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Aga Khan Museum, Toronto

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4.2/5 based on 440 reviews on the web
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. Make Aga Khan Museum a centerpiece of your Toronto vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Toronto vacation route planner.
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  • Little known to the tourists, this museum is worth a visit. Since he's usually out of the loop of the city's main attractions, enjoy to include it on a Wednesday, after 6:00 pm, when they offer free entry. It is interesting to see some more of the Islamic art and open the mind. The Museum building is amazing, beautiful.
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  • Please take the free tour of the ICT center and the adjoining museum. The architecture and the design of the gardens is breathtaking and inspiring. Please try and take in a meal at the restaurant at t...  read more »
  • we visited this museum it look beautiful from out side and inside .i specially liked the oliphant ,astrolabe and prevetment tiles. 
  • It's NOT the ROM/Met/British Museum .. but I'm impressed! Building & grounds remarkable (sparse, perhaps), service good, permanent collection well worthwhile - and teaching me about a part of world culture I've been missing. Special exhibits 2015-16 were also really good. Hopeful that artifact donations/loans can expand the collection over time. Wish the restaurant would stay open for dinner, however, and dislike the $10 flat rate parking (recent change, they should fix that!). Our faves are the courtyard and Bellerive Room .. to just sit and soak it in!
  • The lower level exhibits are amazing and the lighting is absolutely divine. The pieces doesn't seem to have a glass casing at all! (No self reflection). There are kid friendly rooms and basically something for everyone to explore.
  • I went for Toronto Doors Open, and was able to take a guided tour with a Aga Khan museum volunteer. The volunteer was very knowledgeable and answered all questions. Before the tour, the director of marketing for Aga Khan provided a brief history of the museum which was really great. The building itself is beautiful and the gardens are very unique to Canada. I would definitely recommend spending some time here!
  • I had seen the museum many times driving by and finally had an opportunity to visit. The visit was very worthwhile and I found the harmony between the architecture, landscape architecture and the art itself to be quite stunning. We also took a look at the cultural center next door and happened to arrive as a tour was beginning (no charge). The docent was excellent and building design and layout is unlike anything I have seen before (especially the prayer hall), either in Toronto or abroad. The staff was warm, welcoming and very informative and I would highly recommend both the museum visit and cultural center tour for Torontonians or visitors alike.
  • It's perfect but should remember everyone which it is an Iranian ( Persian) Arts not Islamic Arts during Qajar dynisty... Aga Mohammad khan Qajar and Fathy Ali Shah Qajar untill Ahmad shah Qajar the last king of Iran from Qajar Dynisty.... And at that time Islamic Shia rools was more direction of people in, there is different between Art, kingdom and Islamic art.... ( even Ismailian religion )
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