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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...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Bodleian Library Broad Street, Oxford OX1 3BG, England
Have been regularly since it opened, owing to the fantastic sets of exhibitions: Tolkein, Austen, Magical Books... all fascinating and so well put together. All have been free, and well worth a visit.
The cafe is nice, but busy and quite expensive. Nevertheless, recommended for...More
As a life-long Tolkien and Lord of the Rings fan, we were determined to see the Tolkien Exhibit at the Weston Library (basically part of Bodleian Library), and were not disappointed. It's free but you should book online for set time-slots as it is limited...More
This free resource is one of the key locations in Oxford. The Tolkein exhibition is great but they also do a changing 'Treasures' exhibition which is loosely based on the Suffragettes at present but always showcases amazing books and manuscripts.
This exhibition is a delight, showing the life of Tolkien,his work & the manuscript of the Hobbit & Lord of the Rings.
It also showed art work, which he completed before his death.
An amazing exhibition.
This is the newest part of the Bodleian library, and now houses the exhibitions, in 2 specially build exhibition rooms. When we last visited there was the exhibition of Tolkien, for which you need to get free, but timed, tickets. The other exhibit, in celebration...More
Bodleian Café, Weston Library, Bodleian, Broad Street, Oxford
Review focuses upon the Bodleian Café; ‘Tolkien’ & ‘Sappho to Suffrage’ additional
The day before we’d booked tickets to the ‘Once in a Lifetime’ exhibition celebrating the work of J.R.R. Tolkien ‘Tolkien: Maker of Middle Earth’ –...More
As as a long time fan of Tolkien and all his books this exhibition was an absolute delight I gained considerable insight and was blown away by the beautiful illustrations and maps.
The relief map of middle earth and the mapped out journeys of the...More