Groups

Dates that are fully booked for 2018

We are happy to work alongside all who wish to visit and we will accommodate your groups when we can. As with all attractions we have capacity numbers we need to adhere to for the enjoyment and safety of all who visit, so on the days when we are fully booked we will offer to place the group on the waiting list and we will let you know if a space becomes available. If the group are placed on the waiting list it does not guarantee a slot will be come available and that the group will be able to visit. 

Please do not advise groups without a written confirmation or entry time to come along anyway or go in the individuals queue as this causes a great deal of difficulty and embarrassment at the gate as they will be turned away. This puts the staff on duty in an awkward and challenging position as some group leaders have refused to follow the staffs guidance in the past and have tried to undermine our policy by splitting their large group into smaller groups of 14 or fewer people and going in the individuals queue, which is not allowed.

Please see below the list of fully booked dates:

This list will be updated regularly

Saturday 23 June 2018- Fully booked all day
Sunday 24 June 2018- Fully booked all day
Sunday 1 July 2018-  Fully booked all day
Tuesday 3 July 2018 - Fully booked all day
Thursday 5th July 2018 - Fully booked all day
Saturday 7 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Sunday 8 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Monday 9 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Tuesday 10 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Wednesday 11 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Thursday 12 July 2018 - Fully booked all day
Friday 13 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Saturday 14 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Sunday 15 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Monday 16 July 2018 - Fully booked all day
Tuesday 17 July 2018 - Fully booked all day 
Wednesday 18 July - Fully booked all day
Thursday 19 July 2018 - Fully booked all day
Friday 20 July- Fully booked all day
Saturday 21 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Sunday 22 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Monday 23 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Tuesday 24 July 2018-  Fully booked all day
Wednesday 25 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Thursday 26 July 2018-  Fully booked all day
Friday 27 July 2018 - Fully booked all day
Saturday 28 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Sunday 29 July 2018- Fully booked all day
Monday 30 July 2018 - Fully booked all day
Tuesday 31 July 2018 - Fully booked in the afternoon
Wednesday 1 August 2018- Fully booked in the afternoon
Thursday 2 August 2018- Fully booked all day
Friday 3 August 2018- Fully booked in the morning
Sunday 5 August 2018- Fully booked all day
Sunday 12 August 2018- Fully booked all day

 

Entry Arrangements

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 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 adults at all times.

Minimum adult to child/student ratio:

11-17 years - 1:15-20

6-10 years - 1:10

4- 5 years - 1:5

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 at all times 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

January to June & September to December 2018

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 £3.75
Concessions* £6.55 £5.70 £5.15 £3.75 £2.75
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.

 

July - August 2018

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 £9.30 £8.40 £7.95 £6.55 £5.60
Concessions* £8.40 £7.45 £7 £5.70 £4.65
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.