Gardiner Museum, Toronto

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  • Address: 111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7, Canada
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 09:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-4165868080
  • Ticket Price: 15 CAD
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Family And Kids
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About Gardiner Museum, Toronto

Founded in 1984 by George and Helen Gardiner, Canada’s largest ceramic museum is right across the street from the Royal Ontario Museum. Donations and acquisitions led to a sustained growing collection that began to attraction international collector interest. The nearly 3000 pieces exhibited at this museum cover many civilisations from around the world - Ancient Americas, Italian Renaissance, Oriental porcelain, European porcelain. Not all of the items are decorative; many of the pieces have been put to actual use in eating, drinking, prayer and ceremony. Check the museum website for current and upcoming exhibitions. You can also sign up for clay forming workshops.

Gardiner Museum Information

  • Wheelchair is accessible.
  • Check out the museum shop.

Gardiner Museum Ticket Prices

  • Seniors (65+): CAD 11
  • Students: CAD 9
  • Free for under 18
  • Friday: 4pm-9pm, half price admission.
  • Groups of 10+: CAD 13 for adult, CAD 10 for seniors.
  • Guided groups of 10+: CAD 18 for adults, CAD 13 for seniors.

Gardiner Museum Opening and Closing Hours

  • Holiday Mondays : 10 am - 5 pm
  • Guided tours, everyday at 2pm.

How To reach Gardiner Museum by Public Transport

  • Subway 1 stop Museum.
  • Bus 5, 142 stop Queen's Park at Charles St North Side (Museum Station).
  • Bus 300 top Bloor St West at Queen's Park.

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Gardiner Museum, Toronto Reviews

  • This review is for the shop. Perfect service, very friendly staff who go out of the way to help me choose my favourite piece. they also wrapped up my purchase very well when i told them i was taking back home on a plane. thank you!

  • The musuem offers art programs for children and adults. Moreover, the museum showcases a vast amount of ceramic art.

  • Welcome To The Gardiner Museum Out In Toronto, Ontario Canada! The Gardiner Museum is one that I Never visited when I was growing up in Toronto, however, I heard about it, but just Never got around to checking it out. This museum represents Fantastic Ceramic Artistry and has three (3) main floors to browse around. The Lower Floor has their Ann Mortimer Clay Studio, Helen McMinn Clay Studio, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation Clay Studio and Gail Brooker Ceramic Research Library and Archives. The Fun actually starts from the Ground Floor where they have their Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, Ancient Americas, Italian Renaissance Maiolica and English Delftware. The Second Floor contains their European Porcelain Galleries, Japanese Porcelain and Its' Influence and Chinese Porcelain. The Third Floor contains their George R. Gardiner Special Exhibition Gallery and when I was there they had the "Steven Heinemann" exhibit showing his Fantastic Collection. I want to personally Thank the Staff Members for putting on a Very Nice Ceramic Presentation And Display throughout the Gardiner Museum that I finally visited back on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Sincerely yours, Howard Paul Shore Visitor Executive, Volunteer Writer For Google And Tripadvisor Websites /HPS

  • Nice small museum located not far from the ROM. Went on a friday after 4pm and admission is 50% off 4-9 pm on fridays which is a bonus. Although small it takes time as lots of beautiful things to look at and read about. Was not crowed and was able to take our time at a relaxed pace.

  • Best 15$ spent on a museum. The tremendous amount of porcelain and ceramic collections, and all the knowledge shared makes this visit appealling for both ignorants and experts on pottery.

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