture hall this stunning room was also used as a seat of the Parliament several times.  The House of Commons also sat here to avoid plague-ridden London in 1625.

During the Civil War, when Charles I decided to move his court to Oxford, the Royalist Parliament also sat in the Divinity School.

Currently it is a Grade-I listed building, which is still used for lectures, examinations, weddings and of course as an occasional filming location.

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Harry Potter Film Sites

To the Harry Potter fans in the audience this room is bound to look familiar. It is used as the infirmary in the first, second, third and sixth film. Additionally, it is used as the room where McGonaggal teaches the Gryffindors how to dance in preparation for the Yule Ball.

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Notable features

The most notable feature of this gorgeous room designed by William Orchard is the spectacular fan vaulted ceiling. 

In addition, the Eastern end of the room you can see the pulpits where students and tutors once stood and debated. By the pulpits you will also see a wooden arm chair, which was carved from the wood of Sir Francis Drake’s ship.

Moreover, to the left of the pulpit you will see a chest that belonged to Sir Thomas Bodley, the patron of the Bodleian Library.

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Tips for visiting

If you want to visit the Divinity School independently you will need to book on their website or queue to get a ticket on the day. 

We of course recommend that you book one of our tours to explore and learn about this gorgeous lecture hall. If you are visiting to see Harry Potter’s Oxford join us on our Harry Potter tour . However, if you want a more general introduction to this historical city and the institution that shaped it you should join our University & City Tour .

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Availability:

Monday-Friday: 9am to 5pm, Saturday: 10am to 5pm, and Sunday: 11am to 5pm.

Please check for upcoming closures on their ‘ Plan your visit ’ page to avoid disappointment.

Price: £2.5/person

Phone number: 01865 287400

The Divinity School is located inside the Old Bodleian Library. To plan your route use the postcode OX1 3AZ.

For those travelling by car please note that parking in Oxford can be tricky. Most street parking is restricted to 2 hours and the city has a large zero emission zone. We recommend that you use Park & Ride instead of attempting to park in the city. Please leave plenty of time for getting to your destination.

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Visiting museums, libraries & places of interest

Oxford University’s museums, libraries and collections are of national and international importance. They provide an outstanding resource for both the University and the public, as well as being fantastic places to visit.

Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean is the University of Oxford’s museum of art and archaeology. Founded in 1683, it is Britain’s first public museum and home to half a million years of human history and creativity, from ancient Egyptian mummies to modern art, and much more.

  • Location : Beaumont Street
  • Tel : 01865 278000
  • Open : The Museum is open every day, 10:00–17:00
  • Charge : Admission is free. Special exhibitions are ticketed and a booking fee is charged for online bookings.
  • Note : Please see the website for information on visiting as a group.
  • Website : Ashmolean Museum

Oxford University Museum of Natural History

Oxford University Museum of Natural History holds an internationally-significant collection of natural history specimens and archives in a stunning example of neo-Gothic architecture. It is home to a lively programme of research, teaching and events focused on the sciences of the natural environment.

  • Location : Parks Road
  • Tel : 01865 272950
  • Open:  The Museum is open daily 10:00–17:00
  • Charge:  Admission is free 
  • Note: Groups must book in advance
  • Website : Oxford University Museum of Natural History

History of Science Museum

Visit the History of Science Museum in the world’s oldest surviving purpose-built public museum building. Discover stories of science to spark your curiosity, from Einstein's blackboard and the first life-saving Penicillin cultures to the world's finest collection of ingenious astrolabes.

  • Location : Broad Street
  • Tel : 01865 277293
  • Open : Tuesday-Sunday, 12:00-17:00
  • Charge : Admission is free
  • Note : Find out more about visiting as a group at:  www.hsm.ox.ac.uk/visiting-group
  • Website : History of Science Museum

Pitt Rivers Museum

The Pitt Rivers Museum holds one of the world’s finest collections of anthropology and archaeology, with objects from every continent and from throughout human history.

  • Location: Parks Road (enter via the Oxford University Museum of Natural History)
  • Tel : 01865 613000
  • Open : Mon 12:00-17:00, Tues-Sun 10:00-17:00.
  • Charge : Admission is free
  • Note : Groups must book in advance
  • Website : Pitt Rivers Museum

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Bate Collection of Musical Instruments

Exhibits in the Bate Collection

The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments celebrates the history and development of the musical instruments of the Western Classical tradition, from the medieval period to present day.

  • Location : Faculty of Music, St Aldate's
  • Tel : 01865 286261
  • Open : Monday to Friday, 14:00-17:00
  • Website : Bate Collection

Bodleian Library & Weston Library

Exterior of the Old Bodleian Library

The world-famous Bodleian Library is a must-see cultural destination in the heart of Oxford. It was founded by Sir Thomas Bodley and officially opened in 1602. Since then the Bodleian libraries has now grown to be the largest academic library system in the UK.

