Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

The Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art is world renowned for its collection of artifacts representing world cultures and natural history

Modernist Architecture of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
Modernist Architecture of the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art cc licensed photo by Aviad2001

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 Visit

Official Website: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art

Fee: Yes - Special Rates available on Fridays (see article)

Some attractions may have reduced hours or be closed due to COVID-19. Please verify opening hours with the attraction before visiting.

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Regular Hours:

  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Thursday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Friday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Saturday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
  • Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

Category: Museums

Address: 100 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C6
Canada

Phone: +1 416-586-8000

Reviews

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4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 318 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating I went to the Royal Ontario Museum on our trip to Toronto. First, I want to say I LOVE history museums and I really loved the set up of this one. It kind of... Read More

Emily R. Mar-15-2020

4 Star Rating Stunning museum that could rival other cities history museums around the world. I tend to be a history buff when traveling, so hitting history museums is a... Read More

Ryan A. Jun-09-2020

4 Star Rating My first visit to the museum happened to be for a ROM After Dark event, so my review will be coming from that context. As far as the even, I would have to... Read More

Quinton F. Mar-01-2020

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The curator of the Gardiner Museum introduces some modern works of art from four young Canadian artists

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