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Get to Know the Museum with a Free Guided Tour

Offered seven days a week (except Monday holidays and some Community Celebrations), and free with Museum admission, tours explore highlights throughout the Museum or focus on specific areas.

All tours meet at the Sharf Visitor Center and last between 30 and 60 minutes.

For more information, please call 617-267-9300. If you are interested in scheduling a group guided tour, please get information and make reservations in Adult and University Groups.

Tours in English


Time Tour
10:30 am MFA Journey: Explore Highlights of 150 Years
11:30 am Art of Asia
12:15 pm Art of the Americas
12:30 pm 3 in 30 Minutes
1 pm Introduction to the Contemporary Collection
1:45 pm Art of Europe
2:30 pm Art of the Ancient World
3:15 pm Highlights of the Museum Collections
6:15 pm (Wednesdays only) Highlights of the Museum Collections


Time Tour
10:30 am MFA Journey: Explore Highlights of 150 Years
11 am Art of the Americas
11:30 am Art of Europe
Noon Introduction to the Contemporary Collection
12:30 pm 3 in 30 Minutes
1 pm Highlights of the Museum Collections
1:30 pm (Saturdays only) Art of Asia
1:30 pm (Sundays only) Art of the Ancient World
2:30 pm Art of the Americas
3 pm Art of Europe

Foreign Language Tours


Chaque mercredi (every Wednesday), 11:15 am

Présentation des collections du Musée


Todos los primeros Miercoles de cada mes (every first Wednesday), 6:30 pm

Introducción a las Colecciones de Arte del Museo

Made possible by The Lowell Institute.

Tours in American Sign Language

See Access Programs for more information about upcoming tours in American Sign Language.

A Feeling for Form

A Feeling for Form is a program that provides access for visitors of all ages who are blind or have low vision. This program provides an opportunity for tours of the collections through tactile exploration of selected sculpture and furniture, and through verbal description, tactile diagrams, and objects for artworks that cannot be touched. Trained Museum volunteers and Access staff lead these tours. We are currently expanding program offerings; call for more information. There is no fee for this program, but pre-registration is required. For registration, contact Hannah Goodwin at 617-369-3189, or e-mail

ESOL Tours

The MFA welcomes students at least 18 years old who are learning English and who are participating in an English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) course. The MFA has specially trained guides who provide tours for all levels of ESOL students.

ESOL tours are generally designed to be an introduction to the Museum and to include a selection of objects from the American, European, Asian, and Ancient World collections. ESOL guides are also able to work with ESOL instructors to customize tours that focus on particular parts of the Museum’s collections or that incorporate specific objects. Perform a collection search to check the availability of any specific work.

Request a Tour

One-hour, interactive ESOL tours are led by trained guides. Requests should be made at least four weeks in advance of the group visit by filling out the ESOL Tour Request Form.


ESOL tours are free. MFA group admission is $18 for students (chaperones are admitted free). Full-time undergraduate students from member schools receive free admission to the MFA.

Free admission is offered to students enrolled in ESOL programs at nonprofit agencies and community organizations. To be eligible, the recipient must be a nonprofit 501(C)3 organization that is located in New England and that would otherwise find admission cost a barrier to visiting the Museum of Fine Arts.