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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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  • An adult ticket costs $15. The museum has collections from the 10th century until now, from Europe, America and even Asia. The exquisite collects include a pig tureen and ladle 🐖, a whimsical monkey....  more »
  • I happened to be nearby and decided to pay a short visit. There is a small cloak room with a few lockers for backpacks. The museum was pleasantly uncrowded making for a fine, slightly less than one....  more »
  • Had a brief, but edifying experience at this wonderful museum because of its unusual and focused exhibits, not found elsewhere. There is porcelain, ceramics and clay from ancient to modern times from....  more »
  • It’s not about the location, as much as it’s about the people. The energy of professionals having a purpose and tasks to accomplish makes a fundraiser a success. As always a sprint plan, schedules as well as teams being told what is expected differentiates an agile team from a not agile - youth volunteer team. Successful fundraiser. The location is art friendly. There is a prayer room for Jews, and other religions. The place accommodates people from various backgrounds.
  • Amazing! I can not praise this museum enough! The collections were gorgeous and the visiting shows fascinating! I know I am late to review but Yoko Ono's Riverbed was the best show I saw in 2018! I implore everyone to visit! The gift shop was also fantastic!
  • Gardiner Museum is a wonderful place to visit. Very fascinating and unique museum. Beautiful collections and interesting sculptures. There is an upstairs restaurant and food looks amazing.
  • Visited a number of times to see installations and shows . It's a cool place to chill. Some of the shows are stimulating. Gift shop worth visit. Modern architecture. Go.
  • Gorgeous collection, and great exhibit year round! They also offer clay classes which are super fun and very welcoming for all.

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