Behind the Scenes Virtual Tour: College

May
17
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 14:00
Contact person
Tourism Office
Email: 
tourism@chch.ox.ac.uk
Phone: 
01865 276492
Visit

Overview

Explore Christ Church from the comfort of your own home. Virtually view areas of the college included in our onsite visitor route and go behind the scenes to the magnificent Tudor Kitchen, historic Buttery Bar and breathtaking Library.  

  • One hour guided online experience, delivered via Microsoft Teams.
  • ​An exciting and innovative digital presentation.
  • Live narration.
  • Live Q&A opportunities.

 

Interior view of the Library 

 

What To Expect

Gain an indepth insight into the history and current day life of one of Oxford University's largest colleges.

Find out what it is like to live, study and work here through interviews with our students, academics and staff.

Explore the Quadrangles, Hall Stairs and Cloisters through digital models, 360 degree photos, images and videos.

Take a virtual walk through our world famous Great Hall.

Go behind the scenes and see areas of the college that are not normally open to the public, such as our Tudor Kitchen, Buttery and Library.

Enjoy an introduction to our College Chapel, which is also the Cathedral for the Diocese of Oxford. Join us for our Cathedral Tour to find out more!

 

An archive image of the kitchen in use

Ticket Prices

£5 per person. Minimum booking = 10 people. 

 

How to Book

To make a private booking request for a virtual tour please email us with your preferred date and time and number of participants.

 

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend a booking, please let us know not less than three working days in advance so that we can process your cancellation. Tickets are non-refundable after this time. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

Are different languages available for the tour?

The public tours are only available in English. We can provide private tours in a range of different languages. If you would like to book a private virtual tour please email tourism@chch.ox.ac.uk for further details and prices.

Do I need to have Microsoft Teams downloaded in order to participate?

If you are using a pc or laptop you can watch the tour live via the web and do not need to downloaded Microsoft Teams. However, if you are using an ipad or smart phone you will need to download the Teams app in advance of the tour. If you have any technical queries please contact us in advance of the tour and we will be happy to assist you,  

Is the tour suitable for children?

Yes. The tour is open to all. While the tour is not specifically designed for children, it would be most enjoyable for ages 12+. An adult, senior or student ticket must be purchased when buying a children's tickets.

Can I record the tour?

No. Recording, copying, or otherwise saving the tour is forbidden.

Do I need to have my camera/microphone on?

No. Only the guides will have their cameras and microphones on. You will be able to interact with your guides by typing questions in a Q&A box on Teams.

 

Accessibility

We are confident that our virtual visits can be enjoyed by everyone. As much of our historic site is not always accessible, due to the unique challenges of its sixteenth century design, we hope that this virtual tour will allow everyone to experience the whole Christ Church site in a fully supported and accessible way.

We will have a colleague on hand at all times to help with any technical difficulties that may arise, especially if you are new to Microsoft Teams.

Teams has the built-in ability to provide automated captions (subtitles) during the tour – let us know in advance if this would be helpful to you, and we can ensure that they are switched on.

Teams works well with screenreader technology, so accessing our tour should be straightforward. Unfortunately, the video content we will be sharing as part of the tour is not currently available for use with a screenreader. However, the video content is predominantly image-based, using high-contrast and high-resolution photos and videos, and much of the guides’ narration is explanatory and illustrative; all live scenarios will be described as far as possible.

If you would like the guide to speak more slowly you can ask them to do so via the Q&A box during the tour. You are also welcome to step away from the tour once it has started for as long as you need, without having to let us know.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch with us to discuss your accessibility needs further: tourism@chch.ox.ac.uk. All enquiries will be treated in confidence.

 

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