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Christ Church Picture Gallery

Oxford, England
+44 1865 276172
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Lovely small gallery

Great place. We went to see the animal drawings on display but the whole gallery was lovely. Lady... read more

Reviewed 22 May 2017
Louth, Lincolnshire
via mobile
Less visited art gallery in Oxford

This is a less well known gallery and entrance was £4 to see a delightful collection of pictures... read more

Reviewed 7 March 2017
Christopher R
London, United Kingdom
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Art gallery based at Christ Church College, Oxford University, contains an impressive collection of Old Masters paintings and drawing, with an emphasis on 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 and includes work by the masters; Leonardo, Michelangelo, Dürer, Raphael and Rubens. For reasons of conservation the entire drawings collection cannot be permanently on show, but a selection of drawings is always on view. 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.Please refer to website for opening hours.
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Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Great place. We went to see the animal drawings on display but the whole gallery was lovely. Lady on reception very lovely and enthusiastic. A joy.

Thank ClareofTralee
Reviewed 7 March 2017

This is a less well known gallery and entrance was £4 to see a delightful collection of pictures and artefacts bequeathed to the college. There are some important works and some excellent Italian medieval art works. Well worth the visit....Check opening hours before going!!!

Thank Christopher R
Reviewed 30 December 2016

Christ Church Picture Gallery I’m sure the gallery does indeed have the 300 paintings and 2000 drawings it claims on its website. But it’s a very small art museum, as art museums go. They try to warn you when they say “For reasons of conservation...More

1  Thank Teresa B
Reviewed 22 September 2016

A lovely small art gallery hidden at the back of Christ Church college. They have a great collection of medieval italian art and had a lovely exhibition of old master drawings.

Thank South_London87
Reviewed 9 August 2016

This is a small art museum at Christ Church, one of the Oxford University colleges. The museum apparently has a very large collection of Old Master paintings and drawings, but only a small fraction is on view at any given time. Nothing really grabbed my...More

Thank TravelFan48105
Reviewed 17 April 2016

The collection holds primarily Italian art from the Renaissance through 18th century, and you'll also find some surprise Russian religious icons and Dutch masterpieces interspersed. It's an unexpected little gem of a museum, well worth stopping for during a visit to Oxford

Thank Dyova
Reviewed 25 February 2016

I have to admit a little disappointment. The exhibition of drawings and prints rotates so that only a selection of the (big) collection is on view at any one time. We were lucky to see some brilliant Durers but missed the Leonardo (shame). There are...More

Thank giovanni579
Reviewed 6 February 2016 via mobile

The paintings are just few and not really famous! You have to pay just to see 10 minutes of a too small gallery!

1  Thank Cristina L
Reviewed 15 December 2015

The place where Harry Porter caster the sciences. A good place to visit but nothing really amazing to stay longer than 3 hours. Oxford is a small town and good for a day tour for us. Eateries limited there.

Thank Kelvin Y
Reviewed 30 October 2015

Always walked pass here ignoring it, my parents are over from Switzerland and were keen to see as much of Oxford as we could cram in so we decided to give it a go. And I was instantly smitten. Medieval paintings and old Italian Masters...More

1  Thank MissOesch
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