View towards the Provost's Lodgings

Location and Opening Times


Worcester College is located in the centre of Oxford on the junction of Beaumont Street, Walton Street and Worcester Street. The college is just across the road from the main bus and coach station, and is a 10 minute walk from the railway station and main shopping areas. A map of Worcester College can be downloaded from the link on the right.

A map of Oxford showing the location of the Oxford Colleges is available on the University website. Information about how to get to Oxford is available on the University website here.

Opening Times

The College is currently closed to the general public, but Old Members and prospective applicants may visit during daylight hours on most days (excluding certain bank holidays). If you are a prospective applicant who would like to visit Worcester College, please email the Porters' Lodge at or the Admissions and Access Officer at in advance of your visit for further information. Old Members do not need to email in advance, but are asked to sign the Visitor Book kept in the Lodge before entering the gardens. The maximum group size is 6 people. On arrival, visitors should report to the Porters’ Lodge at the main entrance to the College. Copies of our undergraduate college prospectus can be obtained from the Porters' Lodge, or downloaded on the right-hand side of this page.

If you have any questions about admissions at Worcester, please contact the Admissions and Access Officer at (for undergraduate courses) or the Graduate Officer at (for graduate courses).

Accessibility Information for Disabled Visitors

The College is located on a multi-level site. The main entrance into the College and to the Porters' Lodge have flat access. The Dining Hall and Chapel have ramped and stair access. There is a platform lift to take visitors with mobility difficulties from the entrance level to the south side of the site, and the Porters will provide assistance with its use, if needed. There is a lift with flat access to take visitors to the North side of the site.

Adapted toilet facilities for visitors can be found in the Pump Quad and at the base of Staircase 6 (directions can be given on request).  From the Porters' Lodge there are staircase entrances with +2 stairs and some groundfloor rooms off these staircases are +1 stairs.  Ground floor rooms in the medieval cottages are accessed by -1 stair. There is no lift provision to other floors of the oldest parts of the College, and currently the libraries, computer rooms, bar and JCR are up or down a steep flight of stairs.

Assistance and/or advice for visitors with disabilities can be sought from the Porters' Lodge. Visitors may also be interested in visiting Worcester College's page in the College Access Guide.