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Group Tours


Group Admission Rates

Group Tour Rates

Catering Options

Additional Information

FAQ

Group Tour Request Form

The AGH offers reduced rates to groups of 10 people or more, as well as providing the option for a captivating docent-led tour. We also give the option to enjoy a delicious meal from our Horse and Train Bistro or catering from Event Services (pre-arranged).

Please review all the information provided below and fill out the form to request a guided tour.


Group Admission Rates (per person without guide)

Patron
Rate
Adults $8.00
Seniors* $6.00
AGH Members FREE

*Seniors are considered 65 years of age or older. If the group2has a majority of seniors, the senior rate will apply to all participants.



Group Tour Rates (per person with guide, price includes admission)

Patron
Rate
Adults $10.00
Seniors* $8.00
AGH Members $4.00

*Seniors are considered 65 years of age or older. If the group2has a majority of seniors, the senior rate will apply to all participants.


Catering Options

  • Groups with 10 people or less can reserve a table in the Horse and Train Bistro and enjoy à la carte service.
  • Groups with more than 15 people should fill out the form below for space rental, menu options and pre-fixed pricing.


Additional Information

  • FREE weekly tours on Tour Days with admission. Please gather in front of the Visitor Services Desk before 2:00 pm. If you have a large group (over 15 people), kindly call us at 905-527-6610 ext.272 so we can plan accordingly.

  • For groups of 20 people or less: You must book at least FIVE business days in advance if requesting a guided tour. If you book a tour less than five days before, you still qualify for a group rate but the arrangement for a docent to lead your group is not guaranteed.

  • For groups with more than 20 people, or groups requiring catered meals: Arrangements must be made at least THREE weeks in advance to ensure docents or catering are properly organized. A $50.00 Cancellation Deposit is required to secure groups with more than 25 people. This amount is only charged if a group fails to cancel a tour within 24 hours notice or is a "no-show."

  • Docent-led tour rates apply to both ticketed (GALLERY LEVEL ONE) and
    non-ticketed exhibitions (GALLERY LEVEL TWO).



  • FAQs:

    • Groups wanting access to the Gallery before the regular hours of operation MUST have a guide.

    • Groups should allow at least one hour for their visits.

    • There is a maximum of 15 people per guide, so additional docents will be made available for larger groups at no extra charge.

    • Persons that are part of a group that possess a Reciprocal Agreement Membership (OAAG or NARM) do not override the AGH group tour rates listed above.



    For specific inquiries please email grouptours@artgalleryofhamilton.com


    For information about Children or School Tours, click here or contact:
    Laurie Kilgour-Walsh, Educator 905-527-6610 ext. 272

    Testimonials:

    "Had a great tour today at the Gallery. Both docents provided us with a lot of background on Napoléon and pointed out things that we would have missed on our own."
    ~ G. Kirkpatrick,
    Retired Womens University Group




    "We want to thank you for arranging for our visit and to have Bill Manson be our docent on April 24, 2012. We were pleased with the amount of background information he shared with us. It truly was a very interesting afternoon. All the ladies were impressed."
    ~ C. Stuart,
    Simcoe Book Club




    "The information provided about directions was perfect. The staff on hand were really helpful and our group loved it. Everyone raved about the exhibits."
    ~ R. Hayward, Community Projects Coordinator, Bleecker Street Housing Co-op.




    "I am a recreation therapist in a long term care facility in Hamilton and I had the immense privilege of taking some of our residents to the art gallery for a personal guided tour. We spent an hour going around the gallery and the exhibits with Maureen who took the time to answer any questions the residents had. It was a lovely experience for many of the residents who have enjoyed art throughout their lives. All of the staff at the gallery made this experience so enjoyable from start to finish; from the staff who met us in the lobby, to our docent, to the cafe staff who provided us with a great meal following the tour. The residents thoroughly enjoyed this experience."
    ~ K. Bulthuis, Schlegel Villages




    "I just wanted to say thank you so much, I can’t tell you how much (our residents) enjoyed it. It was the perfect setting, having just one person talk to them. I know it was a short tour, but that’s just what they could handle, it was perfect. They talked about it all day long to all the other people about how great it was. Most of those residents had never been to an art gallery or anything like that so they were just thrilled that they the opportunity to see all those things."
    ~ C. McMahon, Rosslyn Retirement Centre




    "A great tour with Maureen. Thank you so much for a tour through these fabulous exhibits." ~ R. Bartold



    "We all had a lovely lunch followed by a most interesting tour, we will definitely do it again."
    ~ A. Hendry, Red Hat Ladies of Burlington