Volunteer Guides

Volunteer Guides

The Volunteer Guide Program at the ANU was established in 2010. The guides come from diverse disciplinary and professional backgrounds and have an interest in the classical and ancient world.  Apart from guiding, they meet regularly as a group.

For further information on guiding contact Philip Finley 

Lunch Time Public Tours

Lunch time public tours are held at 11 - 12 pm on the second Friday of the month, with the exception of January. 
(*March tour 12:30-1:30pm)
Bookings are not required.
Upcoming dates can be found here.

Guided Tours

Guided tours are conducted by the Volunteer Guides for community groups and the wider community Tours can be general or deal with particular aspects of the collection and can be tailored for all age groups. Tours last for 1 to 1 ½ hours, and can be booked for any time during the week. 
Bookings are required.

Bookings can be made by contacting

Jan Finley by email or on 0416 118 145
Susan Chessell by email or on 0437 979 450

Please note information about tours for schools, academics, and tour companies can be found here Curator-led tours

Annual Program of Lectures

These presentations highlight ‘insights into the Classical World’, and items in the Museum collection. The lectures are held over several mornings in January - February and June - July.

Check our events page for upcoming opportunities.


All Volunteer Guide tours and lectures are free but donations to the Museum are much appreciated. Click here for more information.

Updated:  18 May 2023/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications