Groups

Entry Arrangements - 2017

Parties of 15 or more persons paying together constitute a group. Tour/group leaders must be included in the group booking.

Large groups will be split into smaller groups of 25-30. There will be a break in between each group being admitted. At the time of booking, or upon arrival if you have not pre-booked, you will be advised how best to split your group so that they may be admitted in an organised and timely manner.

Groups consisting of children and students 17 years of age or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

The group leader is responsible for the behaviour and conduct of their group. They must ensure their party is fully aware of our guidelines before they arrive at Christ Church and that these are adhered to during their visit.

Blue and Green Badge Guides are admitted free of charge. Badge must be shown upon arrival.

One coach driver may be admitted free of charge per group. ID to be shown.

Please note that family rates do not apply to group business

Booking Process

Booking is recommended, particularly in July and August, for groups of 15 or more. Booked groups will be advised as soon as possible of any closures, such as the Hall or Cathedral, which may affect their visit. Groups that have not booked are advised to visit the Christ Church website during the week of their visit to check our opening hours. Bookings may be made by emailing tourism@chch.ox.ac.uk . We aim to reply to all requests within 24 hours.

The amount of time spent on a visit is a personal choice, but for the purposes of planning a visit we can advise that on average most visitors spend 40 minutes – 1 hour at Christ Church.

Your Visit

Please arrive at Meadow Gate in good time for your self-guided visit. During busy periods late arrivals will be rescheduled to suit visitor flow.

During quiet periods, group leaders should go to the Meadow Kiosk upon arrival. At busy times there will be a separate queue at the Meadow Gate for booked groups. Upon arrival the group leader should report to the Custodian supervising group entry. Final numbers will be agreed and payment in one lump sum will be taken. Payment may be made by cash, credit or debit card (except American Express). While the tour leader is making payment and finalising the entry arrangements group members should wait together outside Meadow Gate. Group leaders will be issued with leaflets for each member of their group.

Guiding

Guiding is possible at most times. The approved locations for guiding are as follows: Meadow Quad (to left of the entrance to Cloisters), Cloister Garden (south side), at the bottom of the Hall Stairs by the No Peel door, the Ante-Hall, Fell Arch and in the Cathedral. Our bowler-hatted Custodians will be able to advise on the best place to stop and speak to your group.

Tickets and Prices

1 January to 28 February 2017 & 1 November 2017 to 31 December 2017

Ticket  Standard Rate
(Hall and Cathedral Open)
Cathedral Open,
Hall Viewing from the Door
Cathedral or Hall Closed Cathedral Closed,
Hall Viewing from the Door
Cathedral and Hall Closed
Adult £6.65 £5.70 £5.15 £4.30 £3.75
Concessions* £5.60 £4.75 £4.20 £3.75 £3.30
Child (under 5)* Free Free Free Free Free

* Concessions = Child (5-17 yrs), Student with valid Student Card, Senior (60+). Groups consisting of children and students 17 years of age or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

 

1 March 2017 to 30 June 2017 & 1 September 2017 to 31 October 2017

Ticket 

Standard Rate
(Hall and Cathedral Open)

Cathedral Open,
Hall Viewing from the Door
Cathedral or Hall Closed Cathedral Closed,
Hall Viewing from the Door
Cathedral and Hall Closed
Adult £7.45 £6.65 £6.05 £4.75 £4.20
Concessions* £6.55 £5.70 £5.15 £4.20 £3.75
Child (under 5)* Free Free Free Free Free

* Concessions = Child (5-17 yrs), Student with valid Student Card, Senior (60+). Groups consisting of children and students 17 years of age or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

 

1 July - 31 August 2017

Ticket  Standard Rate
(Hall and Cathedral Open)
Cathedral Open,
Hall Viewing from the Door
Cathedral or Hall Closed Cathedral Closed,
Hall Viewing from the Door
Cathedral and Hall Closed
Adult £8.40 £7.45 £7.00 £5.15 £4.65
Concessions* £7.45 £6.55 £6.05 £4.75 £4.20
Child (under 5)* Free Free Free Free Free

* Concessions = Child (5-17 yrs), Student with valid Student Card, Senior (60+). Groups consisting of children and students 17 years of age or under must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.