Getting here and access

The four museums, Bodleian Libraries and Botanic Garden are all located in the centre of Oxford, which is easily accessible by public transport.

The railway station is approximately 10 minutes walk from the centre of Oxford and has regular local and national rail services. The bus station at Gloucester Green is approximately 5 minutes' walk.

Harcourt Arboretum is a short drive south-east of the city, in the village of Nuneham Courtenay. There is a car park and space for coach parking. Alternatively the Arboretum can be reached on the X39/X40 Thames Travel service, which leaves from the city centre. There are two bus stops in the village; the second one is nearer the Arboretum's entrance.


Parking in the city centre is limited, and visitors arriving by car are advised to use the Park and Ride service.

Disabled parking is available at some sites - please ring ahead to book a space.

Travelling by train and bus

Visit the Oxford Bus Company and the Oxfordshire Stagecoach websites for local bus timetables and prices.

Visit the Great Western Railway and Chiltern Railways websites for more information about travelling by train.


We aim to provide a friendly, accessible environment for all our visitors and the widest possible access to our buildings, exhibitions and collections.

Access facilities vary at the different sites - please see our Access Guide for details of the facilities available at each site. 

We are constantly endeavouring to improve the accessibility of our sites and to help those with diverse needs prepare for a visit. For example, guides for neuro-diverse visitors can be downloaded from the Ashmolean website, and a guide for parents and carers of children on the autistic spectrum can be downloaded from the website of the Museum of Natural History.