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Concessions at Christ Church


Visiting information for Oxford University card holders, Oxford University alumni, OUP card holders, Oxford Residents (OX1–4) and Parishioner Pass holders. 

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Christ Church gates

Known closures for 2024 & 2025

As a working academic and religious institution, full or partial closures take place when areas are in use for private events or services. Check our known closures page to help you plan your visit.

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Visitors in the Picture Gallery

Christ Church Picture Gallery

Christ Church is unique among the Oxford and Cambridge colleges in having a large and outstanding collection of Old Master paintings and drawings.  

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Longhorn cattle grazing in the meadow

Christ Church Meadow

The Meadow is open free of charge throughout the year (except 25 December) offering a peaceful and beautiful space for everyone to enjoy. 

Visit the meadow


  • Safety and security

    • Take care - steps and paving may be uneven, and slippery when wet.
    • Private areas are clearly marked. Please do not attempt to enter them.
    • Skateboards, scooters, and any type of bicycle are not permitted on site. Please do not attempt to enter with them.
    • Please refrain from obstructing paths and passages.
    • Take your litter home with you. Picnics are not permitted inside Christ Church.
    • Seats are available in the Cloister, Cathedral and Ante-Hall. Do not sit on steps or pathways.
    • Dogs on leads are very welcome in our Visitor Centre. However, dogs (except assistance dogs) are not permitted inside Christ Church itself.
    • Keep personal belongings (including small bags and pushchairs) with you at all times.
    • Christ Church does not have any left luggage facilities. Suitcases and luggage, and bags larger than 40cm x 30cm x 20cm (H x W x D) may not be brought on site. Please do not bring these items with you as unfortunately you will not be permitted to enter with them. Random bag checks are in operation.
    • Please be aware of the advice issued by the Police about your safety in the rare event of an armed incident.
    • CCTV images are being recorded for the purposes of crime prevention and public safety. Please contact 01865 276151 for further information about the scheme which is controlled by Christ Church.
  • Photography and filming

    Photography and filming: Photography is permitted, without tripods, provided this is for personal, non-commercial use. All requests for commercial photography and filming should be submitted to the Treasury (email:; tel: 01865 276179) seven working days in advance.

    Wedding photography is not permitted without written permission from the Treasury. Visitors dressed in wedding attire will not be allowed access to Christ Church. Professional portrait and engagement photography is also not permitted at Christ Church. Christ Church reserves the right to ask visitors taking part in wedding, engagement, portrait or commercial photography to leave the premises.

  • Getting here

    Christ Church is located on St Aldates, an easy walk of no more than a few minutes from Oxford city centre.

    You can find useful directions and guidance on traveling to Christ Church on our 'Find Us' page.

  • Guiding on site

    Guiding is suspended on site.