Tour C.S. Lewis’s Home

The KilnsThe Kilns, Headington, Oxford, OX3 8JD, UK
Telephone: (0)1865-741865

Tour the Kilns

Tours of the home are conducted by appointment only. Upon request, individual and small group tours can usually be arranged in advance by contacting the Head Resident of The Kilns at Tours are generally held on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays.

Admission fees for the tour are £10 per adult, £8 per student, and £6 per child. Special admissions fees for larger groups (groups of 15 or more) are also available upon request.

Kilns Etiquette

In the interest of ensuring a quality study experience for all in residence at The Kilns, visitors are respectfully asked to observe the fact that The Kilns is not a museum.

Rather, it is the Foundation’s intention to honor the memory of C.S. Lewis by encouraging its continued use as a quiet place of study, fellowship and creative scholarly work, much in the manner that characterized Lewis’ own period of residency there.

Because the home functions primarily as a personal residence, much as it did in Lewis’ time, there are occasions when it simply may prove impractical, or even impossible, to receive outside visitors. On such occasions, please be assured that we deeply regret any
disappointment that may result. To minimize this possibility, we strongly encourage all interested parties to make every effort to arrange for the desired visit and tour well in advance, if at all possible.

Visit the Kilns

To visit The Kilns or to find out more about the Study Centre, please contact the C.S. Lewis Foundation by calling (0)1865-741865 or by emailing

Kilns Seminars and Residencies

In addition to tours of the Kilns, the C.S. Lewis Foundation also promotes the annual C.S. Lewis Summer Seminars at the Kilns, as well as long term Scholars-in-Residence.  You can learn more clicking on the links below.