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Gardiner Museum, Toronto

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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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  • We visited this exhibit on a Saturday afternoon. There were enough visitors to create a pleasant buzz, but it was not crowded. The exhibit is comprised of three rooms, each with different (linked) the...  more »
  • I have visited the Gardiner Museum in the past and really enjoyed viewing the amazing collections of pottery and ceramics. A tour of the museum is a great history lesson of these useful and decorative...  more »
  • Random walk by saw in big letters announcing Yoko Ono’s Riverbed exhibition. The big striped head outside got my attention too. Walked in and got my ticket. Went through the Inteactive three-room them...  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!
  • The musuem offers art programs for children and adults. Moreover, the museum showcases a vast amount of ceramic art.
  • Welcome To The Gardiner Museum Out In Toronto, Ontario Canada! The Gardiner Museum is one that I Never visited when I was growing up in Toronto, however, I heard about it, but just Never got around to checking it out. This museum represents Fantastic Ceramic Artistry and has three (3) main floors to browse around. The Lower Floor has their Ann Mortimer Clay Studio, Helen McMinn Clay Studio, Margaret and Wallace McCain Family Foundation Clay Studio and Gail Brooker Ceramic Research Library and Archives. The Fun actually starts from the Ground Floor where they have their Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, Ancient Americas, Italian Renaissance Maiolica and English Delftware. The Second Floor contains their European Porcelain Galleries, Japanese Porcelain and Its' Influence and Chinese Porcelain. The Third Floor contains their George R. Gardiner Special Exhibition Gallery and when I was there they had the "Steven Heinemann" exhibit showing his Fantastic Collection. I want to personally Thank the Staff Members for putting on a Very Nice Ceramic Presentation And Display throughout the Gardiner Museum that I finally visited back on Saturday, January 13, 2018. Sincerely yours, Howard Paul Shore Visitor Executive, Volunteer Writer For Google And Tripadvisor Websites /HPS
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