The Walters Art Museum


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Walk-in Tours

Each Sunday, the Walters offers a tour of a different part of the collection, with a museum-trained docent. No reservations are required. Just walk in. You can meet with the tour group in the Centre Street Lobby, near the Visitor Services Desk.

Free Tours of the Permanent Collection

Our free walk-in tours are a perfect way to obtain more in-depth information about the art on view at the Walters. These tours are suitable for a variety of visitors of all ages.

Guided Tours of the Featured Ticketed Exhibition

During each special exhibition, we offer guided tours of the exhibition. These tours are included with the price of admission or free for members. (Not a member? Sign up online today.) Exhibition tours are held every Sunday at 1 p.m.. Tour groups meet near the Visitor Services Desk.

Upcoming Tours

Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Sunday, July 27, 2014
01:00 PM
Join us for this free tour of one of the museum's unique galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th-century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. No registration required, simply show up and enjoy the tour!
Teacher Preview Tours: Ancient World
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
11:30 AM
During the teacher preview tour, you will explore the galleries with a museum educator, receive materials to help plan tours, and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding student visits.
Walk-In Tour: The Art of the Ancient World
Sunday, August 03, 2014
01:00 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Tour may include objects from ancient Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Near East, depending upon docent's preference. No reservations required; just walk in and enjoy!
Teacher Preview Tours: Conservation Secrets
Wednesday, August 06, 2014
11:30 AM
During the teacher preview tour, you will explore the galleries with a museum educator, receive materials to help plan tours, and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding student visits.
Walk-In Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Sunday, August 10, 2014
01:00 PM
“Highlights of the Walters” explores painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from antiquity to the 19th century. This is one of the free, weekly walk-in tours. No reservations are required.
Teacher Preview Tours: Stop, Look, Listen, and Touch
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
11:30 AM
During the teacher preview tour, you will explore the galleries with a museum educator, receive materials to help plan tours, and have the opportunity to ask questions regarding student visits.
Walk-In Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Sunday, August 17, 2014
01:00 PM
Join us for this free tour of one of the museum's unique galleries. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a 17th-century collection of artworks and natural wonders from around the world. No registration required, simply show up and enjoy the tour!
Walk-In Tour: Portraits: Who Am I?
Sunday, August 24, 2014
01:00 PM
"Portraits: Who Am I?" examines images of people from antiquity through the 19th century. Enjoy getting to know some of the personalities in the Walters' collection. This is one of our free, weekly docent-led tours.
Walk-In Tour: Castles and Cathedrals
Sunday, August 31, 2014
01:00 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour examining castles and cathedrals in medieval art. This is part of our weekly series of free walk-in tours highlighting different parts of the collection.
The Christmas Story in Art Walk-In Tour
Sunday, December 07, 2014
01:00 PM
In the spirit of the season, come enjoy a tour examining religious art that celebrates the story of Christmas. This tour will feature Renaissance and Baroque paintings depicting the birth of Christ. This tour is part of our free, docent led, walk-in tours. No reservations are required; just walk in and enjoy.