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)

Open Now

Regular Hours:
Hours may be subject to change. Please verify on the official website.

  • Monday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Tuesday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Wednesday: 10:00 am - 9:00 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

Category: Museums

Address: 111 Queen's Park
Toronto, ON M5S 2C7

Phone: +1 416-586-8080


Yelp Rating:
4 out of 5 4 Star Rating
Based on 35 Reviews.

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5 Star Rating Recently,I spent an enriching Sunday at Toronto's Gardiner Museum which emphasizes Ceramic Art from different periods of time and produced in many different... Read More

Barry I. Aug-30-2023

5 Star Rating I went to the Gardiner Museum to see the housewarming exhibit that's on right now. The rest of museum did have some fun and interesting pieces that I have... Read More

Kat J. Dec-06-2022

5 Star Rating B and I love this museum. It is a very interesting museum with lots of beautiful pottery artwork. The theme of this museum is pottery and chinaware from all... Read More

Denise W. Jul-15-2022

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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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