Tours, Print Room Visits, and Hire

Drawing of Mrs Showell, and early guide at the Picture GalleryGeneral Tours

Every Thursday at 2.30pm visitors can join a general tour of the collection and its history.  The tour is free with the price of admission.

Group Visits

In order to avoid over-crowding and possible danger to the paintings on display, group visits are restricted to a maximum of 12 visitors per group and should be pre-booked.  Please give at least one week's notice of your visit. Group leaders are free, but members of your party pay the standard admissions charge (£6 Adults & £3 Concessions).

Special Tours

Tours and seminars can be pre-booked and tailored to suit the interests of your party. A maximum of 12 people can take part in a tour at one time. Charges apply for these visits. For further details, please contact the Picture Gallery

Print Room Visits

The Print Room is open by appointment only. Visitors and scholars should indicate their specific interest in the drawings collection and should arrange their visits well in advance as access is limited and not always possible. Group visits to the Print Room can also be arranged but are restricted to a maximum of five people at one time.

Photographic Requests

Photographic requests for images in the collection (including the Christ Church collection of portraits) should be addressed to the Picture Gallery's Curatorial Assistant, who can also provide information about charges and reproduction rights.

Picture Gallery Hire

The Picture Gallery can be hired as a venue for private functions and drinks receptions. The juxtaposition of a prize-winning modern building with the Old Master paintings and drawings, makes the Gallery an interesting and intimate venue.

Thomas Rowlandson (after John Nixon), 
Mrs Showwell, a scout at Christ Church acting as a gallery guide (1807)