Visiting the Museum

Glencairn Museum offers a variety of tours, events, exhibitions, concerts and educational programs year-round. The Museum is closed Mondays.

There are occasional closings and tour cancelations due to public and private events. Please see below or call 267.502.2600 before your visit to see if there are any closings.

Please choose one of the following ways to visit Glencairn Museum:


Tour reservations are strongly recommended. Call 267.502.2990 or email to reserve your tour.

Highlights Tour
Tuesday—Friday 2:30 pm
Weekends 1:00, 2:30 & 3:00 pm
By appointment

"Time Travelers": A Family Backpack Tour
Weekends 1:45 pm
By appointment

Please note: the Highlights tour and "Time Travelers" tour are not offered during our annual Festvals. During Christmas at Glencairn the Highlights tour is available at 3:00 pm on weekends; the "Time Travelers" tour is only available by appointment.


(Great Hall and Upper Hall; self-guided)
Weekends 1:00 to 4:30 pm
Donations welcome


Tuesday-Friday 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Weekends 1:00 to 4:30 pm


Click here to see the current and upcoming exhibitions.
Included in guided tours
Self-guided viewing, weekends 1:00 to 4:30 pm, donations welcome
By appointment


See our calendar of upcoming events for dates and times. Events include Festivals, Concerts, Workshops, and Open Houses.


Tours will not be available:

  • Sunday, October 29, 2017, due to the Medieval Festival
  • Sunday, November 5, 2017, due to the Heritage Duo Ensemble concert
  • Monday, December 11 and Tuesday, December 12, 2017, due to the Glencairn Sing Christmas Concert
  • Sunday, March 18, 2018, due to the Elizabeth Pitcairn concert
  • Sunday, April 22, 2018, due to the Sacred Arts Festival
  • Sunday, April 29, 2018, due to the Posaune Decouple concert

The Museum is closed Mondays (except during the Christmas season). The Museum will also be closed:

  • Thursday, November 23, 2017, due to Thanksgiving
  • Monday, December 11, 2017
  • Sunday, December 24 and Monday, December 25, 2017, due to Christmas
  • Sunday, April 1, 2018 due to Easter
  • Wednesday, July 4, 2018 due to Independence Day