Christ Church is a working academic and religious institution. Some areas such as the Hall and Cathedral will close to visitors when in use for private events or services. Closures can occur at short notice. Please check our opening arrangements before you visit.
Ticket includes access to the Quads, Cloister, Hall Staircase, Hall and Cathedral. Access in the Hall and Cathedral may be partially limited before and during some events and services.
|Ticket (1-14 people)||Jan-Feb & Nov-Dec||Mar-Jun & Sept-Oct||Jul & Aug|
Senior (60+), student with valid ID, child (5-17yrs)*
2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children
|Child (under 5 yrs)*||Free||Free||Free|
* children must be accompanied by an adult
How do I Buy Tickets and Book my Visit?
Buy your tickets online for fast-track entry. Each Thursday, tickets will be released for the following week. Only standard admission tickets (details above) are available to book online. When the Hall or Cathedral are closed tickets may only be puchased in person from the kiosk at Meadow Gate.
Buy in Person
Tickets are available to buy from the Meadow Gate ticket kiosk during visitor opening hours.
Groups and Schools
Groups (15+ people)
Parties of 15 or more people are welcome to visit Christ Church. We operate a timed entry system for groups and therefore recommend that visits are booked in advance. Our Groups Co-ordinator will be happy to assist with any queries you may have regarding your visit.
Christ Church offers a variety of visiting experiences for UK Schools. Whether you decide upon a self-guided visit, guided tour of the college or bespoke learning experience in the Cathedral, we are here to help you plan your visit.
Access for Disabled Visitors and Carers
The necessary companion, or carer, of a disabled visitor may enter free of charge upon request while the normal admission fee applies to the disabled visitor. Not all parts of Christ Church are currently accessible to wheelchair users. Wheelchair users are invited to enter by the main gate (Tom Gate) beneath Tom Tower. We welcome advance notice of the special requirements of visitors with disabilities. Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org for advice and assistance in planning your visit. Additional information may also be found in the Accessibility section of our website.
University of Oxford - Current Students, Staff and Alumni
Oxford University Card holders (navy blue stripe) and Oxford Alumni card holders are permitted free entry during our normal visitor hours. Please show your card upon arrival at the gate. Each card holder may bring two guests free of charge per day.
Oxford University Press
Oxford University Press Card holders are permitted free entry during our normal visitor hours. Please show your card upon arrival at the gate. Each card holder may bring two guests free of charge per day.
Trinity College, Cambridge - Current Students and Alumni
University Card holders from our sister college in Cambridge, Trinity College, are permitted free entry during our normal visitor hours. Please show your card upon arrival at the gate. Each card holder may bring two guests free of charge per day.
Residents of Oxford
Permanent residents of Oxford (OX1-4) may visit free of charge during visitor hours. Photo Id (passport or photocard driving licence) and proof of address (photocard driving licence or a utility bill from the last 6 months - gas, electricity, water or landline telephone) are required to be shown at the gate. The normal entry charge is applicable for guests of residents of Oxford.
Members of the Diocese of Oxford
Members of the Church of England in the Diocese of Oxford are welcome to visit their Cathedral to pray whenever they wish. Parishioners from accross the Diocese may apply for a free entry pass to the Cathedral by completing an application form. Passes are issued for the sole use of named individuals, their spouses and children under 18 (children must be accompanied). The pass allows you entry to the Cathedral to pray and look around. Entry to the College is not included though you are welcome to visit these parts of Christ Church by paying the entry fee in the usual way at Meadow Gate.