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Group Sales at the Barnes

The Barnes offers special packages for group visits, tours, and dining for groups of ten or more. Enjoy a visit to the Barnes with your family, colleagues, or students.

Please note: The second-floor galleries are closed until Sept. 13 for a floor refinishing project; however, some major works are on view in Matisse & Renoir: New Encounters at the Barnes, June 23–Sept. 8, in our Roberts Gallery.

Group Visits

Groups of ten or more receive discounted admission and tours of the Barnes. Explore our group visit options below. All group visits include:

  • Choice of docent-led tour, self-guided standard visit, and self-guided plus visit
  • Option of private group tours outside public hours
  • Expedited check-in and priority access to the collection
  • Flexible, discounted dining options
  • Private indoor dining in the Maguire Garden Pavilion
  • Discounts at the Barnes Shop
  • Complimentary policy ratio
  • Access to special exhibitions

Docent-Led Tours
A docent-led tour is the ultimate way to experience the Barnes and understand the principles that founder Albert Barnes called the “universal language of art.” Enjoy a 60-minute tour with our specially trained docents (one docent provided per six people; subject to change with capacity restrictions). Includes self-guided access for the remainder of your visit.

Self-Guided Visits (Standard & Plus)
Tour for as long as you like, at your own pace, with a self-guided standard visit. Or dive deeper into the artists and stories behind the works in the collection with a self-guided plus visit, which begins with a 30-minute presentation by one of our docents. Self-guided groups are encouraged to use Barnes Focus—our free mobile guide to the galleries. This is a great way to explore the collection and learn something new.

To plan a group visit, email us or call 215.278.7220. Group visits and tours are available Thursday through Monday, 10am – 5pm.

Virtual Tours

Enjoy a visit to the Barnes without leaving home. Custom virtual tours of the collection and special exhibitions are now available. Invite your friends to this interactive 60-minute program. Explore tour themes or create your own.

Email us or call 215.278.7220.

College & Student Group Visits

College Groups
Book a 60-minute docent-led tour with self-guided access afterward. $150 for up 15 students; $10 for each additional student. Book a self-guided visit and explore for as long as you wish. $5 per student; ten-person minimum.

K–12 Student Tour Operators

  • Docent-Led Tour: $10 per person weekdays; $15 per person weekends. Includes a 1-hour tour with one of our specially trained docents followed by self-guided collection access.
  • Self-Guided Plus: $7 per person weekdays; $10 per person weekends. Begins with a 30-minute overview of the collection and the history of the Barnes, followed by self-guided collection access.

To book a tour, email us or call 215.278.7220. Groups options are available Thursday through Monday, 10am – 5pm.

Group Dining at the Barnes

The Maguire Garden Pavilion is the ideal venue for groups of all sizes. This beautiful setting boasts floor-to-ceiling windows that overlook a serene garden courtyard. Groups will enjoy a sustainable and ethically sourced meal provided exclusively by Constellation Culinary Group. Explore the menus, and ask your Barnes group visit manager about adding group dining to your experience.

Hot off the Presses

A keepsake and collection guide, The Barnes Foundation Handbook offers a detailed look at highlights of the Barnes collection, including important paintings by Van Gogh, Cézanne, Renoir, and Matisse, as well as metalwork, ceramics, textiles, furniture, and sculptures from Africa, Asia, and North America. Order now and we’ll distribute the books upon your group’s arrival.


Enhance your experience by visiting new exhibitions every year that spotlight post-impressionist, modern, and contemporary art.

Meet the Team

Colleen Delaney Humes

Sales Manager, Groups and Events

Born and raised just outside of Philadelphia, Colleen is a proud member of the Barnes team. She offers a warm welcome and a wide range of knowledge for all clients. She enjoys collaborating with tour operators and group leaders to create unforgettable experiences.