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

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

Currently Closed

Hours 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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Reviews

Rated 4.3 out of 5Gardiner Museum Star Rating

5 Star Rating Lovely little museum focused entirely on ceramics. The collection the beautiful. I especially loved the Japanese porcelain exhibit.

Emily G - 12 days ago

5 Star Rating A fantastic ceramics collection, very accessibly presented for all age groups. The tour guide was very insightful, informative and engaging. Friday late afternoon into evenings are also half price admission.

Simon Daley - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating I have been meaning to check this museum out for awhile. We were only there for a couple of hours but it was a fascinating experience. From the central and mesoamerica pottery on the first floor to the detailed history and evolution of European porcelain on the second floor. I may return to try out some of the hands on workshops another time as well.

Philip Edmondson - 1 month ago

4 Star Rating The musuem offers art programs for children and adults. Moreover, the museum showcases a vast amount of ceramic art.

Nancy Ferareza - 2 months ago

5 Star Rating This review is for the shop. Perfect service, very friendly staff who go out of the way to help me choose my favourite piece. they also wrapped up my purchase very well when i told them i was taking back home on a plane. thank you!

may c - 4 months ago

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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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