The Bodleian Library and the Weston Library across the road are open to visitors daily. The two sites together offer tours (booking recommended), free exhibitions, events , a café , shops and more.

  • Tel : 01865 287400
  • Email : [email protected]
  • Website: Bodleian Libraries
  • Open : All year round. For opening times and exceptional closures as well as the latest guidance for visiting see website .

Admission to the Divinity School is free to alumni, Bodleian cardholders and Friends of the Bodleian . Up to four guests will also be admitted free.

Christ Church Picture Gallery

Merton Street entrance to the Picture Gallery

Credit: Rob Judges.

Christ Church Picture Gallery houses and displays an important collection of Old Master paintings, drawings and prints in a purpose-built gallery of considerable architectural interest.

  • Location : Direct access to the Picture Gallery is via Canterbury Gate off Oriel Square.
  • Tel : 01865 276172
  • Open : 11:00-17:00 Mon, Thurs, Fri and Sat; 14:00-17:00 on Sun. It is closed on Tues and Weds. 
  • Charge : Adult £6; Concession £3; Free for members of the University and National Art Pass holders. The entrance charge to the Picture Gallery is independent of the admission charge to the rest of the college. Visitors who have bought a ticket to visit Christ Church are entitled to the reduced £3 Picture Gallery entrance charge. 
  • Note:  Tickets can be purchased directly at the entrance to the Picture Gallery or can be booked online at: Visiting the Gallery at Christ Church . All group visits must be booked directly with the Picture Gallery in advance. Group visits are restricted to a maximum of 12 visitors.
  • Website :  Christ Church Picture Gallery

Christ Church Meadow

View of Christ Church and Meadows from path

Christ Church Meadow is a large area of tranquil pasture in the heart of the busy city of Oxford, owned and maintained by Christ Church and bordering the rivers Cherwell and Isis. A herd of beautiful Longhorn cattle are maintained by Christ Church on the Meadow and spend most of the year there.

  • Location:  The Meadow can be entered through the Memorial Garden entrance on St Aldate's, through a gate between Merton College and Corpus Christi on Merton Lane, or through a gate at the eastern end of the Meadow next to the Botanic Gardens. 
  • Open:  Open to the public until dusk each day, and provides opportunities for picnics and river walks.
  • Charge: Free
  • Note:  The Christ Church Shop, located in the Visitor Centre in Christ Church Meadow, is open for  gifts and souvenirs .
  • Website : Christ Church Meadow

Oxford Botanic Garden

The Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Britain, and forms the most compact yet diverse collection of plants in the world.

  • Location : Rose Lane
  • Tel : 01865 610306
  • Open : Daily, seasonal hours, last admission one hour before closing time.
  • Charge : Adult day ticket from £6.30, concession day ticket from £5. Annual season ticket £25, (concessions £20.50). Free to children in full-time education (when accompanied by a paying adult), registered disabled visitors and their carers, University and OUP employees, Oxford and Oxford Brookes students.
  • Website : Oxford Botanic Garden & Arboretum

Harcourt Arboretum

Autumnal acers, Harcourt Arboretum

Credit: Botanic Garden.

The Harcourt Arboretum is home to many beautiful trees from all around the World, one of the best bluebell woods in this county and newly restored meadowland. The site comprises 130 acres containing the best collection of trees in Oxfordshire with some of the oldest redwoods in the UK.

  • Location : Nuneham Courtenay
  • Tel : 01865 610300
  • Charge : Adult day ticket from £6.30, concession day ticket from £5. Annual season ticket £25, (concessions £20.50). Free for under 16s (when accompanied by a paying adult), registered disabled visitors and their carers, Oxford University and Oxford Brookes staff and students with valid ID.
  • Website :  Oxford Botanic Garden and Arboretum

University Parks

University Parks in Autumn

Credit: Greg Smolonski.

University Parks consists of around 70 acres (30 hectares) of beautiful parkland, bordering on the River Cherwell, including sports areas, a duck pond and a large collection of plants and trees in landscaped surroundings.

  • Tel : 01865 282040
  • Open : 07:45 (closing times vary according to season)
  • Charge : Admission is free 
  • Website : University Parks

Sheldonian Theatre

The Sheldonian Theatre

Credit: Whitaker Studio.

Designed by Christopher Wren, the Sheldonian Theatre is the principal meeting and ceremonial venue of the University. It offers excellent panoramic views over Oxford.

