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Tours at the Currier Museum of Art
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 availableAssistive listening systems are available for all public and private tours. 

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.

Individuals per Group


Private Tour - Museum Only


Private Tour - Zimmerman House Only


Private Tour – Combination Package - Museum and Zimmerman House


$160 (one docent)




$320 (two docents)




$480 (three docents)




$640 (four docents)




$800 (five docents)




Private Tour Themes
We are happy to offer a variety of themes for private tours.  Each of the tours listed below are about one hour long.

1. Welcome to the Currier 
large woven tapestry with overall design, children, men and women in medieval dress in front of castle-structures, a hunting scene in the background, lush and rich trees, vegetation, a sense of revelry and abundance. In front of tapestry, a small child pickpockets a woman dressed in wealthy attire.

The Visit of the Gypsies, c. 1510, Unknown Franco-Flemish, wool and silk 

This tour includes collection highlights, museum history, and exploration of special exhibitions throughout the year.

2. Introduction to Exploring Art 

Cous Cous, 1961-2, Joan Mitchell, oil and acrylic on canvas 

This tour will help visitors explore the basic tools and tips for looking at art and examining color, line, and form; artistic movements; and changes in art history.

3. From Anonymous to Aponovich: New Hampshire History in Art 

James Aponovich, Still Life with Chocolates, 1984.

This tour focuses on New Hampshire-based artists, or artists who have some connection to the region, from early colonial to contemporary artists.

4. Women in Art 

simple black and grey cross stands in front of seascape, base of cross enclosed in small fenced area with grass, a plaque/memorial placed in center of cross’s base
Cross By the Sea, 1932, Georgia O’Keeffe, oil on canvas 

This tour will focus on works by and of women from the earliest eras in the collection to contemporary art. Explore the lives and styles of women artists such as Georgia O’Keeffe, Lila Cabot Perry, Louise Nevelson and others, and learn how artists have depicted the female subject.

5. European and American Impressionism 
alt tag: brightly colored land and seascape, 2 figures (a mother and young son) walk across a bridge towards the viewer, dappled sunlight effects on the trees, bridge, water, boats, and buildings in background

Seine at Bougival, 1869, Claude Monet, oil on canvas 

See paintings from the era of capturing light and daily life in Europe and America. Explore works by artists such as Claude Monet, Childe Hassam, and Edmund Tarbell.