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Guest FAQs

  1. When is the Currier open?
  2. May I take photographs in the museum?
  3. What is the policy on baby strollers?
  4. Is there a place to check coats and bags?
  5. May I use my cell phone in the museum?
  6. Is there a chair or stool I can bring around the museum with me?
  7. Does the Currier have lost or found?
  8. Does the museum conduct appraisals?
  9. I have a work of art that I would like the museum to consider for  sale or donation. What should I do?
  10. How can I find out about getting rights to reproduce an image of an object?
  11. Is parking available at the Currier?
  12. How can I find out more about the history of the Currier?
  13. Do you schedule group tours in languages other than English?
  14. May I draw and/or paint in the museum?
  15. Where can I eat at the museum?
  16. How do I schedule a school or group tour? 
  17. Can I reserve a wheelchair?
  18. How can I see a work of art that is not on view?
  19. Do you have a library? Where is it located? When is it open? 
  20. Do I have to pay admission to visit the cafe?
  21. If visitor's can't afford the price of admission, is there a policy that allows visitors to enter for free? 
  22. Do you have a reciprocal agreement with other museums in regards to admissions?
  23. What do I do if the fire alarm goes off?
  24. Do you offer art classes?
  25. Will I be photographed while visiting the museum?


1. When is the Currier open?

The museum is open six days a week:

  • Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Thursday*, Friday:  11 am – 5 pm
  • Saturday:  10 am to 5 pm
  • Tuesday:  Closed
    *first Thursday of every month:  11 am to 8 pm

The museum and its offices are closed on the following holidays:

  • New Year’s Day (January 1)
  • Independence Day (July 4)
  • Thanksgiving (fourth Thursday in November)
  • Christmas Day (December 25)


2. May I take photographs in the museum?

Personal, non-commercial photography without flash or tripod is permitted of the Currier collections (not special exhibitions). The use of flash or attachments, and movie or video cameras is not permitted in the museum without specific written permission.

3. What is the policy on baby strollers?

Strollers are generally allowed in all areas of the museum; however, there may be restrictions during periods of heavy attendance and in areas where special events are occurring. The Currier provides strollers on a first-come, first-served basis.

4. Is there a place to check coats and bags?

Yes, the Currier has a free coat check room located beside the Guest Services desk at the main entrance. All parcels, umbrellas, and backpacks must be checked, and are left at your own risk.  Secured lockers are available.

5. May I use my cell phone in the museum?

Cell phone use is not permitted in any area of the museum except for the lobby at the main entrance. We ask that all phones be set to vibrate or turned off during your visit.

6. Is there a chair or stool I can bring around the museum with me?

Yes, upon request, our Guest Services department can provide a stool for use within the galleries that is lightweight and easy to transport. We ask that the stool be returned to Guest Services at the end of your visit.

7. Does the Currier have a Lost & Found?

If you lose an item during your visit, please ask at the Guest Services desk. If you realize you lost an item after your visit, you can call Guest Services at 603.669.6144 x 108. Found items are held for a maximum of thirty days, and offered as a donation to a local charitable organization after that period. If a credit card is found, the company is immediately notified, and the card destroyed after a one week period.

8. Does the museum conduct appraisals? 

The Currier can not appraise or give financial evaluations of works of art. Please contact one of the following organizations: American Society of Appraisers; Appraisers Association of America; or Art Dealers Association of America.

9.    I have a work of art that I would like the museum to consider for sale or donation.  What should I do?

Please feel free to phone our Guest Services department at ext. 108. Based on the type of work that you have, we will direct you to the appropriate curator.

10.  How can I find out about getting rights to reproduce an image of an object?

To request rights to reproduce an image of an object, visit our rights & reproductions page or contact our registrar at 603.669.6144 x 137.

11. Is parking available at the Currier?

Yes, there is ample free parking in the Currier’s parking lot, as well as free parking on several of the public streets that border the Museum and Currier Art Center.

12. How can I find out more about the history of the Currier?

If you would like to know more about the history of the Currier, we have a History Gallery at the museum. You can also find details of the museum's history here.

13. Do you schedule group tours in languages other than English?

The Currier currently offers guided group tours in French with prior arrangements via our group tours department. With a two week advance request, we can also accommodate tours for the hearing-impaired with signing. For such arrangements, please call 603.669.6144 x 113.

14. May I draw and/or paint in the museum?

We encourage drawing (pencil only) in the galleries, and even have sketchbooks available for loan at the Guest Services desk or for purchase in the Museum Shop. Drawing will be restricted only when the galleries are too crowded in the opinion of the security staff, or because of restrictions placed on special exhibitions. Special permission must be obtained for painting in the gallery.

15. Where can I eat at the Museum?

The Winter Garden Café
The café offers visitors a unique selection of fresh sandwiches, salads, and daily specials.
Sit down, relax, and refresh.

CAFÉ HOURS: 11 am-3:30 pm weekdays, open at 10 am Saturday
Closed Tuesday

16. How do I schedule a school or group tour?

For details of the various programs and tours available to schools and groups. Or you can call our group tour administrator at ext. 113.

17. Can I reserve a wheelchair? 

We do have wheelchairs available for your visit, on a first-come, first-served basis. You may call our Guest Services desk at ext. 108 to check availability prior to your visit.

18. How can I see a work of art that is not on view?

While visiting the museum, you may use our computer kiosk, located in the main entrance lobby. Our Currier Collections Online shares information on each piece in our collection, and indicates if it is currently on display.

19. Do you have a library? Where is it located? When is it open?

Yes, the Currier has a reference library, which is located on the lower level of the museum. 
 
HOURS: The library is open to guests on Thursdays or by appointment. CONTACT INFORMATION: 603-669-6144 x 127 
library@currier.org 

20. Do I have to pay admission to visit the café?

No, payment of admission is not required in order to visit our Winter Garden café, or to visit our museum shop. Check-in at our Guest Services desk is required prior to entrance.

21. If guests can’t afford the price of admission, is there a policy that allows guests to enter for free?

We offer free admission hours to New Hampshire Residents on Saturday mornings from 10a.m. to 12p.m.  Many area libraries also have admission passes which can be checked out for use.  Please check with your local library.

22. Do you have a reciprocal agreement with other museums in regards to admissions?

Members of the Currier do have reciprocity with some other museums, dependant upon the level of their membership. Or, you may call our membership department at ext. 152.

23. What do I do if the fire alarm goes off?

Immediately upon activation of the fire alarm system, staff and guests are required to immediately exit the building via the closest exit. Time should not be wasted in exiting as every alarm should be treated as a real fire emergency. Elevator use is prohibited during a fire drill or related evacuation procedure. Once outside of the building all building and driveway entrances must be kept completely clear to ensure the unhindered response of the Fire Department.

24. Do you offer art classes?

Yes, the Currier Art Center has a variety of classes suited to a wide range of age and experience levels. Or, you may call the Art Center directly at ext. 122.

25. Will I be photographed while visiting the museum?

The Currier Museum of Art may photograph, film, or videotape guests for educational and promotional purposes. Visitation is implied consent for the use of the guest’s likeness, voice, or video image for marketing purposes.