The Art Gallery of Windsor is committed to providing quality art programming for adults and children. The AGW offers tours for all schools, community groups such as brownies, seniors, special needs and ESL groups.
We also provide FREE Docent-guided public tours Wednesdays and Sundays!
Tour Availability: Gallery tours are available Tuesday through Friday between 9:30 am and 4:30 pm; Saturday and Sunday, 12-4 pm. A tour is 1 hour in length. A hands-on studio activity can be included with each tour. A tour and studio activity runs two hours in length. Tours are also available in French; please make this request when booking.
How Do I Book a Tour? To book a tour please contact Salina at firstname.lastname@example.org Please book your tour at least three weeks in advance. Any tours cancelled within a week of the tour date will be charged a 20% administration fee ($20 maximum). Please advise us of your special needs and of any participants that may require specific attention during the tour. Space is available for students to bring and eat a bag lunch.
Cost? The charge for a guided public tour is $6/person, $5/seniors. The introductory tour for students is $5/student, $6/tour-studio (minimum: 10; maximum: 70)
Self-Guided Group Tours (of 10 or more) should be booked two weeks in advance. The cost of a tour kit for self guided tours is $20. Please give the right of way in the gallery to guided tour groups. Adequate supervision of these groups is required. You will receive an AGW Education Kit prior to your tour. Short video documentaries on exhibiting artists are also available for $15.
Teachers: Do you have a work assignment planned for your class at the gallery? Let us know in advance. We can design a tour that will assist students in completing their assignment. Please note that the use of pens is prohibited in the galleries, and that visitors are not allowed to write against the walls. Our security guards need to know how long your group will remain in the gallery and whether pencils will be used. Security is authorized to ask inadequately supervised groups to leave the building.
To See or Not to See! Is there a single work or section of the AGW that you would specifically like your group to see or not to see? Make sure we know in advance so that the guides can plan your tour.
Unloading and Parking: The loading and unloading of students can be done in the AGW parking lot located at the south side of the building. Please ask the bus driver to park the bus along Pitt Street West. Private vehicles may use the available spaces in the AGW parking lot.
Before the tour begins, please meet at the south Gallery entrance (Pitt Street West). A tour guide will greet your group and will begin the tour. We would appreciate students having name tags to wear during the tour. You will be asked to check all bags at the main floor security desk. No chewing gum or consumption of food or drink is allowed in the Gallery, except in designated areas, as well we ask that you refrain from taking flash photographs of the artwork.
During Your Tour: 1-2 AGW Docents will be present to guide and suprevise students. We require one adult per ten students in your group. Chaperones are welcome to accompany the tour group and ensure that the artwork and walls are not touched. Please remind your students prior that the works of art must not be touched.
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