  • Tel : 01865 277299
  • Open : Mon-Fri, from 10am. Opening times vary daily depending on when the Sheldonian is in use for ceremonies and events. Please visit the website for specific opening times.
  • Charge : Adults £4, concessions £3. 
  • Notes : A 60 to 80-minute guided tour of the Sheldonian Theatre is bookable through Oxford City Walks – the perfect introduction for curious visitors who wish to know more. Find out more information and how to book.
  • Website : Sheldonian Theatre

University Church of St Mary the Virgin

University Church from Radcliffe Square

The University's own church has a long and varied history and offers excellent panoramic views of the city from its tower. 

  • Location : High Street/Radcliffe Square
  • Tel : 01865 279110
  • Open : Mon-Sat 09:30-17:00 (18:00 Jul-Aug), Sun 12:00-17:00 (18:00 July-Aug)
  • Charge : No charge for entry to the Church. A charge applies for entry to the tower.
  • Note : Principal Sunday Services are a Holy Eucharist at 08:30 and a Choral Eucharist at 10:30, with an afternoon service at 15:30.
  • Website : University Church of St Mary the Virgin

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Oxford Harry Potter Locations: A Self-Guided Tour

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Oxford + Harry Potter = the ultimate adventure. Don’t believe us? Get your wands out and bring your broomsticks – we’re going to explore this magical city on a self-guided Harry Potter tour of Oxford.

If you asked us to name two of our very favourite things, we can hand on heart say that Oxford and Harry Potter would be our picks.

Why? Have you seen a photograph of Oxford? It’s beautiful – not to mention filled with so many brilliant things to do .

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As for Harry Potter – need we explain? A fantasy world filled with wizards that just so happens to be some of the cosiest movies (that we rewatch every single autumn). We’re not obsessed, ok? Fine. We totally are!

But we’re guessing that if you’re reading this, you’ll totally understand. So what are we waiting for? Let’s set off on our Oxford Harry Potter tour.

Was Harry Potter Filmed in Oxford?

Yes! Some parts of the Harry Potter films were shot in Oxford, along with other British destinations like London, nearby Blenheim and Alnwick.

PS: If you want an in-depth guide to Oxford’s top sights, check out our guide to the best things to do in Oxford .

What are the Oxford Harry Potter Locations?

At a quick glance, Harry Potter was filmed in the following Oxford locations.

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Christ Church

First up, Christ Church .

Christ Church contains quite a few stops on the Harry Potter Oxford tour, so although you have to pay an entrance fee to get into the college, it covers more than one filming location.

This historical college has a long and illustrious history that saw it founded as the pet project of Cardinal Wolsey, before being nabbed and renamed by Henry VIII (we guess that being king has a fair few advantages). It was later used as the Royal base during the English Civil War.

All very interesting, but Christ Church also just so happens to be the Oxford College most connected with Harry Potter – so it makes sense to start our Harry Potter walking tour of Oxford here.

The first Christ Church Harry Potter location is certainly the most famous – Christ Church Great  Hall, which provided the inspiration for Hogwarts’ dining hall.

Christ Church Hall

We should be clear – contrary to popular belief, you won’t find the actual Harry Potter dining hall in Oxford.

Scenes of the hall were actually filmed on a special set in the Warner Bros. studios but the set was created with close reference to photos and descriptions of Christ Church’s hall. 

Good enough, right?

PS: Did you know that Christ Church isn’t actually the biggest dining hall in Oxford? That title goes to Keble. Rumours have always flown that the producers wanted access to Keble’s hall but were refused. Is it true? No idea. But we’ll be controversial and say that Keble’s hall is better* so we wouldn’t be surprised. *Runs and hides from the inevitable rain of fury from Christ Church’s many adoring fans.

Christ Church

Whenever we hunt out filming locations, one thing we always love seeing is how films and TV programmes use the same spaces for different purposes.

We’ve seen it with the Game of Thrones filming locations in Dubrovnik, and Christ Church’s Harry Potter filming locations are no different.

The Bodley staircase, leading up to Christ Church hall is one such location.

The top of the staircase is used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone when the new first years (including our favourite trio Harry, Ron and Hermione) walk up to Hogwarts for the first time and are welcomed by Professor McGonagall.

We also see the trio return to this spot at the end of the film after they’ve defeated Quirrell and Voldemort. You can see the staircase again when they are about to head home.

The bottom of the stairs are used in Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets as the spot where Harry and Ron are collared by Argus Filch after their escapade with the flying car, and also where Harry meets Tom Riddle.

Visiting Christ Church? Make time to visit the Christ Church Picture Gallery, which is one of Oxford’s best museums .

We told you there are a lot of Christ Church Oxford Harry Potter sites!

