The Walters Art Museum

Visit the Walters Art Museum

Walk-in Tours

Every Sunday, 1-2 p.m.
Free unless otherwise noted
Meet in the Centre Street lobby

Each Sunday, enjoy a tour of a different part of the collection, with a museum-trained docent. No reservations are required. Just walk in and enjoy!

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Guided Tours of the Featured Ticketed Exhibition

Free with price of admission or free for members
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During each special exhibition, we offer guided tours of the exhibition. These tours are included with the price of admission or free for members. Exhibition tours are held every Sunday at 1 p.m. Tour groups meet in the Centre Street lobby.

Member Tours

Free for members
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Members have the opportunity to join a Walters expert for an intimate tour. Please meet us in the Centre Street inner lobby. These are members-only tours. Tour schedules and topics are subject to change.

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All Upcoming Tours

Walk-in Tour—Anat to Zeus: Explore the Ancient World
Sunday, June 25, 2017
01:00 PM
Enjoy a free, docent-led tour highlighting the art of the ancient world. Learn about life and death in these civilizations as we examine art relating to war, mythology, politics, and day-to-day life.
Walk-in Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Sunday, July 02, 2017
01:00 PM
Explore painting, sculpture and the decorative arts from ancient times to the 19th century. Come experience a sampling of what the museum has to offer!
Walk-in Tour: Skulls and Bones
Sunday, July 09, 2017
01:00 PM
Satisfy your morbid curiosity on this free docent-led tour of all things deathly. Explore a variety of scary and fascinating images through the ages, from secretive skulls to ancient human and animal mummies.
Walk-in Tour—Italy Anew: A Focus on the Renaissance
Sunday, July 16, 2017
01:00 PM
Take a closer look at Renaissance greats on this free, docent-led tour of Renaissance art. The Walters' collection of European Renaissance art features one of the most significant holdings of Italian paintings in the Americas, as well as sculpture, furniture, ceramics, metalwork, jewelry, arms and armor, and locks and keys.
Walk-in Tour—From Rye to Raphael: The Walters Story
Sunday, July 23, 2017
01:00 PM
Learn about the fascinating story of William T. Walters and his son, Henry, and how they amassed their collections throughout their lives and travels on this free docent-led tour. We’ll explore the Walters’ tastes, varied art collections, and legacy to the City of Baltimore while viewing the paintings and sculptures they purchased.
Walk-in Tour: Eat, Drink, and Be Merry!
Sunday, July 30, 2017
01:00 PM
Throughout the ages, people have always found time to celebrate. Join us on this free docent-led tour as we explore the celebration of food and drink in objects from Ancient Greece through the 19th century.
Walk-in Tour: Fashion in Art
Sunday, August 06, 2017
01:00 PM
Feel free to ask, ‘What are you wearing?’ on this stylish tour of the fashions represented in the Walters’ collection. From Egyptian sandals to Art Nouveau brooches, explore how people dressed through the ages on this free docent-led tour.
Walk-in Tour—Portraits: Faces through the Ages
Sunday, August 13, 2017
01:00 PM
Examine personalities in painting and sculpture from ancient times through the 19th century. Meet a few of the characters in The Walters’ collection on this free docent-led tour.
Walk-in Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Sunday, August 20, 2017
01:00 PM
Journey back to the 17th century, as you marvel at one of the most unusual and popular galleries in the museum. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a European collector’s home, complete with artworks and natural wonders from around the world. You will be fascinated as you examine the paintings, sculptures, animals, insects, and shells that fill this amazing space.
Walk-in Tour: The Chamber of Art and Wonders
Sunday, August 20, 2017
01:00 PM
Journey back to the 17th century, as you marvel at one of the most unique and popular galleries in the museum. The Chamber of Art and Wonders replicates a collector’s home, complete with artworks and natural wonders from around the world.
Walk-in Tour: Castles and Cathedrals
Sunday, August 27, 2017
01:00 PM
Step into medieval European life on this free docent-led tour, which examines castles and cathedrals in medieval art. Learn about the importance of these buildings in people's lives during this period.
Walk-in Tour: Highlights of the Walters
Sunday, September 03, 2017
01:00 PM
Take in a panoramic view of painting, sculpture, and the decorative arts from ancient times to the 19th century. Explore some of the museum’s most intriguing works on this free docent-led tour.