Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto

Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art, Toronto

If you are an admirer of clay and Chinaware, the Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art is the place for you. The Museum is tucked humbly on Queen’s Park and is reportedly Canada’s only ceramic museum. Opened in 1984 by George R. Gardiner and his wife Helen Gardiner, the Museum has come a long way since its inception. Today, the Gardiner Museum is deemed as the jewel in the box of ceramic treasures and is a place you just cannot afford to miss if you are in Toronto.

With a collection of over 3000 pieces from all over the world, you can tour the works of ancient civilizations as well as contemporary artists from all over the world at the Gardiner Museum. Tour some of the rarest pottery you can find and the world’s oldest pieces of ceramic. From the works of ancient Americans and the delicate antique Ming vases to robust and artistic Italian Renaissance majolica, the Museum has it all. Owing to its increasing popularity and the ability to attract tourists in large numbers, the Museum also holds some very interesting temporary exhibits.

But the Gardiner Museum is not only about exhibits and plain demonstrations. It holds lectures, talks and classes for both adults and children. Apart from that, the Celebrity restaurant and the gift shop add fun to your visit.

Opening hours: Monday to Thursday: 10 am – 6 pm; Friday: 10 am – 9 pm; Saturday & Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm.
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Sight Name: Gardiner Museum of Ceramic Art
Sight Location: Toronto, Canada
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Best of Toronto's Museum and Galleries Tour  

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Downtown Nightlife Part 2

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Toronto Islands Self-guided Tour

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 6.5 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.5 km
Toronto's Historic Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 km
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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.2 km
Cabbagetown Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km

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