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Don't miss out! Make sure you book available tour places using the links below.

You can join in all of the Festival fun throughout the day at our hands-on experiences across the UCL campus. Illuminate the inner workings of your body, discover how clean (or dirty) your phone is, build your own brain and so much more.  Find out all about our free hands-on experiences.

Go behind the scenes in UCL's Library | Meet in the Octagon | 11:00, 12:00, 14:00, 15:00 and 16:00

NEW UCL or Hogwarts? Tour the iconic Main Library of UCL and find out how the building has been adapted over the centuries.

Booking advised:

Green UCL: Sustainability Tour | Meet in the Quad | 10:00, 14:00 and 15:00

From rooftop gardens to energy efficient boiler rooms, explore UCL from top to bottom and see how it is transforming for a cleaner future.

Booking advised: 

Hidden Treasures of the Library Special Collections | South Junction Reading Room | Every 30 mins from 11:00 to 14:30

UCL Special Collections is home to one of the foremost university collections of manuscripts, archives and rare books in the UK. Join our expert staff for an in-depth exploration of some of our unique, intriguing and rarely displayed treasures.

Booking essential:

Rock around UCL: Finding the hidden geology in the campus’s building stones | Meet in the Quad | 11:00 and 13:00

A chance to see UCL with new eyes; this walking tour around the Bloomsbury campus will look at the geology of the building materials used. Discover life from Jurassic seas, two-billion-year-old crystals and how Cornish granite foiled the Queen!

Booking advised: 

Weird and Wonderful: The Untold Stories of UCL | Meet in the North Cloisters | 13:30 and 15:45

Which movie star has a sofa set aside for them at UCL at all time? Take the Weird & Wonderful tour to uncover this and many more untold stories of UCL.