Guiding in Museums and Art Galleries
A Half Day Seminar for Tourist Guides

Why are objects in museums? How do we guide visitors in these spaces? How do we manage controversial issues and displays? How do we see our guiding role in terms of sustainability and conservation? The “Guiding in Museums and Art Galleries” seminar looks at what tourist guides should know to guide in such places.

How do we ensure we make people feel relaxed, comfortable and inspired from our introduction and throughout the tour? Are we sure people know what we are talking about at all times? Can they see the objects we are highlighting? What is the best way to position oneself and the group in relation to the exhibits? How do we make the best of very crowded spaces and at the same time deal fairly and professionally with other groups and individual visitors? By sharing best-practice we reinforce the practicalities of museum guiding.

All of this gives us the opportunity to show the true Art of Guiding!

Guiding in Museums and Art Galleries seminar in 2011 in Madeira © FEG by Efi Kalampoukidou Guiding in Museums and Art Galleries seminar in 2011 in Madeira © FEG by Efi Kalampoukidou

All qualified tourist guides are eligible to attend.

What will the course participants will gain?

  • Updating their understanding of museum and art gallery guiding
  • Explore the tourist guide’s role in teamwork with industry partners
  • Gaining a deeper understanding of how to balance the needs and expectations of the individual visitor and operators
  • Finding specific practical skills and techniques for guiding in museums and art galleries
  • Gaining more confidence in working in museums and art galleries

General Information

The programme consists of 4 hours directed learning. It covers a range of development activities, essential in any guide training programme. The skills gained are transferable to many tourist guiding situations.

Programme trainers are FEG accredited. To achieve best possible results the number of the course participants is limited.

All trainees of the “Guiding in Museums and Art Galleries” seminar will be awarded a FEG e-certificate of attendance.

The price of this course, and all other FEG courses, varies depending on cost and demand. If you are interested in one or more courses listed on our website, please get in touch with our office for more information at