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Gardiner Museum, Toronto

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.1/5 based on 180+ reviews on the web
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. Plan to visit Gardiner Museum and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Toronto attractions using our Toronto trip itinerary builder.
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  • The museum has a great collection of ceramics. I was particularly interested in the maiolica. There was also an impressive collection of commedia dell'arte figurines. A great morning. 
  • A museum dedicated to ceramics and porcelain from the pre-Columbian to contemporary art, through the old Asian porcelain. We spend 2-3 hours in the middle of objects very well staged, free guided tours in English are available every day business; for a long stay in Toronto, clay classes open to the public and youth are available.
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  • We probably wouldn't have chosen to visit but we had a special ticket - see below. Well curated but somewhat specialist and definitely had an 'exclusive' feel, unlike the friendly Textile and Shoe Mus...  read more »
  • Prime location at Bloor & Queen's Park, beautiful building and artefacts, and a decent tour-guide. The best part for elementary students was sculpting clay in the basement with real artists in an awesome studio!
  • The museum itself is kind of lacklustre. Some interesting pieces, but nothing grandiose. The best is the drop in programs. I did a clay making class and it was so much fun and the instructor was really helpful. I'd go again if only for that.
  • If you like ceramics, you will love this place. Good displays. Lots to see. If you have extra time, you should check this place out.
  • The museum and drop in program is very interesting.However ...What a sick and twisted disrespect for peoples time! To get to program of 2 hours you have to spend 2h 15m on time of a program! Not to mention extra you are paying for parking if you happen to come by car. Recently I had guest out of town with kids And I though if would be fun things to do.We drove from Mississauga 5 of us on Sunday.We had to buy food for kids and find something to entertain them with for 2 hours in between.It was in a middle of the day and it was hard to decide what to do after - everybody where to cranky.Needless to say how horrible I felt with my bright idea of having something different to do. Tickets should be available for purchasing online for people out of town. And with such a busy life - how dare you make people waist so much time waiting in line! Must be a luring Technique from marketing prospective. Great place to waist time.
  • small but so beautiful museum about ceramics from America to Europe, Asia. Hard to leave the European part in 2nd floor - so beautiful.
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