Tower tours

Officially opened in 1925, the Wills Memorial Building houses the University’s School of Law and the School of Earth Sciences, in addition to hosting graduation ceremonies twice a year and a whole host of public events.

The tower tours allow the public to see behind the grand facade and experience the splendour of the Great Hall, Council Chamber and ornate libraries.

The view from the top of Wills Tower, some 68 metres above Park Street, is unparalleled and tour guides give a unique insight into the history of the building, which was opened by King George V and Queen Mary in 1925 before being badly damaged during the Blitz in 1940.

Tour times

Tours take place weekly on Saturdays, and on the first Wednesday of the month. 

  • Saturdays (first of the month): every half an hour between 11 am and 1 pm
  • Additional Saturdays: 1 pm only
  • Wednesdays (first of the month): 12.15 pm and 12.30 pm

Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes.

Tour prices

  • £ 6 - Evening tours (minimum of 10 people)
  • £ 5 - General admission
  • £ 4 - Concessions (University staff and students, senior citizens)

Special arrangements can be made for group bookings.

Due to health and safety restrictions, children under eight are unfortunately not permitted on the tours. 

Profits raised are donated to Wallace & Gromit's Grand Appeal.

Group bookings

We can arrange a dedicated tour for groups. For prices and bookings, contact us using the details below.


For bookings (including group bookings) please contact:

Gary Nott (tour guide) 
Telephone: +44 (0)117 954 5219
Work hours: Monday to Friday, 8 am - 4 pm
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