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.
- Wheelchair is accessible.
- Check out the museum shop.
- 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.
- Holiday Mondays : 10 am - 5 pm
- Guided tours, everyday at 2pm.
- 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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2.05% of people who visit Toronto include Gardiner Museum in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
53.85% of people start their Gardiner Museum visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Gardiner Museum
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Gardiner Museum
Small, well kept museum, beautiful porcelain & ceramics collections and interesting sculptures. Informative and polite tour guides. Good opportunities for special exhibitions and events. When you leave this place, you’ll be very inspired. Worth visiting for sure, especially for art lovers in general and ceramic art fans in particular. Parking could be challenging.
Honestly, this is a wonderful place to visit if you want to spend a few hours diving into ceramics. It's not loud and crowded like the ROM or AGO, and offers you a peaceful space to closely observe these premodern and modern works. The collections are well curated, and it offers you an truly engaging experience with classical music in the background as well. Definitely one of my favourite places in Toronto now!
It’s not about the location, as much as it’s about the people. The energy of professionals having a purpose and tasks to accomplish makes a fundraiser a success. As always a sprint plan, schedules as well as teams being told what is expected differentiates an agile team from a not agile team. Successful fundraiser. The location is art friendly. There is a prayer room for Jews, and other religions. The place accommodates people from various backgrounds.
A truly unique museum where you can learn about the history of ceramics. Not sure how well known the upstairs restaurant is but food looks amazing. You can also book a wedding here. A nice quiet place to go if you are in the area and have about an hour to spare. Cute gift shop in front! P.s. can you please "like" this so I can become a Master Reviewer?
Small intimate museum with great collection of ceramics and wonderful exhibitions. Visited it several times and always had a great experience. If you are an art lover, it should be on your to do list.