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 every Saturday at 11 am and 1 pm.

Tours last between 60 and 90 minutes.

Tour prices

  • £5 – general admission
  • £3 – children 8 to 12 years old
  • £7 – evening tours (minimum of 10 people)

We only take payment in cash and regret that we are unable to accept card payments.

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 and 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) contact:

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