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Students from Queen's International Centre enjoy a tour of "A Story of Canadian Art." Photo: Tim Forbes
Professor Stephanie Dickey leads a tour. Photo: Tim Forbes
Artist Ciara Phillips introduces her piece, Workshop, a space for collective creation/action. Photo: Tim Forbes

Group Tours

ARTH120 Feb 2016 visit. Photo: Tim Forbes

Photo: Tim Forbes

We offer guided tours to groups. If you are looking to book a school tour, see our section on School Programs.

Step Back in Time Tour
Group Tour offered June–December 2019
Length of Tour: 45 minutes

Your group will enjoy a charming, information-rich guided tour offering up-close insights into two special exhibition features on view this summer and fall, with a focus on our rare historical collections:

Stepping Out: Clothes for a Gallery Goer immerses you, decade-by-decade, in fashion with unique Kingston connections and art spanning 1890 to 1970. Curator Alicia Boutilier’s delightful, inventive “parings” of paintings and historic dress expose changing aesthetics through the period.

In The Bader Gallery, meet the genius of world-renowned Dutch Master, Rembrandt van Rijn and his circle, represented here in Leiden circa 1630: Rembrandt Emerges.

How to Book: Complete the form below. All bookings will be confirmed by email.
Tours are $7 person, minimum 10, maximum 25 people. Children 12 and under are free.

Tours may be booked during open hours only, subject to availability. Please note, a minimum of 2 weeks’ advance notice is required for tour requests.

We are open:
Tuesday–Friday, 10 am–4:30 pm
Thursday, 10 am–9 pm
Saturday and Sunday, 1–5 pm
Holiday Mondays, 1–5 pm (May–September)


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Birthday Parties

The Agnes offers birthday parties for children ages 6‒12 years. This 2-hour program features a 90-minute gallery tour and art-making workshop, followed by your 30-minute celebration. We facilitate the fun and supply art materials; you bring the refreshments and treats.

Birthday parties can be scheduled Saturdays and Sundays, between 1 and 5 pm. Please call us 3–4 weeks in advance to plan a party. For more information and to make a booking, please contact the Program Coordinator at 613.533.6000 x 77053 or email

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