Christ Church Picture Gallery
- 01865 276172
- Christ Church (Entrance to the Gallery is via Canterbury Gate at Oriel Square) (map of this place)
- OX1 1DP
- October – June: Monday, Wednesday to Saturday (closed on Tuesdays) 10.30am – 1pm and 2 – 5pm; Sunday 2 – 5pm. July – September: Monday to Saturday 10.30am – 5pm; Sunday 2 – 5pm
Christ Church is unique among the Oxford and Cambridge colleges in possessing an important collection of Old Master paintings and drawings, housed in a purpose-built Gallery of considerable architectural interest in itself. The collection consists of some 300 paintings and almost 2000 drawings and is strongest in Italian art from the 14th to the 18th century.
The internationally renowned drawings collection in the Picture Gallery at Christ Church is regarded as one of the most important private collections of Old Master drawings in the country. These small in-house exhibitions are changed about every three months to enable the public to see a varied selection from this part of the collection.
Admission: £5/£3. Free to members of Oxford University and Art Fund.