Gallery Tours and Talks

We offer a range of talks, tours and workshops designed specifically for adults throughout the year. There are individual public events listed in the What’s On section or you can request a specific talk for a group.


Understanding Art is a four week course each spring. We create a theme that brings collections and exhibitions together over four Black Country and Birmingham galleries, with one session being held at each venue. We encourage you to come and question and discuss approaches with us. Keep an eye on the What’s On section for the next course.


Collection Talks
Hear about the fascinating life of Jacob Epstein, find out about his artistic family and see the collections that include works by Monet, Picasso and Van Gogh.

We offer FREE introductory talks about the family history and the collection every Saturday at 1pm, meet in the main hall of the Garman Ryan Collection Galleries on Floor 1. Talks last approximately 20 minutes.

FREE Drop in, no booking required.


Behind the Scenes tours
We offer behind the scenes tours to explore the hidden depths of the gallery. These are only available as part of special event days or you can arrange a bespoke tour for your group.


Private Tours
A private tour for your group about the collection can be arranged.


Accessible Tours
We aim to provide tours that best cover your needs and interests, for example, audio described tours and BSL tours can be arranged on request, as well as a range of guided touch tours that can be tailored to meet individual or group requirements.


Please contact Catherine James, Education Assistant with any queries

T: 01922 654411