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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 thought it was a bit pricey for the smaller than ROM or AGO exhibits. I was looking forward to the 'starry' courtyard, which I found less than how it was marketed. They do have an interesting 'libra...  more »
  • A visit to the Aga khan is a highlight of cultural diversity. Located in north east Toronto this modern museum boast a lively collection of artifacts all displayed in a lovely setting. Very regal and ...  more »
  • Visited this Museum in August 2017, astonished by so many great treasures gathered in this place. Few items are unique there, seen it for the first time (have seen many world Museums). I found my hist...  more »
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  • It's a small museum but very well maintained. I especially loved the architecture both inside and outside the building. Great way to learn about Islamic art and design. There is a fancy restaurant inside that serves Middle Eastern/Indian-fusion food. The decor is neat and you get a nice view of the museum grounds from the large windows. Parking is a flat $10 regardless of how long you spend here.
  • I've been to a ton of museums in my life and this one stood out well above the rest. We went on a Saturday afternoon yet the museum was not overcrowded. There were so many great exhibits- all relating to middle eastern art from thousands of years ago through today. We enjoyed a complimentary coffee and baklava while watching a pop up performance after taking a guided tour which made me feel like I was at a cafe in Northern Africa. Thank you Aga Khan for providing us with great pieces of your culture!
  • The museum was beautiful but when I was visiting the second floor was under construction so we were only able to tour one floor and many of the artifacts were very similar. I was also wanting to learn more about the culture and i didn't think there was enough about how the artifacts relate to the culture. The museum is stunning though.
  • First visit. There for the Yemen Blues show in January. Found that accessing the appropriate entrance was confusing, still, it is worth the visit. Parking your car? Do bring lots of coins, or credit card, no debit card use. I do intend to go back, during the day, in a warmer time to see the gardens.I heard they are spectacular in the late spring/summer.Other than getting in the building and parking, the experience was well worth it. If you have a chance to go, do it! Particularly for their cultural events, and music concerts. I drove 150 km for the visit, and was not disappointed.
  • The museum was beautiful but when I was visiting the second floor was under construction so we were only able to tour one floor and many of the artifacts were very similar. I was also wanting to learn more about the culture and i didn't think there was enough about how the artifacts relate to the culture. The museum is stunning though.
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