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Tour Days

Enjoy a guided tour by one of our specially trained Docents. No reservations are necessary for groups individuals and groups smaller than 10. Meet at the Visitor Services Desk. For Tours last approximately 40 minutes.

Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday & Statutory Holiday at 1pm

Family Day, February 20 | Good Friday, April 14
AGH Members: Free | Non-Members: Free with AGH admission

Please arrive five minutes early to purchase admission and/or receive your entry sticker from AGH Visitor Services. NOTE: thre AGH is closed December 25, 26 and January 1, 2017.

Planning a large group to attend at Tour Day? No problem!
Please call the Education Department in advance of your visit at 905-527-6610 ext. 272.

Exhibition Ticket:
AGH Members FREE | Students & Seniors $8 | Non-Members $10


Friday Free Night Tours

Tours and Gallery admission is FREE for everyone on the first Friday of every month!

Free Night tours will take on a more casual, conversational approach, and will add some interesting facts and stories to your exhibition experience.

Free Admission 4:00 - 8:00pm
Free Tours at 6:00pm


Private Group Tours

The AGH offers reduced rates to groups of 10 people or more. Led by our expert Docents, guided tours offer an engaging and insightful look at AGH exhibitions.

Group Rates (per person):
Patron Group Discount  with a Docent/Guide 






AGH Members



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

AGH Members & Reciprocals: Requesting a docent to guide your group (including other AGH Members) is subject to an administration fee of $4.00/Member.

Click here for more information on AGH Group Tours, including meal/catering options.

Questions? Please contact Laurie Kilgour-Walsh, Educator at 905-527-6610 ext. 272.


Corporate Workshops

Need to Boost Creative Thinking? Encourage Team Building?

Let us show you how art can encourage innovative thinking for progressive leadership and team building. AGH Corporate Workshops will engage employee groups in creative thinking with unique activities. Art on view at the AGH is utilized to spark discussion about various strategies for professional success. Perception and interpretation of art and images are explored and linked to innovative workplace thinking.

Morning or afternoon sessions can be booked from Tuesday to Friday. The program can be complemented by lunch, catered by our Event Services.

Please contact Laurie Kilgour-Walsh, Educator at 905-527-6610, ext. 272 to discuss program details.


Destination AGH

Photo: Mike Lalich Calling all Day Care Centres, Girl Guides, Brownies, Cubs and Scouts! Destination AGH offers groups of 15 to 60 children the chance to see fabulous Canadian and international works of art and to create masterpieces of their own.

This interactive 90 minute program is available evenings throughout the year, 6:30 - 8pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays throughout the year.

Destination AGH fees: $7.00 per child for groups of 16-30

To register or for more information about Destination AGH, please contact Laurie Kilgour-Walsh, Educator at 905-527-6610, ext. 272, or laurie@artgalleryofhamilton.com.


Touch Tours

Experience art through the sense of touch. Visitors work with specially trained Docents to explore selected works. These tours are designed with people with vision loss in mind, but everyone is welcome.

Fridays: May 26 at 2:00pm


FM Devices for Visitors with Hearing Loss

For all Tours, Talks and Studios, FM amplification devices are available to support visitors with special needs. When possible, please reserve in advance. Note: You will be asked to leave a piece of identification at AGH Visitor Services when you sign out your FM device.

Please contact Laurie Kilgour-Walsh, Educator at 905-527-6610 ext. 272 or email to discuss this program.

Exhibition Audio Guides

You can enjoy a guided tour at any time with an AGH Audio Guide! Learn about the artists and works on display in selected exhibitions. Note: Please be prepared to leave identification at the Visitor Services Desk when you sign out your Audio Guide.

Locate the symbol for Audio Tours under our Current Exhibitions webpage.

For arrange a Touch Tour, reserve equipment, or for information about AGH Accessibility policies, programs and access services, please contact Brigitte Huard, Interim Educator at 905.527.6610, ext. 272 or email.


Touch and Audio tours made possible by:

Audio Guides, Large Print Materials and Discovery Kits which contain tactile materials are also available on request at the Visitor Services Desk to enhance your visit. These programs are made possible by the Province of Ontario, thanks to support from Celebrate Ontario.