Visiting the Gallery

How to Find Us

Christ Church Picture Gallery is located within the walls of Christ Church. To visit the Picture Gallery without visiting the rest of the college, enter through Canterbury Gate off Oriel Square (from King Edward Street), only a couple of minutes walk from the High Street. The Custodian at the gate will direct you to the Gallery.

For visitors who wish to see the entire college, the entrance is at Meadow Gate. If you start from there, the Picture Gallery is located in the last quadrangle, known as Canterbury Quad, designed by the British architect James Wyatt (1746 - 1813).

 

Opening Times

October - May (closed Tuesdays)
Mon, Wed - Sat: 10.30am - 1pm & 2 - 4.30pm
Sun: 2 - 4.30pm

June (closed Tuesdays)
Mon, Wed - Sat: 10.30am - 5pm
Sun: 2 - 5pm

July - September (open every day)
Mon - Sat: 10.30am - 5pm
Sun: 2 - 5pm

The Picture Gallery will be closed for the Christmas and New Year period from Saturday the 23rd December 2017 to Tuesday the 9th January 2018. The gallery will resume normal opening hours on Wednesday the 10th January 2018.

The Gallery will also be closed on the morning of Friday 12th January 2018 and will re-open at 2pm.

 

Entrance Charges

Adults - £4.00;  Concessions - £2.00;  Free for members of the University and National Art Pass holders.

Please note that the entrance charge to the Picture Gallery is independent of the admission charge to the rest of the college. Visitors who have bought a ticket to visit Christ Church are entitled to a 50% reduction of the Gallery ticket.

Annual ticket (unlimited entrance to the Picture Gallery for one year) - £10.00

 

Gallery Tours

Every Monday at 2.30pm visitors can join a tour through the Gallery with our expert tour guides or curatorial staff. The tour is free with the price of admission.

Special and individually tailored tours can be arranged. 

 

Photography

Photography is not permitted in the Picture Gallery.

 

Shop

The Picture Gallery has a small shop which sells a select range of postcards, posters, greeting cards and publications. We have had many of our visitors claim that we have the best selection of greeting cards in Oxford.

 

Sketching in the Gallery

Visitors are permitted to sketch in the gallery, on paper not to exceed 12 x 18 inches with charcoal or lead pencils only. If individuals need to sharpen their pencils, they must use their own boxes to collect the shavings.

The use of pens, coloured pencils, oil paints, easels, or watercolours is not allowed. In addition, individuals who sketch in the gallery may not interfere with the flow of visitors through the galleries and are subject to further direction from the gallery staff, as necessary.

 

Contact

Christ Church Picture Gallery
Christ Church
St Aldates
Oxford OX1 1DP

Tel: 01865 276172
Fax: 01865 202429
picturegallery@chch.ox.ac.uk

 

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Curator of the Picture Gallery

Jacqueline Thalmann
jacqueline.thalmann@chch.ox.ac.uk
Telephone: 01865 286330

 

Gallery tours / Group bookings / Special tours / Photographic requests / Picture Gallery hire / Print Room inquiries

Laura Irwin, Curatorial Assistant to the Picture Gallery
laura.irwin@chch.ox.ac.uk
Telephone: 01865 276172

 

Press releases / Publicity inquiries

Donna Ho, PR Assistant to the Picture Gallery (part-time)
gallerypr@chch.ox.ac.uk
Telephone: 01865 276172

 

General inquiries

picturegallery@chch.ox.ac.uk or tel: 01865 276172