Tour the Museum

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Tour the Museum


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.


Free Guided Tours every Tuesday!

Please join us Tuesdays at 10:30 am for a tour with one of our trained Gallery Guides, free with admission. 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.  


Guided Tours for Groups

Make your visit to the Museum unforgettable with a Guided Tour led by one of our experienced staff members. Tours can be arranged for any group size and age, and customized to align with group interests and school curriculum needs. Learn more about our Guided Tours below.

Youth School Tours

Language of Art Tour

Adult Tours




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.


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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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.