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Tom Tower

A420, Oxford OX1 1DP, UK

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About Tom Tower

Tom Tower is a bell tower in Oxford, England, named after its bell, Great Tom. It is over Tom Gate, on St Aldates, the main entrance of Christ Church, Oxford, which leads into Tom Quad. This square tower with an octagonal lantern and facetted ogee dome was designed by Christopher Wren and built 1681–82.


Attractions near Tom Tower

The Story Museum0.1km from Tom Tower

The Story Museum is a museum in Oxford, England. It aims to encourage education and support community engagement by exploring all forms of stories.  The museum was founded in 2003 and initially operated as a virtual museum with no premises of its own. It coordinated several projects and exhibitions and worked and associated with authors and illustrators including Michael Morpurgo, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Jacqueline Wilson, and Quentin Blake.

Christ Church Cathedral0.13km from Tom Tower

Christ Church Cathedral is the cathedral of the Anglican diocese of Oxford, which consists of the counties of Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and Berkshire. It is also the chapel of Christ Church at the University of Oxford. This dual role as cathedral and college chapel is unique in the Church of England. The cathedral is visited by thousands of people each year, who pray, worship or simply enjoy the stillness and profound sense of history it inspires.

Alice's Shop0.14km from Tom Tower

The Alice's Shop in Oxford is the authentic Alice in Wonderland Shop because it is part of the original story.  It was Alice's sweet shop 150 years ago.  It is now a gift shop selling gifts, souvenirs and memorabilia, all based on Alice.

Oxford Town Hall0.16km from Tom Tower

The Oxford Town Hall was built in 1931 and is a significant presence in the centre of Oxford.  The main hall features a stage and a large open polished wooden floor area, including a sizeable mezzanine floor with tiered seating. The main hall has a full digital cinema system and can accommodate up to 230 theatre style, with a further 70 seats in the mezzanine floor.

The Bate Collection of Musical Instruments is a collection of historic musical instruments, mainly for Western classical music, from the Middle Ages onwards. It has the most comprehensive collection of European woodwind, brass and percussion instruments in Britain. The Bate has over 2000 instruments from the Western orchestral music traditions from the Renaissance, through the Baroque, Classical, Romantic and up to modern times.

Modern Art Oxford0.19km from Tom Tower

Modern Art Oxford is one of the UK's most exciting and influential contemporary arts organizations. Founded in 1965.  It has a national and international reputation for the quality of exhibitions, projects, and commissions, which are supported by a learning and engagement programme with audiences in excess of 100,000 each year.

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Oxfordshire is a landlocked county in the far west of the government statistical region of South East England. The ceremonial county borders Warwickshire to the north-west, Northamptonshire to the north-east, Buckinghamshire to the east, Berkshire to the south, Wiltshire to the south-west and Gloucestershire to the west.