Group Visits

The S.H. Ervin Gallery embraces life‐long learning, offering a variety of opportunities for adult, community and school groups to engage with our dynamic exhibition program through guided tours and public programs. Enjoy viewing an exhibition, take a tour, have morning tea at the Trust Café and enjoy the vista from historic Observatory Hill ‐ the perfect way to spend a day.

Planning Your Visit

The S.H. Ervin Gallery’s exhibitions focus on contemporary and historical Australian art. Exhibitions change regularly, with each one presenting new opportunities for learning. To get the most out of your visit, please ensure you view the Gallery’s exhibition calendar at our website

Learning Programs

Our general learning programs are listed on our website. The specific content and activities of tese programs change depending on the current exhibition. We are very happy to tailor programs to your specific needs. To talk about your visit, please contact us on: 02 9258 0122 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Exhibition Tour, 60 mins

Starting with an introduction to the galleryand followed by a comprehensive exploration of the Gallery’s current exhibition, this tour is perfect for community groups, adult education groups, interested groups of friends or school groups.

1hour. $14 / $12 concession, minimum 15, maximum 25 per group

Prices effective from 1 March 2017.

Tea, Talk and Tour

Combine your entry and tour with refreshment at the sundrenched Trust Café



Booking Information

All groups ‐ including self‐guided groups‐ must complete  and return a booking form available from our website one week before visiting. Your organisation will be invoiced for the number of people booked. Cancellations must be made 7 days before the program or a 25% fee will be incurred.

The Gallery’s preferred payment method is to invoice your organisation, however cash and credit card payments are also available. Please ensure you enter all the necessary information on your booking form including your organisation’s ABN.

Opening Hours

We are open from Tuesday to Sunday, 11am - 5pm. Tours are generally available Tuesday to Friday during gallery hours, however by prior arrangement groups are also  welcome to visit before the Gallery opens to the general public from 9:30am.


The S.H. Ervin Gallery is fully accessible for all visitors, with ramp access to the building and an accessible toilet. Groups with specific requirements are particularly encouraged to visit. The Gallery is a member of the NSW Companion Card Program and carers/companions are admitted for free. A comprehensive risk assessment form is also available on our website.

Group Leaders

Upon arrival, please report to the Reception desk, situated at the Gallery entrance, to register your group and finalise payment if required. A staff member will meet your group there. Please ensure that your group understand that food and beverages are not permitted in the gallery and that due to copyright reasons photography is not allowed at any time.

Contact Us

For further information about the S.H. Ervin Gallery’s Learning Experiences, please visit our website or contactt during business hours Tuesday‐ Friday on:
P: 02 9258 0140
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Download your group booking form here

Lost Ladies Olley Tour.17 with Fran.2

'The Lost Ladies', a seniors group who regularly enjoy guided tours of our exhibition program throughout the year. Here they are with our wonderful Docent, Fran imparting her knowledge and anecdotes about Margaret Olley.


Kinross School Orange - yr 12 art - Olley tour.17 with Julie

Kinross Wolaroi Yr 12 Art Class from Orange deep in thought with our Art Educator and Docent, Julie during a guided tour of the Olley exhibition.


Opening Hours

  • TUES - SUN:  11am-5pm
  • Last admission 4.30pm
  • Closed Mondays & public holidays


  • (02) 9258 0173  
  • Email Us
  • GPO Box 518
    Sydney NSW 2001


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