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Gardiner Museum

Toronto, Canada
4.7 / 106
The exposition was founded in 1984. The museum's collection is entirely devoted to ceramics and areas related to this craft. The basis was a private collection of ceramic products by the Gardiner spouses. Now in museum collections there are about 3 thousand exhibits. Here are collected samples of ceramics of ancient Indian tribes, the Renaissance, Japanese and Chinese porcelain, English dishes and much more.
Address:111 Queens Park, Toronto
Phone:+1 416-586-8080



Jordanna Hamel
Beautiful hidden gem. Stunning exterior and even cozier on the inside. Very clean with beautiful lighting and lots to see without it being overwhelming like the ROM or AGO. Staff were absolutely wonderful and very helpful for my first visit. Can&rsqu.. Read more »
Elaine T
Walk by this all the time to go to the ROM and didn't even know it existed until yesterday. It was a great experience to learn about all the pottery and clay and all the history. Good for a visit. I was reading all the banners and descriptio.. Read more »
Mahkan Narouie
The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art is great place,I recommend it to you,I also enjoyed to visit the Special Exhibition Hall. 3rd Floor Included with admission. Free for Gardiner Friends(Montreal-based artist Karine Giboulo )3rd floor invited visitors.. Read more »
Watcher Woman
I loved everything about this museum, came across a tiktok about the Wednesday clay classes. Thankfully we found a spot for it! Had so much fun with my friend. Spent at least 2 hours. If you’re a fan of porcelain and miniatures this place is de.. Read more »
Jacqueline James Photogra
Intimate weddings at this stunning wedding venue are just perfect. My couples really love a modern editorial aesthetic and Clay Restaurant really allows their vision to come to life. There are so many beautiful nooks in this space to photograph in.
Jan Tiffany Perez
Unique and interesting museum right across the ROM! It’s not as big but it features a wide selection of pottery, ceramics, and sculpture from different regions of the world. I really enjoyed the Housewarming exhibit. Definitely worth the visit!
Everything about the Gardiner Museum is so special and authentic. It meaningfully connects people of all ages and cultures through the incredibly genuine values of wonder and artistic beauty. The rich heritage on display left me speechless indeed. Hi.. Read more »
The Gardiner museum is a great free museum with a lot of contemporary Arts and cultural historical crafts in the mix! There are multiple floors, split by geographic, timeline and such. My favourite was the arts on the top floor, that involved unconve.. Read more »
The Gardiner museum is one of my favorite museums in Toronto! Today I was delighted to discover Karine Giboulo: Housewarming's exhibit. I encourage anyone to go and see it. It's really worth it! Special thanks to the friendly and helpful mu.. Read more »
Jorge C
Small museum with a very interesting collection of ceramics and porcelain from many different cultures and centuries. I really enjoyed it. There is a nice cafe/restaurant on the top. Friendly staff.
Saf B
The 2nd floor exhibition is very well thought-through. The flow is great. Excellent display. I went back several times! The patio is lovely as well.
Lucy Nguyen
Collection -They had a large varieties of pottery from around the world. I was impressed by the pieces but also the conservation. They look like they were plucked out of time. Staff - Friendly and knowledgeable, they have amazing people working at t.. Read more »
J David Eisenberg
If you like ceramics, this is a must-see. It's a small museum, but beautifully laid out and curated with great love and care. Every display is eye-catching. The text that accompanies each major section of a display is actually worrh reading. I.. Read more »
Allan F
Another great museum and heritage site of Toronto’s. Often overlooked, but it’s a hidden gem with many interesting collections. Great place if you’ve never been. Steps away from Museum station so it’s very convenient even if y.. Read more »
Patrick Rathbone
Was blown away by this collection. If you have any interest in aesthetics of any kind you will thoroughly enjoy this museum. Highly recommended.
Samantha deManbey
Such a unique and beautiful collection of ceramics. The first floor consists of pottery from the Americas and some new exhibits. The second floor has a wide collection of Japanese and Chinese ceramics - vases, tea sets, plates, and figurines. There i.. Read more »
Trevor Rodrigues
I love this museum for its intimate feeling and calm spaces. The view from the restaurant is simple yet stunning. The garden out front is welcoming and an interesting use of flag stone. Wednesday are free for everyone to access.