This one is a little more tucked away than the others. Again, it’s one from The Philosopher’s Stone – the location where Hermione shows Harry that he was born to be a seeker – showing him all the trophies that James Potter won during his time in Hogwarts too.  

Fee for entering Christ Church – £16

Bodleian Library Divinity School

Next up on our Harry Potter tour of Oxford? The Bodleian Library’s gorgeous Divinity School.

The Divinity School is another spot where Oxford University and Harry Potter meet. It was used as a filming location in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and in subsequent films as the Hogwarts Infirmary.

Remember that scene in the Philosopher’s Stone when Harry is recovering after his first encounter with Voldemort and Dumbledore comes to visit him?

Or when Harry and Hermione use the time turner leaving poor Ron in the hospital bed in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban?

No doubt you recognise it, the combination of the beautiful lierne vaulted ceiling and those windows isn’t easily mistaken.

The Divinity School not only features as Hogwarts hospital, it makes an appearance in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire as the hall in which the students practice their Triwizard Tournament dances.

Who knew that all that awkwardness (Ron’s face when he has to hold McGonagall’s waist is just classic) took place in such a beautiful location?

Watch the video clip – Harry Potter Recovers in the Infirmary

Fee for entering the Divinity School £2.50

Duke humfrey's library

Duke Humfrey’s Library also makes an appearance in Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.

You know the scene where Harry is wearing the invisibility cloak and looking for information in the restricted section of Hogwarts Library? Yep, you guessed it – that’s the Duke Humphrey’s Library.

Fee for entering Duke Humfrey’s Library: Can only be accessed on tour. Cost £6.

New College Cloisters

Although we knew about quite a few of the Harry Potter filming locations in Oxford before our last trip, the New College cloisters were completely new to me.

New College itself could easily double up as Hogwarts, with its arched stone tunnels and imposing architecture. Don’t let the name fool you – the “New” College actually dates back to the 14th century (ha! Only in Oxford).

What a discovery – the gloomily quiet cloisters are one of my new secret spots in Oxford. That’s great – but where do they pop up in Harry Potter?

The New College Cloisters crop up in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire quite a few times. They were used for many of the corridor scenes within the film, including the one where Harry has to push through all the Gryffindor students wearing Potter stinks badges to go and speak to Cedric.

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New College Oxford

The New College Courtyard was also used as an Harry Potter Oxford location in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.

Mad Eye Moody has popped up on the scene and transfigures Malfoy into a ferret and stuffs him down his buddy’s trousers before he’s told off by Professor McGonagall .

Funny isn’t it, how you don’t feel one shred of sympathy for Draco…

Watch the clip – Mad Eye Turns Draco into a Ferret (serves him right too)

Fee for entering New College – £8 

Got More Time? Bonus Stop for Your Harry Potter Walk in Oxford

Fancy seeing a game of real-life quidditch? Well, check out the Oxford Universities Quidditch Club.

Mudbloods Muggles dash around the pitch (sadly, they haven’t yet worked out how to fly but give them time) in a real-life version of the fantasy game.

We are so sad that this didn’t exist while we were at uni – running around with a pretend broomstick and slamming balls through Quidditch hoops sounds is exactly the kind of thing we would have spent our time doing.

And there we are, our self-guided Harry Potter walk in Oxford. We hope you have even a smidge of the fun following the tour that we did researching and writing it.

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Harry Potter Tour Oxford: Practical Tips

  • Wear comfortable shoes. Oxford’s cobbled streets might be beautiful but they can be killers on your feet. You don’t want to be the person hobbling around halfway through the day.
  • The colleges have very specific hours when they are open to the public. We’ve included links to their websites but check before you go. As a rule, they’re more likely to be open in the afternoon, so we recommend you start your Harry Potter walk around Oxford in the afternoon.
  • You do have to pay for entrance to the colleges and the Divinity School and Duke Humphrey’s Library can only be accessed on a Bodleian tour – factor that into your costs.
  • Oxford is an easy day trip from London. If it’s your first time visiting the city, we recommend staying at least one night as there’s so much to explore.
  • While there is plenty of accommodation dotted around Oxford, you can actually stay in many Oxford University colleges outside of term-time for a real Oxford experience (without all the boring hard work).

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Harry Potter in Oxford

Explore the magical world of Harry Potter in Oxford, a fun adventure for Muggles and Wizards alike! Oxford is a great place to discover the secrets of Hogwarts and walk the same mysterious hallways Harry, Hermione and Ron once did.

Walk through the historic University City of Oxford and find the famous film locations inside the colleges that were featured in many of the early Harry Potter movies and learn about the places across the city that inspired the movies.

If you want to discover more interesting facts and secret stories about Harry Potter in Oxford, book a private Harry Potter Highlights Walking Tour .

