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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

Free Thursday Tours

Thursday Tours
12:15–1 pm

These free, lunch-hour exhibition tours are available on a drop-in basis.  A friendly and informed community docent will meet you in the Atrium before the guided gallery tour. The tour topics are:

23 January The Pathos of Mandy: Walter Scott

6 February Inuuqatikka: My Dear Relations

20 February Face of the Sky: From the Collections

5 March From Tudor to Hanover: British Portraits, 1590–1800

19 March Quest for Colour: Five Centuries of Innovation in Printmaking
and Playing Doctor: General Idea Multiples

9 April B-Side Agnes Etherington: Paul Litherland

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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.

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

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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