Explore the architecture, collections, history, and special exhibitions of the Yale Center for British Art with a docent-led tour.


In-person tours are limited to fifteen people and spaces are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Reservations are not required. Meet in the Entrance Court.

Masks are required for all tours, groups, and programs.

See our general visitor guidelines here.

For more information, please contact our Education department. 

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Introductory Tour

Thursdays and Saturdays at 11 am

Join our museum docents for a guided introduction to the Yale Center for British Art, its collections, and iconic modernist building designed by architect Louis I. Kahn. Tours will highlight the breadth of works on view in the fourth-floor galleries—including masterpieces by John Constable, Joshua Reynolds, George Stubbs, and J. M. W. Turner.

Special Exhibition Tour: Bill Brandt | Henry Moore

Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm

Join our museum docents for a guided tour of Bill Brandt | Henry Moore. This exhibition features images from the Second World War, setting their production within the visual culture of the war, and examines the parallel and intersecting paths of the two artists through the postwar period.

Private and School Tours

Guided tours of the collections are offered by our Education department. The museum's docents lead interactive tours for private groups and visiting school children of all ages and abilities. Upon request, tours may be customized to connect content from the collections to specific interests or class curricula.

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Smartify app

The Smartify mobile app offers users an in-depth guide to works in the Yale Center for British Art’s collection as well as detailed information about its landmark building, designed by Louis I. Kahn. Download Smartify on your iOS or Android device or take a tour through your web browser.

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Yale University Art Gallery

The Yale Center for British Art is directly across the street from the Yale University Art Gallery, making it easy to visit both museums on the same day. Visit the Gallery's website to learn more about their collections, special exhibitions, and programs

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