Victoria B
This is a smaller Museum and there is lots to see for sure. But my friend and I noticed that the curation wasn't very great and didn't speak to the diversity of the pieces that were there. There are a lot of pieces collected by older white .. Read more »
Harry Bradley
The Gardiner Museum is a hidden gem in the city of Toronto. It has a collection of pottery, sculptures and other ceramics, spanning different places and times. It's not as big as the ROM across the street, but it is very interesting and defini.. Read more »
Andrew Thomas
For whatever reason I had never been before, and it's such a gem! Given the behemoth that is the ROM across the street, it's easy to miss, but a really nice collection of ceramics and pottery from around the world, with a main exhibit to re.. Read more »
jasmin kaur
I can’t believe the number of times I’ve been to the ROM and didn’t even know this gem of a museum existed so close! I went in to see the pieces created by Japneet Kaur and ended up really appreciating how much of the content was So.. Read more »
Denis Samoylov
A terrific museum, a definite "must visit" for all interested in history of art and trade, as well as global cultures. Great exhibitions, truly nice narration of the pieces, and well-designed thought-through floor planning. The Maya and Azt.. Read more »
Mariam Yousuf
The family loved it...we got an opportunity to make things with Clay. And the museum had 3 floors and there was also a scavenger hunt for kids to keep them entertained.
Saad Qasim
Good collection of clay art and porcelain from around the world. Civilizations including South American, North American, Asian and European were included on the first two floors. We didn’t visit the other fours or the basement, since they weren.. Read more »
Bo Shiun
A nice, small, polished, meticulous museum for all age groups! If you love ceramics, you'd definitely enjoy a visit to Gardiner Museum. Went with my significant other two weeks ago and learned a lot about the evolution of ceramics over the past .. Read more »
C Chow
Our first time visiting this museum. It's free admission at present, only 2 floors open. Very nice inside, however it is nothing special. Restaurant looks nice but it's not open.
Nataliya V
I enjoyed the porcelain collection. As well as atmosphere inside, lovely cafe, gift shop and a bird clay experience!))
Great museum. Once again fascinating how someone’s passion created such a beauty. Probably museum is more interesting for adults, than kids. But check online for their activities. We enjoyed family day clay master-class. If you wish you could .. Read more »
A calm environment with historical, artistic and cultural exhibits. Relaxing music while you learn and discover.
Érika O.
We had a good experience with the family event being held on Sundays. The art exhibition is really interesting. We found the Clay restaurant a bit expensive (good doughnut though).
David Bach
Always a fantastic place to learn more about pottery, ceramics and clay making. The facilities are top notch and so are the exhibits
Drop-in pottery sessions (when they were available) were great. Lots of people though so need to book early.
Harry Bradley
The Gardiner Museum is a hidden gem in the city of Toronto. It has a collection of pottery, sculptures and other ceramics, spanning different places and times. It's not as big as the ROM across the street, but it is very interesting and defini.. Read more »
Jason Redden
From the moment you enter this museum a feeling of calm falls over you.
Hamdan Ali
Great loved working with clay at the clay studio... fun for the little one
Queena Huang
A very diverse collection from different time periods and cultures. Modern and ancient. A great place to have a quick visit.
Cecilia Steeper
Wonderful well lit with social distancing
Henrys' Vlog
beautiful museum--but toooooo small.
Margarita Koroleva
Interesting museum. Good for family evening or weekend destination. Not as huge as ROM, so you won't be tired after it. The museum has many interesting thematic exibitions. If you are tired you have an opportunity to have a rest and eat somethin.. Read more »
A wonderful, creative and educational museum for families, individuals and creative folks of all ages. The museum is situated right in the heart of the city of Toronto, at the corner of Bloor Street and Avenue Road. It is right across the street fro.. Read more »
Jeanette Tracy
This place was awesome. Beautiful porcelain & ceramics collections. Great experience. Atmosphere was good.