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Audio Tours

Download our adult and family tours app, Audio Tours at The Barnes Foundation, for free on your Apple or Android device (iTunes store or Google Play). Or, pick up an audio guide on-site; it's included with collection admission. Available in English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.

Guided Tours of the Barnes Collection

Enjoy a docent-led tour of the Barnes's legendary collection of post-impressionist and early modern art. Our docents, graduates of the educational program that Dr. Barnes founded, will lead you on an exciting voyage of discovery, as they discuss works in the collection and reveal the thinking behind the extraordinary presentation of these masterpieces. Tour lasts one hour and you are welcome to view the collection afterwards at your leisure.

Book your tour today.

Premier Tour

$60; $30 members

Tuesdays, 4–5:30 pm

In the most exclusive offering, enjoy an intimate tour of the legendary collection on a day the Barnes is closed to the public.  During this extended 90 minute tour led by docents and graduates of the Barnes’s intensive three-year courses, you will gain insights into masterpieces in the collection, their unique “ensemble” arrangement and other stories about Dr. Barnes and the Foundation.  

Includes private access to the Barnes Shop. 

Book your Premier Tour today.


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Philadelphia, PA 19130

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