Lincoln College Front Quad covered in bright green ivy

Visiting Lincoln

At Lincoln College, we welcome visitors all year round. The College is open to the public daily, from 2pm to 5pm, and we do not charge an admission fee. Occasionally the College is closed to the public due to large events, so you may wish to call the Porters’ Lodge on 01865 279800 or send them an email to confirm that the College is open on the day of your visit. The College also closes for a two week period over Christmas.

Unfortunately, due to the size of the College, we are not able to admit large tour groups. If you arrive in a large group, the Porters may ask you to split into smaller groups (max. 6 people).

The entrance to the College can be found on Turl Street (between Broad Street and High Street).

To avoid disturbing our students and Fellows, we request that visitors keep noise to a minimum and remember that staircases are private. The Grove may only be visited by current members of the College and by alumni, unless you are attending an event in the Berrow Foundation Building.

All services in the Chapel, including Evensong, are open to the public. Click here to find out more.

Prospective students

If you are a prospective student interested in attending Lincoln College, please do come and have a look round. We are open daily from 2pm to 5pm. If you would like a full tour of the College, please contact the Admissions Office to see if someone is available to show you round (Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm).

You can also join us at our next Open Day! Click here to find out more.


Lincoln alumni are welcome back at any time. Please inform the Lodge that you are an Old Member on arrival. If you would like to see the Library or have a full tour of the College, please contact the Development Office in advance.

Wesley groups

We are sometimes asked whether groups can visit the College to see sites associated with John Wesley. It is not possible for us to do this without advance notice, so you must contact the Development Office to arrange your visit. Organised tour groups are subject to a £50 entrance fee. Please note: we are only able to accept small groups (max. 15 people) and all visits must take place outside of term time.

How to get here

Where next?

  • Explore Lincoln with our virtual tourRead more
  • Check out our schedule of upcoming eventsRead more
  • Learn about the history of the CollegeRead more