10 Things to See and Do in Oxford, England


3. Sheldonian Theatre

Built between 1664 and 1669, and named after chancellor of the university at the time, Gilbert Sheldon, who was also the financial backer, the Sheldonian Theatre hosts music concerts, lectures and University ceremonies. When you enter the theater, you will be mesmerized by the breathtaking ceiling painted by Robert Streater. You can then venture to the Cupola where you have an incredible 360° panoramic view of Oxford. You can venture through the theater on your own or book a guided tour and hear about the history as you take in the sights. If you’re really lucky, you can attend a concert when on your vacation. Just make sure to check their schedule before booking your vacation and you can purchase tickets with great seats before you go.

Sheldonian Theatre

4. Christ Church Picture Gallery

Located at Christ Church, the Christ Church Picture Gallery is an art museum featuring about 300 Old Master paintings and almost 2,000 drawings. It is considered one of the most important collections in the United Kingdom with a major part of the collection being donated by General John Guise upon his death in 1765. Since then, there have been other gifts and bequests by names such as W.T.H. Fox-Strangways, Walter Savage Landor, Sir Richard Nosworthy and C.R. Patterson. The works on display here have no equal anywhere in the world. You will be totally enthralled in the magnificence of the collection and the spiritual messages contained in them. It’s a hidden treasure within Christ Church offering a spectacular exhibit, a quiet atmosphere and memories to last a lifetime.

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