Bodleian Library – Divinity School:  The gothic vaulted ceiling of the Divinity School was used as Hogwarts Infirmary in Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone .  Can you imagine the hospital beds lined up along the walls with young Harry lying in bed after his first big confrontation with Voldemort?

Bodleian Library – Duke Humfrey’s Library:  Remember when Harry walked through the Hogwarts library hidden underneath his invisibility cloak with the intention to steal a book; this scene was filmed in the Duke Humfrey’s Library, part of the Bodleian Libraries and is only accessible with a private tour.

New College Cloisters :  In the movie Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, Harry comes face to face with Malfoy who is sitting on a gigantic oak tree and where Malfoy was then turned into a ferret by Mad-Eye Moody. This particular tree nestles in the New College Cloisters.

Christ Church :  Christ Church College provided the location for many Harry Potter scenes. The staircase was used to film the famous entrance scene where Professor McGonagall meets Harry, Ron and Hermione. The staircase leads then up to the Tudor Great Dining Hall which was used as an inspiration for the great Hogwarts Dining Hall. The hallways of Christ Church were also used to film the scene in which Hermione shows Harry the Quidditch trophy his father won.

But there are many more similarities between Oxford and Hogwarts to explore; did you, for example, notice the many grotesques along the walls of the college buildings, and their resemblance to the statues Professor McGonagall awakes to defend Hogwarts?

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How does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Fun tour for Muggles of all ages. Guide will cater tour according to everyone's interests, introducing also Oxford heritage. Join tour to find out why we have over 1,000 reviews recommending this tour online!

Calling all fans of the world’s favourite wizard, this Oxford walking tour takes you to recognizable locations of the Harry Potter films. During this family-friendly tour, see the grand buildings of Oxford University and see inside the Divinity School—which featured as the infirmary & classroom space in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn of other literary legends that attended Oxford University.

Tour includes entry worth £3 per person inside the Divinity school at the Bodleian Library. Tour lasts average 90-120 minutes.

Notice: on dates when Divinity school is closed - see closures notices under What's not Included section- we instead visit New college.

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  • Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street,
  • OX1 3BG, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • 15 Broad Street
  • OX1 3AS, Oxford, England, United Kingdom
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  • Activity duration is 2 hours 2h 2h

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What's included, what's not

  • What's included What's included See inside the Divinity school film site at Bodleian library + see many super sights from outside
  • What's included What's included Please see the section titled 'Additional Information' or 'Voucher Details' for info on any and all dates on which due to partial or full closures of film sites venues that are known at this time.
  • What's included What's included On any dates when Divinity school closed, we'll offer entry inside New college but at extra £5 cost
  • What's excluded What's excluded This tour does NOT include entry to Christ church- we run that as a separate tour from July 5th.
  • What's excluded What's excluded On dates when Divinity school closed, tour running instead to New college at extra £5 per person
  • What's excluded What's excluded Please see notice of 2024 Divinity school closures below...
  • What's excluded What's excluded January 20, Feb 24, March 2, May 11, May 18 of 2024

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  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
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  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point.
  • REFUNDS or RESCHEDULE REQUESTS Given with at least 24 hours notice before tour starts

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Bodleian library.

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Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School PUBLIC Tour

In the quaint and historic city of Oxford, where ancient spires and cobblestone streets transport visitors back in time, there exists a tour that seamlessly blends fantasy and reality.

The ‘Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School PUBLIC Tour’ offers a unique opportunity to step into the enchanting world of Harry Potter, while also uncovering the rich history of one of England’s most prestigious universities.

Led by the charismatic and knowledgeable tour guide, Peter, participants are taken on a journey through the filming locations that brought J.K. Rowling’s magical creations to life. From the iconic Divinity School film site at the Bodleian Library to the captivating sights of New College, this tour promises to captivate the imagination and leave visitors with a newfound appreciation for the connection between Oxford and some of the world’s most beloved authors.

Prepare to be spellbound as the tour unfolds, revealing secrets and stories that will transport you to a world where magic and reality intertwine.

Good To Know

Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School PUBLIC Tour - Good To Know

  • The tour includes a guided walking tour of Harry Potter filming locations in Oxford, making it ideal for fans of the series.
  • Participants have the opportunity to see inside the Divinity School film site at Bodleian library, as well as many other super sights from outside.
  • On dates when the Divinity School is closed, participants have the option to visit New College instead for an additional cost of £5 per person.
  • The tour does not include entry to Christ Church, which is run as a separate tour from July 5th onwards.

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Tour Details and Logistics

Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School PUBLIC Tour - Tour Details and Logistics

Embarking on the Oxford Harry Potter Insights Tour offers fans and enthusiasts alike the opportunity to explore the enchanting filming locations while seeing the captivating world of Harry Potter.

