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Private Group Tours

Private Group Tours

Bring your group of 10 or more people to visit ASI’s awe-inspiring campus that boasts the best of the old and the new. Experience Minneapolis’ first private residence listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and discover internationally acclaimed exhibitions traveling from the Nordic region. 

Duration: 1 hour
Focus: Chose between a historic house tour or focus on the current exhibit
Group size: 10 - 30 people
Cost: $15 per person for historic house tour or $20 per person for current exhibit tour.  Includes general admission to the museum. 
Booking: Must book a minimum of 2 weeks in advance
Contact: To book email

Get ahead of the crowd!

Schedule your private group tour now for The Vikings Begin exhibition!

May 17 to October 27, 2019

This extraordinary new exhibition features dozens of early Viking artifacts from boat graves, organized by Uppsala University in Sweden and its museum, Gustavianum, which is home to one of the world’s finest collections of Viking and pre-Viking objects.Based on cutting-edge research by Neil Price, Charlotte Hedenstierna-Jonson and John Ljungkvist, the exhibition at ASI is the Midwest premiere of a collection that has never been outside of Scandinavia until this year, with many finds that are around 1400 years old. With Viking helmets, swords and weapons for attack and defense, as well as jewelry, glass vessels, bowls and other objects with magical importance, the artifacts tell stories both about the society and the people buried with them.

Historic House Tour
The Turnblad Mansion 

Available year-round

Your group tour includes a guided experience through the exquisite 33-room Turnblad Mansion. Hear the stories and vision behind this elaborate Park Avenue home.
Learn about the Turnblad family who once lived here and donated their wealth to become what is now ASI. Discover the crafted details of this historic house, from the intricate woodcarvings to ornate Swedish ceramic stoves (kakelugnar).

Current Exhibition Tour
Imagine: Surreal Photography by Erik Johansson

January 29 - April 28 

Imagine a place where fish are islands, landscapes become waterfalls, and the moon is hung from a ladder. Find these places in the photographic work of Erik Johansson, a Swedish artist now based in Prague, who creates dream-like realities through clever and complex images of nature.

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    Students Touring the Mansion
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    Cocktail Tour of Karin Broos
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    Jul Tour of Swedish Room
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    Tour in Mansion Salon

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