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Day Visitors

We welcome only pre-booked organised tours of our beautiful College buildings.

Christmas 2023 Closure: Please note that Jesus College will be closed for Christmas from Tuesday 19th December to Monday 1st January 2024 inclusive. Our doors open again on Tuesday 2nd January.

Tour organisers should contact the College Lodge by calling 01865 279700 or by email to lodge@jesus.ox.ac.uk and our friendly Lodge team will be delighted to help.

Opening times:  We are open every day, from 14.00 – 16.30hrs.

Tour entry charge:  Adults £3, seniors and children over 5 £2.

Maximum 20 people in a tour group.

Location: Turl Street, Oxford (OX1 3DW) 

Click here for a map of the College.

Step through the Turl Street gate and into our first quadrangle, which features the Chapel and our Principal’s Lodgings, both of which date back to the College’s founding in 1571 and are still used for their original purpose today.

The first quad at Jesus College.


Visit our stunning Elizabethan Hall, resplendent with portraits of our foundress Queen, former Principals and current Fellows, as well as one of the College’s most well-known alumni – TE Lawrence – otherwise known as Lawrence of Arabia.

Our larger 17th century second quad is home to many of our first-year undergraduates and Fellows. Take a seat on one of the benches that surround the lawn and abundant flower beds to soak up the atmosphere of this unique Oxford college.

The building of the College’s Second Quadrangle began in 1639


If you have any questions about your visit, please do contact us and we’ll be happy to help.