Museum Tours & Group Visits

Explore the museum with your group!

Museum Tours  & Group Visits


FREE Public Tour

Every Tuesday at 10:30am
Complimentary with paid admission

The Museum offers walk-in guided tours, led by trained Gallery Guides, on Tuesdays at 10:30am. Public Tours are complimentary with paid admission to the Museum and no pre-registration is required. Tours last 45-60 minutes and focus on the architecture of the historic Griswold House and the Highlights of the Permanent Collection, and are designed to be engaging, informal and dialogue-driven.  


Griswold House Multi-Media Tour

Enjoy a narrated tour of the Griswold House from the palm of your hand!  Link to our audio tour while you wander the galleries to learn more about the architecture of the historic N.A. Griswold House, or take the tour from home in preparation for your visit.  
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Guided Tours

The Newport Art Museum welcomes groups of all ages.  Our expert staff and trained Gallery Guides are dedicated to providing you and your group with a meaningful educational experience.  We offer gallery talks on a variety of topics, including Highlights from the Permanent Collection, Women of the Newport Art Association, the Architecture of the Griswold House, and the Changing Exhibits.  Check our exhibitions page for current exhibitions you may enjoy.  Be sure to leave time to revisit the galleries and the Elizabeth Conklin Museum Shop.   

Guided tours last approximately 45-60 minutes (includes check-in, orientation, and tour.)  Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.


Self-Guided Visits

Groups of ten or more visitors may elect to explore the Museum on their own.  Reservations are required at least two weeks in advance in order to receive discounted group admission rate.


Discounted Group Admission Rates

For groups of 10 or more. Does not include Gallery Guide fees.

     Museum Members free



     $5/student (age 6-college)


     Under 5 free


Guided Tour Gallery Guide fees

One Gallery Guide is assigned for every 25 guests, at $25 each



Gallery Guide fee is due two weeks prior to the tour date and is non-refundable.  Please send check (made payable to Newport Art Museum) or pay with credit or debit card.  Payment of admission charges must be made in full on the day of your visit. 



We are pleased to supply restaurant recommendations upon request.



The Newport Art Museum has on-site parking for a limited number of cars and encourages car-pooling for larger groups.  The Museum can accommodate coach busses.


Campus Accessibility

The Newport Art Museum's three-building campus includes the John N. A. Griswold House, the Cushing Memorial Gallery and the Gilbert S. Kahn Building, which houses our art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies. All three buildings are accessible to visitors using wheelchairs, walking aids, children's strollers or service animals. Our south parking lot off Downing Street provides easy access to all Museum buildings and grounds. Ramps on the south side of the Griswold House and the north side of the Cushing Gallery are accessible via the south lot, and provide access to the Griswold Houses' automatic doors.