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Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

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Immerse yourself in the heritage of Muslim civilizations at Aga Khan Museum, showcasing Islamic and Persian art and culture. Explore Muslim heritage through manuscripts, drawings, paintings, metalwork, and ceramics dating from the 8th to 19th centuries. Examine pages from a Qur'an dating from the 8th century, or the earliest-known copy of Avicenna's Qanun fi'l-Tibb, dated 1052. Join one of the guided tours and explore the galleries, special exhibits, and striking architecture of the building--designed by celebrated architect Fumihiko Maki. Keep an eye out for clever ways Maki has used sunlight to illuminate particular areas and features of the museum. Work out when and for how long to visit Aga Khan Museum and other Toronto attractions using our handy Toronto holiday planning website .
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  • i enjoyed the exhibit and really think this museum needs to be seen by anyone who has interest in islamic and middle eastern art, both ancient and contemporary. the building itself is beautifully desi...  more »
  • We didn't have any preconceived thoughts before going so were immediately impressed by the building and it high walls and voluminous interior. So the architecture was superb but the displays need to b...  more »
  • Fascinating exhibits and a worthwhile afternoon! Ultra modern design houses thousands of year old relics. Cafeteria nice place for lunch.  more »
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  • I have been here more than 3 times. They have their private exhibition and standard items which are always there, but they do a great job adding new exhibitions that makes you want to go back! I would definitely suggest visiting this museum if you are in town and are looking for unique middle eastern art works. The staff are very friendly as well.
  • Amazing museum, stunning architecture that is as well illuminated as it is grand. Well curated galleries (sometimes a bit wordy in the descriptions, otherwise the content is good.) The collection of ceramics is lovely. Gift shop can be pricey but some interesting things. Mainly enjoyed the water colour course I took here, which came at a great price of only $100 for 4 classes (each 3 hours, materials provided). Definitely looking forward to seeing what art classes are offered in the future!
  • The Aga Khan Museum and Ismaili Centre are beautiful both inside and out. This was my second visit. The tour guides are amazing presenters and well informed about the exhibits. Staff is courteous and helpful. Lunch at the restaurant is simply delicious and never disappoints. Will definitely return in the summer and will include a tour of the gardens and surrounding area.
  • On a whim, the wife and I decided to check it out, not wanting to go to the ROM for the umpteenth time. The building itself is absolutely gorgeous! The exhibits were extremely well curated, interesting and informative. Couldn't recommend the Agha Khan Museum enough!
  • This place has incredible Middle Eastern artwork and represents the history and other items used by Middle Eastern monarchs/emperors. It also has a kids' facility for drawing and re-creating some of the artwork experienced. They also have an exhibit which changes every three to four months - giving you a pretty good reason to want to come back. The staff are very nice and are very helpful to those who need assistance. Overall this was a pretty good experience.

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