The tour, known as the Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School PUBLIC Tour, provides all the necessary tour details and logistics. Led by the knowledgeable and enthusiastic tour guide, Peter, participants can expect a blend of Oxford history and Harry Potter insights.

Highlights of the tour include visits to various campuses and buildings in Oxford, with New College being particularly amazing. Tour participants have provided positive feedback, praising the tour’s connection to Harry Potter and other famous authors, the park and ride advice, and its suitability for all ages.

Blending Harry Potter and Oxford, this tour promises an entertaining and educational experience for all.

Tour Guide Peter’s Knowledge and Enthusiasm

Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School PUBLIC Tour - Tour Guide Peters Knowledge and Enthusiasm

As participants embark on the Oxford Harry Potter Insights Tour, they’re immediately captivated by the knowledge and enthusiasm of their tour guide, Peter. With his energetic demeanor and personal anecdotes, Peter brings the tour to life, making it an engaging and informative experience.

His commitment to the community shines through as he shares his passion for Oxford and its connection to the world of Harry Potter. Peter’s extensive knowledge allows him to answer detailed questions and provide in-depth information, ensuring that participants leave the tour with a deeper understanding of both the city and the beloved book series.

His enthusiasm for the subject matter is contagious, creating a fun and memorable atmosphere for all. Peter’s dedication to sharing his expertise and love for the community truly enhances the tour experience.

Highlights of the Tour

Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School PUBLIC Tour - Highlights of the Tour

One of the highlights of the Oxford Harry Potter Insights Tour is exploring various campuses and buildings in Oxford, immersing participants in the magical world of Harry Potter while also delving into the rich history of this historic city. The tour offers a blend of stunning architecture and a blend of history and fantasy. Participants have the opportunity to visit New College, which is particularly amazing and offers a great experience. The tour also includes a visit to the second largest book store in Oxford, a must-visit for book lovers. Tour guide Jim points out interesting details like gargoyles and grotesques, adding to the overall experience. This combination of fascinating locations and knowledgeable guides makes the tour both informative and enjoyable.

Positive Feedback From Tour Participants

Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School PUBLIC Tour - Positive Feedback From Tour Participants

Tour participants have overwhelmingly expressed their positive feedback for the Oxford Harry Potter Insights Tour. They’ve shared their favorite moments and provided recommendations for future tours.

Many participants have mentioned that their favorite moments were visiting the various campuses and buildings in Oxford, especially New College , which offered a truly amazing experience. They appreciated the blend of Oxford history and Harry Potter insights, making the tour enjoyable for both fans and non-fans. Even those who haven’t read the books found the tour interesting and enjoyable.

The tour guide, Peter, received high praise for his enthusiasm and knowledge, and participants recommend the tour to others, highlighting its memorable and fun experience.

This positive feedback encourages future participants to look forward to a truly magical and engaging tour.

Connection to Harry Potter and Other Famous Authors

Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School PUBLIC Tour - Connection to Harry Potter and Other Famous Authors

Participants on the Oxford Harry Potter Insights Tour haven’t only enjoyed the visit to various campuses and buildings in Oxford, but they’ve also appreciated the tour’s connection to Harry Potter and other famous authors. Here are three reasons why this connection has been so well-received:

Harry Potter inspiration : The tour explores locations that inspired the world-renowned Harry Potter series. Participants learn about the history and significance of these places, gaining a deeper appreciation for J.K. Rowling’s imagination and creativity.

Famous authors’ connections : The tour guide provides interesting facts about renowned authors such as J.K. Rowling, C.S. Lewis , and Tolkien. Participants gain insights into their lives and works, making the tour appealing not only to Harry Potter fans but also to literature and history enthusiasts.

Oxford’s literary heritage : The tour highlights the strong connection between Oxford and these famous authors. Participants appreciate the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of literary giants and witness the rich literary heritage of the city.

The tour’s connection to Harry Potter and other famous authors adds an extra layer of fascination and enjoyment, making it a must-do experience for fans and enthusiasts alike.

Here's a few more nearby tours and experiences we think you'll like.

  • Oxford: University and City Walking Tour With Alumni Guide
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  • Oxford: Christ Church Harry Potter Film Locations Tour
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Frequently Asked Questions

Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School PUBLIC Tour - Frequently Asked Questions

Are There Any Age Restrictions for the Tour?

There are no age restrictions for the tour. It is suitable for both adults and children, offering engaging content for all ages. Participants of all ages can enjoy the tour without any tour restrictions .

Is There Any Transportation Provided During the Tour?

Transportation options are not provided during the tour, but participants can easily access Oxford through the park and ride. The tour aims to be accessible to all, with a mix of walking and sightseeing.

