Docent-Led Tours

Tuesday - Friday: 10 AM - 2 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 3 PM
Sunday: 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM

**Please note: tour times and availability are subject to change. To guarantee a docent-led tour, see below for appointment information.

Tours may be a half-hour to one hour long. An instructor must accompany college classes, and K-12 classes must provide one chaperone per 10 children.

Tours are also available by appointment.
To schedule a tour, please email tours@timkenmuseum.org or call 619.239.5548 x109. 

Tours in Spanish, German, Dutch, Polish, Italian, Filipino and Russian are available by appointment. Please allow at least one week in advance of the tour date. Subject to docent availability.

Learn more about our docent-led school programs.


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. 

Traditional audio tour head sets are available at the museum gift shop: $5 for one person or $8 for two people. There is no charge for members.


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 or call 619-239-5548 x109.