In 2010 Oscott College opened its doors to the public following the successful Papal Visit and the Beatification of now St John Henry Newman.

St Mary’s College is a residential training college for young men who have entered into the vocation of training to be part of the Catholic Priesthood. It has been at its present location since 1838 and was decorated by the eminent Victorian architect, Augustus Welby Pugin.

As a residential facility, the College is private property and not normally open to the public.

Tours take place on Wednesday’s throughout the academic year and cost £10 per adult, which includes a cup of tea and a slice (or two) of home baked cake.

Tours begin at 1pm, arrival from 12.30pm and last approximately two hours.

Payment is required in advance for these tours and available dates and further information can be found on the college website or by calling Rachael Rea on 0121 321 5032; if the line is busy please leave a short message with your name, enquiry and contact phone number.

Alternatively, please email: [email protected]