Find a permanent collection of over 2,900 pieces, ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century, at Gardiner Museum. Widely considered the leading ceramics museum in Canada, the museum was founded in 1984 and houses works from the Ancient Americas, Italian Renaissance, and English Delftware, plus more. The museum also hosts clay classes, where professional ceramists teach both children and adults how to make items from clay, which they can later take home. For Gardiner Museum and beyond, use our Toronto trip planner to get the most from your Toronto vacation.
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Gardiner Museum reviews
Well laid out and a lot of interesting pieces within the collection. It’s worth checking out if you’re into ceramics. I went during a week day and it was not busy at all. There’s a restaurant on the..... more
Well laid out and a lot of interesting pieces within the collection. It’s worth checking out if you’re into ceramics. I went during a week day and it was not busy at all. There’s a restaurant on the..... more »
Having lunched in Clay, with some time to go before our concert in Koerner Hall, we visited the Housewarming exhibition, which consists of a number of constructions by Karine Giboulo. She found her...
Having lunched in Clay, with some time to go before our concert in Koerner Hall, we visited the Housewarming exhibition, which consists of a number of constructions by Karine Giboulo. She found her... more »
I went to visit the museum on a Monday afternoon to see Karine Giboulo’s Housewarming. I was intrigued by all those miniatures. Was welcoming at reception by friendly Alejandra who gave me an extra...
I went to visit the museum on a Monday afternoon to see Karine Giboulo’s Housewarming. I was intrigued by all those miniatures. Was welcoming at reception by friendly Alejandra who gave me an extra... more »
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 is a beautiful set of figurines in the European section on the same floor. If you appreciate decorative ceramics and glass, then this is a must see!
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!
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 the museum. Services - They do classes on clay pottery, so be sure to check it out. Also, it is free currently in 2022 Aug. Which is an amazing way to give back to the community. Highly recommend if you love pottery, ceramics, and art in general. 👍
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. Highly recommended!
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 museum staff. You guys are awesome :)
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