Can Participants Bring Food or Drinks on the Tour?

Participants are allowed to bring snacks and water bottles on the tour. It’s always a good idea to stay hydrated and have a little something to munch on during the tour to keep your energy up.

Are There Any Restroom Facilities Available During the Tour?

Restroom facilities are available during the tour for participants’ convenience. Plus, the tour offers accessibility options to ensure everyone can enjoy the experience.

Is There a Dress Code for the Tour?

There is no specific dress code for the tour, but participants are encouraged to dress comfortably and appropriately for the weather. Casual attire is generally suitable, but it’s always a good idea to wear comfortable shoes for the walking tour.

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Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School PUBLIC Tour - The Sum Up

To sum it up, the Oxford Harry Potter Insights Entry to Divinity School Public Tour is a must-do experience for fans of the beloved series.

Led by the energetic and knowledgeable tour guide, Peter, participants are taken on a magical journey through the filming locations in Oxford.

With a perfect blend of history and Harry Potter insights, this tour offers an entertaining, educational, and memorable experience for visitors of all ages.

Don’t miss the chance to learn about the enchanting world created by J.K. Rowling.

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How does studying at Oxford University compare with studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry? Fun tour for Muggles of all ages. Guide will cater tour according to everyone's interests, introducing also Oxford heritage. Join tour to find out why we have over 1,000 reviews recommending this tour online!

Calling all fans of the world’s favourite wizard, this Oxford walking tour takes you to recognizable locations of the Harry Potter films. During this family-friendly tour, see the grand buildings of Oxford University and see inside the Divinity School—which featured as the infirmary & classroom space in Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Learn of other literary legends that attended Oxford University.

Tour includes entry worth £3 per person inside the Divinity school at the Bodleian Library. Tour lasts average 90-120 minutes.

Notice: on dates when Divinity school is closed - see closures notices under What's not Included section- we instead visit New college.

Description

Stop At: Bodleian Library, Bodleian Library Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX13BG

See inside Divinity School film site at Bodleian Library- worth £2.50 entry fee included in your ticket.

NB we do NOT visit inside the medieval library as it does not anyway permit private guiding inside. If you do wish to see inside Duke Humfreys library, then you can book tickets for that directly from the Bodleian website but they only permit entry to children aged 12+ or adults.

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Bridge of Sighs, New College Ln., Oxford OX13BL

We also see and describe many stories about Oxford university and student life and we pass by and introduce most of the famous sights of Oxford during the tour eg Radcliffe Camera, University Church, Bridge of Sighs and multiple colleges of the university.

Pass By: Radcliffe Camera, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX14AJ

Stop At: Sheldonian Theatre, Broad Street, Oxford OX13AZ

This is one of multiple famous Oxford sights or colleges which we pass by and introduce on tours

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: New College, Holywell Street, Oxford OX13BN

We briefly introduce a range of colleges or sightseeing spots such as this one, on our route. We introduce stories about the making of the Goblet of Fire, filmed at New college. If you wish to visit New college after our tour ends, you can visit New college until 4.30pm. It's open every day except in winter, it's closed on Mondays.

Notice: on any dates that Divinity school is closed, we instead replace it with entry to visit New college which is worth £8 entry fee.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: The Turf, 4 Bath Place, Oxford OX13SU

We briefly introduce a range of colleges or sightseeing spots such as this one. The alleyway to this old pub looks like Knockturn alleyway! The pub also is known as Oxford's Three Broomsticks. Indeed Robbie Coltrane, Hagrid, and his friends used to drink here, when they were filming.

Pass By: Balliol College, Broad Street, Oxford OX13BJ

We briefly introduce a range of colleges or sightseeing spots such as this one, on our route.

Pass By: Trinity College, Broad Street, Oxford OX13BH

Pass By: Wadham College, 17 Parks Road, Oxford OX13PJ

We briefly introduce a range of colleges or sightseeing spots such as this one, on our route. This college is where JK Rowling applied to study at Oxford!

Stop At: Exeter College, Turl Street, Oxford OX13DP

We briefly introduce a range of colleges or sightseeing spots such as this one, on our route. This is Tolkien's college and it is also connected to JK Rowling too.

Stop At: Jesus College, Turl Street, Oxford OX13DW

Stop At: Oxford Covered Market, Market Street, Oxford OX13DZ

We briefly introduce a range of colleges or sightseeing spots such as this one, on our route. We check out the Hogwarts cakes inside the market.

Stop At: Lincoln College, Turl Street, Oxford OX13DR

We briefly introduce a range of colleges or sightseeing spots such as this one, on our route. This college is where the writer of, 'Dr Seuss' studied.

