Opening Times

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. The Hall is often closed on weekdays between 11.45 and 14.00 and on Saturdays between 10.00 and 14.00 so that our students (in term) or resident guests (in vacation periods) may have lunch. Last entry into the Hall or Cathedral will be 15-30 minutes prior to the closure time detailed below. Known closures will be published on this website in advance but please note that occasionally closures may change or occur at short notice and we cannot guarantee that the Hall or Cathedral will be open at the time of your visit.

At busy times, particularly at weekends, queues will form for entry into Christ Church and also the Hall and Cathedral. Please allow extra time during this period. You may wish to consider visiting on a weekday when we are not quite as busy. Final ticket sales are at 16.15. It may be necessary for us to stop people joining the queue at 15.45/16.00 to ensure that we can close the gates at 16.15. Please ensure you factor this into your visit and arrive in good time. You are encouraged to book tickets online when possible. At peak times ticket sales may be suspended temporarily to ensure we do not exceed our capacity on-site.

Standard Opening Times

Mondays to Saturdays – 10.00 - 17.00

Sundays - 14.00 - 17.00

Last entry: 16.15
 

Opening Hours - 10 - 16 December 2018

  Mon 10 Tue 11 Wed 12 Thur 13 Fri 14 Sat 15 Sun 16
Hall

10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 12.00 &14.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 17.00

Closed

10.00 - 12.30 Viewing from the Door

Closed PM

10.00 - 17.00 

14.00 - 17.00

Cathedral

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

13.30 - 17.00

14.00 - 17.00

Quads and Cloister 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

14.00 - 17.00

Last Entry 16.15 16.15 16.15 16.15 16.15 16.15

16.15

 

Opening Hours - 17 - 23 December 2018

  Mon 17 Tue 18 Wed 19 Thur 20 Fri 21 Sat 22 Sun 23
Hall

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

15.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00 

14.00 - 17.00

Cathedral

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

Closed

Quads and Cloister 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 12.00 & 14.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

14.00 - 17.00

Last Entry 16.15 16.15 16.15 11.30 & 16.15 16.15 16.15

16.15

Please note that the Picture Gallery will be closed from Sunday 22 December to Tuesday 8 January inclusive. There is a small additional entry charge to visit the Picture Gallery.

Opening Hours - 24 - 30 December 2018

  Mon 24 Tue 25 Wed 26 Thur 27 Fri 28 Sat 29 Sun 30
Hall

10.00 - 17.00

Closed

Closed

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00 

14.00 - 17.00

Cathedral

Closed

Closed Closed 10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

14.00 - 17.00

Quads and Cloister 10.00 - 17.00 Closed Closed 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

14.00 - 17.00

Last Entry 16.15 N/A N/A 16.15 16.15 16.15

16.15

Please note that the Picture Gallery will be closed from Sunday 22 December to Tuesday 8 January inclusive

Opening Hours - 31 December 2018 -  6 January 2019

  Mon 31 Tue 1 Wed 2 Thur 3 Fri 4 Sat 5 Sun 6
Hall

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00 (Viewing from the door)

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00 

14.00 - 17.00

Cathedral

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

14.00 - 17.00

Quads and Cloister 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00 10.00 - 17.00

10.00 - 17.00

14.00 - 17.00

Last Entry 16.15 16.15 16.15 16.15 16.15 16.15

16.15

Please note that the Picture Gallery will be closed from Sunday 22 December to Tuesday 8 January inclusive