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.
See our general visitor guidelines here.
For more information, please contact our Education department.
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 | Marc Quinn: History Painting +
Saturdays and Sundays at 2 pm
Join our museum docents for a guided tour of Marc Quinn: History Painting +. This exhibition presents six works by British artist Marc Quinn (b. 1964), with the first displayed in the Entrance Court, and the other five on the fourth floor alongside our historical collections.
Special Exhibition Tour | The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby
Saturdays and Sundays at 1 pm, starting October 1
Join our museum docents for a guided tour of The Hilton Als Series: Njideka Akunyili Crosby. This exhibition by Njideka Akunyili Crosby (b. 1983), Yale MFA 2011, is the third and final show in a series curated by the Pulitzer Prize–winning author Hilton Als in collaboration with the YCBA and each artist. It is displayed in our second-floor galleries.
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.