The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art was first opened in 1984 by founders George and Helen Gardiner to showcase their growing collection of of pottery and porcelain and ceramic artifacts from Europe, China and Ancient America. The collection now consists of over 3,000 historical as well as contemporary pieces from around the world. Temporary exhibitions showcase new works of art, so there is always something new to see here as well.
You can visit the Gardiner Museum between 4 and 9pm on the third Friday of every month for free. You can also visit during the same time period for half-price on any other Friday.
The museum is located directly across from the Royal Ontario Museum and is housed in a building featuring modernist architecture. The museum also has a retail shop, a restaurant and 'clay classes' (additional charge).
If you have and interest in ceramic collectables and art you will definitely enjoy the Gardiner Museum. For additional information about the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art see their official website above.
Facts For Your VisitFee: Yes - Special Rates available on Fridays (see article)
Open Now: NoHours This Week:
- Monday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Address: 111 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C7, Canada
Phone: (416) 586-8080
Official Website: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
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Ratedout of 5
This is truly a beautiful museum. The ceramic artwork is stunning. A must vist.
Matthew Yantha - 4 days ago
Valuable permanent collection, extraordinary architecture, well lit specious rooms, great staff. Pottery classes for kids and adults. Lectures on art history. Special events. Upscale restaurant...
Natalia Svechnikova - 22 days ago
The museum was extremely interesting. The volunteer guide was so informative. A must see and thanks for the tour.
Anthony Bernstein - 26 days ago
Nice little place with lots of items. I enjoyed the guided tour & the clay making videos.
I da - 1 month ago
Love going to this place for drop-in clay classes! They offer both hand-building and wheel throwing options, though the latter is more popular so you have to get there early to get seats! The museum is great too, although I wish they had more frequent special exhibits
Julianna Yang - 5 months ago