The Addison welcomes adult and community groups to engage with the Addison’s exhibitions and collections. Whether you select a brief introduction to the museum or a comprehensive tour of the galleries, education staff will work with you to customize your visit to provide background on the museum along with selected highlights or in-depth viewing of the exhibitions.
Adult and community groups of 8 or more may request a free guided tour, Tuesdays-Fridays, 10am-3pm. A tour of the exhibitions may be complemented by a visit to the Museum Learning Center with advance arrangements.
Please note: Your group is welcome to view the exhibitions on your own, but we require that groups of 8 or more contact the education department in advance to make a reservation.
While tours are free, individual and group donations are gladly accepted.
Arranging an Adult Group Visit
1. Explore the exhibitions pages or contact education staff to determine which exhibition(s) is/are of most interest for your group.
2. Select a few possible dates and times to visit the gallery, Tuesday-Friday, 10am-3pm. Introductory/orientation tours can be 15-20 minutes, while more exploratory tours can last up to 90 minutes, depending on the exhibition/s selected.
3. You might also consider identifying themes that can be further explored in the Museum Learning Center by browsing the MLC Portfolios or the Addison Collections Database.
4. AT LEAST FOUR WEEKS IN ADVANCE and preferably more to assure a reservation, email or call with the information on the Adult Tour Request Form. You will be contacted as soon as possible to confirm your visit day and schedule.
Area Restaurants for Groups
Andover Inn Special Menus for Addison Groups