Docent-Led Group Tours

𝗩𝗶𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗮𝗹 𝗧𝗼𝘂𝗿𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗸𝗲𝗻 𝗖𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗰𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻. Visit the websites event page for more information. 

We have an amazing group of docents who will be giving live highlights tours of our collection monthly. These are FREE and no reservation required. CLICK the icon to see our calendar!  

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, and English. 

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 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 for all devices Apple, Android, and also available as a web app. We also have free wifi at the museum. 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, and  or call 619-239-5548 x109.