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.
Access the tour at http://griswoldhousetour.org.
Our Guided tours are an interactive blend of art, history, cultural context, architecture, and visual literacy, ensuring an unforgettable Museum experience. Explore the architecture of our historic buildings, learn more about the social and historical context of the permanent collection, hear about the visionary women who were the force behind the Newport Art Association, and gain insight into artists' motivation, messages and techniques in our changing exhibits. We take an interactive approach to learning and tours can be arranged for any group size and age.
Guided tours last approximately 45-60 minutes (includes check-in, orientation, and tour.) Reservations are required at least three weeks in advance.
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
Under 5 free
Student & School Tour Group Admission Rates: Youth & School Tours
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Guided Tour Gallery Guide fees
One Gallery Guide : 15 guests
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.
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.