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Behind-the-Glass Tours

Explore the hits of NMC's collection and dive deeper into Canada's music story.

About the Tours

Go "behind-the-glass" of the National Music Centre's exhibitions, dive deeper into specific artifacts, and see the collection come to life with a musically trained tour guide.

These interactive tours are offered on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm.*

Tours are 45 minutes in length and recommended for those ages 12 and up. Spots are limited, and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Behind-the-Glass Tours are $10 for adults, $7 for students/seniors, $5 for youth (4-12), and free for NMC Members and kids 3 and under.

You can purchase your tickets online in advance or in-person from the ticket desk, located inside the main entrance of Studio Bell. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to your tour.

Behind-the-Glass is a guided tour that spans the five floors of Studio Bell's East Block. Please note that this tour does not include the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio, TONTO, or the recording studios, which can only be seen on the Backstage Pass tour.

*Tour dates and times are subject to availability.

Tour Tickets

Youth (4-12)$5
Kids 3 and underFree
NMC MembersFree**

Studio Bell admission is required in addition to purchasing a Behind-the-Glass Tour.

*Prices above do not include GST.

**NMC Members can visit the front desk to receive their free tour ticket.

Purchase General Admission and Book a Behind-the-Glass Tour

Book a tour by purchasing general admission below, and then selecting a Behind-the-Glass Tour add-on during the checkout process — only available on Saturdays and Sundays.