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
We will have a free, 20-30 minute tour 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 434-243-8500 and we will help you reserve your tour.
Tours by Kluge-Ruhe Staff
Tour experiences led by Kluge-Ruhe staff will be available for purchase at the UVA Box Office here. These tours are for groups who want a longer, more specialized experience. These tours can be tailored to specific learning goals or interests. Offerings include:
- 60 minute tours of the current exhibitions for 6-12 people or 13-20 people. These will cost $300 for smaller groups and $500 for larger groups and will be available twice per week at set times.
- 90 minute tours of the current exhibitions PLUS art storage for 6-12 people. These will cost $450 and will be available twice per week at set times.
- 90 minute tours of the current exhibitions and art storage, with a wine-and-cheese reception for 6-12 people. These are special experiences that cost more than $1,000. We will connect with you to schedule this kind of experience.
UVA faculty who wish to book a tour with a Kluge-Ruhe staff person are exempt from the obligation to purchase tours and should inquire by contacting Henry Skerritt at firstname.lastname@example.org.