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Adult & School Tours

The Currier Museum of Art believes in fostering a relationship between the visitor and the works of art in the museum’s collection. Docents and museum educators work to actively engage visitors, encouraging them to describe what they see and think about their reactions, drawing on each visitor’s unique personality and experience.

Assistive listening systems are available for all public and private tours. Assistive listening systems available

Museum Tours   
Museum Highlights tours are available every day at 1 pm and last approximately 45 minutes. Tours  an introduction to special exhibitions. Public tours are free with admission.

Focus Tours                                                                       
Focus Tours provide an in-depth examination and discussion of a particular work, period, artist, or theme. These tours are scheduled periodically and are free with museum admission.

 Adult Tour

For a full listing of Public and Focus Tour topics, visit our events calendar.

Private Tours  
Private tours may be scheduled on a variety of topics.  Please schedule tours with us at least 2 weeks in advance.  For more information about private tour offerings or to schedule a tour, email the Group Tours Administrator at or call 603.669.6144, x113.

Private Tour Pricing

Please note: There is a flat rate for museum private tours, which includes admission to the museum.  Library passes, complimentary passes and memberships cannot be used towards the cost of a private tour, but museum members can always enjoy the daily Museum Tour at 1 pm.

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School Tours

At the Currier, students engage in effective reasoning, make judgments and decisions, solve non-familiar problems, identify and ask questions, think critically and creatively, and collaborate and communicate with peers to reach a greater understanding of works of art on display.


  • Docent-led tour: $42.00 per group of 12
  • Docent-led tour and activity: $60.00 per group of 12
  • “Preparing Students for a Visit to the Currier” PowerPoint Presentation for in-school use: no charge
  • Use of museum classrooms for lunch: no charge (for docent-led groups)
  • Self-Guided School Groups: $25 per group of 25 students and a $25 fee for use of classroom space for lunch, if applicable.



For more information about school tours or to schedule a tour please complete a Tour Request Form, email or call the Tour and Volunteer Manager at 603.669.6144, x113.



The Currier works closely with teachers to connect school curriculum and classroom focus at the museum.  Teachers may choose from the following tour themes.  Click a number to learn more.


Learning to Look: An Introduction to the Currier

Thinking Through Art: An Introduction to the Currier

K-5th Grades

6-12th Grades; College


Building Blocks of Art

Exploring the Elements of Art

K-5th Grades

6-12th Grades


New Hampshire People and Places K-12th Grades


About Face: People and Portraits K-12th Grades


You Be the Scientist! K-12th Grades


Stories in Art

Exploring Narrative in Art

K-5th Grades

6-12th Grades


What is Art? Comparing Historic and Modern Works

K-5th Grades

6-12th Grades

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