Visit the hidden Christ Church. With access to private gardens, our 'Behind the scenes tours' allow visitors unique access to the College's history, its architecture, student life, scenes associated with the world of Lewis Carroll and of course, the Harry Potter films.
The behind the scenes tour is led by one of our experienced Christ Church custodians and lasts approximately one hour. The tour will include the Masters, Pocock and Cathedral Gardens, Tom Quad and Hall. Following the tour you will have an opportunity to explore the public areas of Christ Church in your own time. Please note there is a small additional fee if you wish to visit the Picture Gallery.
The Behind the Scenes tour is definitely the way to see Christ Church--even on a cold and rainy day.
Our tour guide was not only tremendously knowledgable but had a really interactive style with the group that made the tour both fun and informative.
I just had a marvellous tour ...I want to thank all of you for your polite, informative and kind assistance to me as a visitor. Our tour guide was pleasant, patient with my questions, and most knowledgable and gracious.
From May it will be possible to reserve your place on one of our tours via our on-line booking system. Once you have successfully made your reservation you will be issued with an e-receipt. When you arrive for your tour you will be asked to present your e-receipt summarising your booking and make payment for your places.
Tours run at 11 am and 2.30pm Monday to Friday subject to availability. Dates are published on a monthly basis. For example dates for February will be published the week of 20 January.
As a working institution, parts of Christ Church may close from time to time and occasionally with very short notice. We will notify you as soon as possible if a closure will affect you.
Adult £13.00 per person
Concessions (Student/Senior - 60 and over/Under 18) £11.00 per person
There are 25 spaces available on each tour
If you have made a group booking of 10 people or more a deposit will be required. This must be made by credit or debit card by calling 01865 286573, Monday-Saturday between 9am and 4pm. The deposit is non-refundable and is £4 per person.
If you have a query regarding booking a guided tour please email email@example.com
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