Christchurch Picture Gallery
Christchurch, one of Oxford's most renowned university colleges, possesses an important collection of about 300 paintings and 2,000 drawings, mainly by the Italian masters. Works by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Raphael and Rubens are to be seen here, along with examples from Van Dyck, Frans Hals and Hugo van der Goes. The entire collection cannot be displayed at one time because of space constraints, but the exhibition changes every few months. There are also displays of 18th-century glass and Russian icons. Budget at least an hour to soak up the lovely sights.
Address: Entrance in the Canterbury Quadrangle, Christchurch College
Telephone: (0)1865 276172
Opening times: October to May: Open Monday and Wednesday to Saturday, from 10.30am to 1pm and 2pm to 4.30pm, and on Sundays from 2pm to 4.30pm. June: Open Monday and Wednesday to Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm, and on Sundays from 2pm to 5pm. July, August and September: Open Monday to Saturday from 10.30am to 5pm, and on Sundays from 2pm to 5pm
Admission: Â£3 (adults), Â£2 (concessions)