Docent-Led Group Tours

All museum tours are FREE! Please submit a Tour Request Form to schedule your docent-led group tour. The
information gathered will be used to improve your Timken experience and tailor the tour to be more relevant to your participants.

Tours are available in Spanish, German, Dutch, Polish, Italian, Filipino and Russian and can be scheduled:

Tours can be scheduled during regular opening hours. 
10:00 AM - 4:30 PM  Tuesday through Saturday 12:00 PM- 4:30 PM Sunday

K-12 classes must provide one chaperone per 10 children.

To schedule a tour, please complete the Tour Request Form, then email vweller@timkenmuseum.org the form or call 619.239.5548 x109. Please schedule at least two weeks in advance of the tour date. Subject to docent availability. 


Audio Tours

Download the Timken app for free from the Apple’s App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Android users can access the app via the mobile web version! www.timkenmuseum.org/app. Our new app highlights the art, artists, and history of the Timken’s art collection.  Enhance your visit with a curated tour or customize your experience by selecting what you want to see and hear. 


Book a Speaker

Enjoy learning about art and the Timken’s renowned collection by scheduling a free presentation from our team of trained docents. Presentations for schools or community organizations are tailor-made for each audience and include discussions and PowerPoint visuals.

These presentations inform, delight, and make the public aware of the Putnam collection at the Timken and our exhibition and education programs. Facilitated by our trained docents, the Timken’s speakers coordinate with teachers to ensure that presentations enhance, support, and extend classroom learning.

If you would like to schedule a presentation, email tours@timkenmuseum.org, and krosenberg@timkenmuseum.org  or call 619-239-5548 x109.