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Weston Library

Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
+44 1865 287400
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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 August 9, 2015

Stunning building with (currently) a fantastic exhibition with some of the most amazing items from the Bodleian library. Worth visiting Oxford just to see this.

Thank Deborah M
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Reviewed July 23, 2015

Lovely airy cafe in the city centre, good coffee, terrible tea. Good food, reasonably priced. Added advantage of being able to wander around the fascinating exhibitions afterwards.

Thank DBUR14
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Reviewed July 18, 2015

Going out for a meal with friends at 1.30 and being offered only a baguette or one portion of soup was not a great experience. Far better places to eat in Oxford. The loos were good though.

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Reviewed July 17, 2015

I was able to come into the receiving hall. We got some info from our tour guide. It was almost closing time so no chance to explore more inside myself. I would have loved to since they have very interesting areas there.

Thank Jenstockholm
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Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is quite a new building and the atrium has a lovely cafe with fantastic cakes. There are a couple of small exhibition spaces which contain some of the treasures of the Oxford university collection - Japanese scrolls; mediaeval illuminated Bibles; Aztec Codices; hand written...More

Thank Aztecarts
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Reviewed July 8, 2015

Inspiring exhibition of "...marks left by genius on the materials of the library: parchment and paper." Just go--it is wonderful.

Thank RannJ
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Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

A wonderful place for souvenir!! So many cute stuff! Apart from exhibition catalog I brought a teapot made of pure chocolate...yum!

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Reviewed July 4, 2015

I am a book lover, this Library has a special exhibit that has a copy of the Magna Carta, Dante's Comedy, Mary Shelly's journal, Jane Austen's published works from when she was alive, Shakespeare's first printed work (published 7 years after he died.), and many...More

Thank rcduarte77
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Reviewed June 19, 2015

Very modern, spectacular building! Nice cafe in the lobby for a quick refreshment. Shop in the lobby, too. I did not tour it but I am told it is a nice tour. No wifi but the bookstore next door is happy to provide it if...More

Thank PhilaMomma P
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Reviewed June 18, 2015

See 3 versions of this historic document and learn about their histories. There are also other displays of significant volumes and documents from the rest of the Bodleian Library collection.

Thank Janice K
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Response from Tricia T | Reviewed this property |
I don't think there would be any issue with respect to a wheel chair; however, many of the pieces might be out of view range.
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