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Weston Library

Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
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The Weston Library (formerly the New Bodleian) is the home of the Bodleian Libraries' special collections. Reopened in 2015 following a spectacular refurbishment, visitors can enjoy its new public spaces and discover more about the Bodleian's treasures. Here you can see free exhibitions in two large galleries, view displays, attend talks and events then take a break at the cafe or visit the shop.
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Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The library has a wonderful full time exhibit called the treasure room which is small, but amazing. Check out the Magna Carta as well as a collection of other fascinating items. Rotating exhibits are also put on (new one starting this dec 1st) and both...More

Thank Deatra T
Reviewed 31 October 2017

I really like how the design of the building creates a large airy space with views up into the library. The exhibitions are great and cafe is also good place for a drink and cake.

Thank MechanicalMole
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Whilst this used to be a spectacular working library, alas now it's been desecrated into nothing more than a generic cafe and a mediocre display space you'd find in any 1980s museum. There are some rare volumes on display behind glass, however probably no more...More

Thank spam-me-harder
Reviewed 25 October 2017

Outside it doesn't look much but the interior is a spectacular, calm and airy space and a wonderful escape from the crowds. Great temporary exhibitions- catch the Treasures of the Bodleian if it is still on.

Thank AndyHManchester
Reviewed 14 October 2017

We saw "Which Jane Austin" and the Treasures of the Bodliean. This library is excellent. The treasures (on our visit) included a copy of the Magna Carta (with a hole from a rodent), a Shakespeare first folio and Handel's Messiah. This display of pairs well...More

Thank Margaret D
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Decided to have lunch here on a recent visit to Oxford. Selection of sandwiches, soups and baguettes with some hot found. Reasonably priced for city centre. Bright and airy in the Weston Library which is part of the world famous Bodleian Library.

Thank David M
Reviewed 4 October 2017

Visited on a tour and really enjoyed the free exhibitions of treasures and on Jane Austen. Light airy modern building. Well worth a visit.

Thank KAW687
Reviewed 24 September 2017

Visited the exhibition on the anniversary of her death. The exhibition was well set out and very interesting with her work on view. There is a video of her books being televised, e.g. Emma

Thank roscwmbran
Reviewed 21 September 2017

Depending on when you will visit, you will be able to see different collection - no matter what would that be, for sure you will enjoy it.

Thank leuveen
Reviewed 19 September 2017

A very small display, but the books etc were amazing. A shakespeare first folio, magna carta (eaten by mice) and many other interesting things. Apparently this will be changed occasionally to show other treasures of the Bodleian. I'll definitely revisit

Thank jon b
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