Pass By: Brasenose College, Radcliffe Square, Oxford OX14AJ

Stop At: All Souls College, High Street, Oxford OX14AL

Stop At: University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, St. Marys Church High Street, Oxford OX14BJ

We briefly introduce a range of colleges or sightseeing spots such as this one, on our route. This church is where CS Lewis preached and we will look for Mr Tumnis outside it!

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  • Departure point: Detailed check-in instructions - including the address and parking information if applicable - will be included in your final confirmation email.
  • Duration: 90 to 120 minutes (Approx.)
  • Departure Time: 12:45 PM

Bodleian Library, Broad St, Oxford OX1 3BG, UK

What's Included

  • See inside the Divinity school film site at Bodleian library + see many super sights from outside
  • Please see the section titled 'Additional Information' or 'Voucher Details' for info on any and all dates on which due to partial or full closures of film sites venues that are known at this time.
  • On any dates when Divinity school closed, we'll offer entry inside New college but at extra £5 cost
  • Gratuities (Optional)
  • This tour does NOT include entry to Christ church- we run that as a separate tour from July 5th.
  • On dates when Divinity school closed, tour running instead to New college at extra £5 per person
  • Please see notice of 2024 Divinity school closures below...
  • January 20, Feb 24, March 2, May 11, May 18 of 2024

What To Bring

  • Confirmation Voucher (printed or mobile)
  • Any required or suggested items listed on your confirmation email.

Additional Info

  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Infants and small children can ride in a pram or stroller
  • Service animals allowed
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • Please arrive 5 minutes early for your tour at our meeting point.
  • REFUNDS or RESCHEDULE REQUESTS Given with at least 24 hours notice before tour starts

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You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This tour requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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  • Keyboard navigation optimization: The background process also adjusts the website’s HTML, and adds various behaviors using JavaScript code to make the website operable by the keyboard. This includes the ability to navigate the website using the Tab and Shift+Tab keys, operate dropdowns with the arrow keys, close them with Esc, trigger buttons and links using the Enter key, navigate between radio and checkbox elements using the arrow keys, and fill them in with the Spacebar or Enter key.Additionally, keyboard users will find quick-navigation and content-skip menus, available at any time by clicking Alt+1, or as the first elements of the site while navigating with the keyboard. The background process also handles triggered popups by moving the keyboard focus towards them as soon as they appear, and not allow the focus drift outside of it.Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.

Disability profiles supported in our website

  • Epilepsy Safe Mode: this profile enables people with epilepsy to use the website safely by eliminating the risk of seizures that result from flashing or blinking animations and risky color combinations.
  • Visually Impaired Mode: this mode adjusts the website for the convenience of users with visual impairments such as Degrading Eyesight, Tunnel Vision, Cataract, Glaucoma, and others.
  • Cognitive Disability Mode: this mode provides different assistive options to help users with cognitive impairments such as Dyslexia, Autism, CVA, and others, to focus on the essential elements of the website more easily.
  • ADHD Friendly Mode: this mode helps users with ADHD and Neurodevelopmental disorders to read, browse, and focus on the main website elements more easily while significantly reducing distractions.
  • Blindness Mode: this mode configures the website to be compatible with screen-readers such as JAWS, NVDA, VoiceOver, and TalkBack. A screen-reader is software for blind users that is installed on a computer and smartphone, and websites must be compatible with it.
  • Keyboard Navigation Profile (Motor-Impaired): this profile enables motor-impaired persons to operate the website using the keyboard Tab, Shift+Tab, and the Enter keys. Users can also use shortcuts such as “M” (menus), “H” (headings), “F” (forms), “B” (buttons), and “G” (graphics) to jump to specific elements.

Additional UI, design, and readability adjustments

  • Font adjustments – users, can increase and decrease its size, change its family (type), adjust the spacing, alignment, line height, and more.
  • Color adjustments – users can select various color contrast profiles such as light, dark, inverted, and monochrome. Additionally, users can swap color schemes of titles, texts, and backgrounds, with over 7 different coloring options.
  • Animations – epileptic users can stop all running animations with the click of a button. Animations controlled by the interface include videos, GIFs, and CSS flashing transitions.
  • Content highlighting – users can choose to emphasize important elements such as links and titles. They can also choose to highlight focused or hovered elements only.
  • Audio muting – users with hearing devices may experience headaches or other issues due to automatic audio playing. This option lets users mute the entire website instantly.
  • Cognitive disorders – we utilize a search engine that is linked to Wikipedia and Wiktionary, allowing people with cognitive disorders to decipher meanings of phrases, initials, slang, and others.
  • Additional functions – we provide users the option to change cursor color and size, use a printing mode, enable a virtual keyboard, and many other functions.

Browser and assistive technology compatibility

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