Many of our daily tours are small and intimate like this one.

Our knowledgeable gallery guides are passionate about sharing our artwork with you!

A tour of the current exhibitions by our director Margo Smith. Photo by Tom Cogill.

A four year old makes his own echidna from playdough and pipe cleaners on a preschool tour.

Education staff provide a tour for our federal government's emerging leaders.

Kindergarteners practice their dots in a post-tour activity.

Like many museums, our COVID-19 closure gave us time to evaluate how things were working and how we wanted to change and grow. To make tour times and frequency more accessible, we’ve changed how we are offering tours at Kluge-Ruhe. Tours now fall into two categories:

Free, Guided Tours offered Daily

Free, 20-30 minute tours are offered every day we are open at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm, led by a volunteer guide. Reservations to visit the museum are encouraged, but an additional reservation is NOT needed to attend the tour. If you are visiting with a group of 16 people or less, you can simply make a reservation at, or close to, the tour time you prefer. If you are visiting with a group of more than 16 people, please call the museum at 434-243-8502 and we will help you reserve your tour.

Tours by Kluge-Ruhe Staff

For those who would like a longer, more specialized experience, staff tours are available on a case-by-case basis with the assumption of a donation to account for the staff member’s time. These tours can be tailored to specific learning goals or interests.

UVA faculty and Virginia public schools who wish to book a tour with a Kluge-Ruhe staff person are exempt from the donation obligation and should inquire by contacting Lauren Maupin at


Do you love Kluge-Ruhe? Are you interested in becoming a gallery guide? Click here to learn more about volunteering at Kluge-Ruhe.