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Gardiner Museum

111 Queen's Park | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
416-586-8080
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Ranked #25 of 251 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums
Owner description: This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th...
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Type: Art Museums, Museums
Hours:
Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.

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Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Most people don't notice the Gardiner, as it is so close to the bigger Royal Ontario Museum. It is ABSOLUTELY worth a visit. I was stunned at the extent of their china collection, and fully intend to go back for another visit!

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Toronto, Canada
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

What a great evening and a terrific reminder of what a gem the Gardiner truly presents our city. Far too overlooked, the Gardiner represents a great opportunity to escape the city noise and truly have a relaxing tour of its intriguing exhibits....Thank you for a great night in support of CANFAR and a terrific reminder of what a fun can... More 

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New York City, New York
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126 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Great museum. A wonderful survey of ceramc art from all ages and parts of the world. Some works don't even look like ceramics. I spent about 1 hour, but you could easily spend more time. It is close to the Royal Ontario Museum and the Bata Shoe Museum, and if you are ambitious, you could see all 3 in one... More 

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montreal
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39 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is a medium size museum with an outstanding collection of ceramics from both the western and eastern world. They also have a very complete mesoamerica collection that is well worth the visit. The Meissen collection is really outstanding and well worth the visit alone; also the contemporary part has some excellent pieces.

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57 reviews 57 reviews
7 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a wonderful small museum close to the Art Gallery of Ontario. The main collection is well worth a visit but the special exhibition, "Clay is Gay," was terrific, over-the-top and just plain fun.

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Toronto
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96 reviews 96 reviews
18 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Even if, like me, you think you have no interest in ceramics, a visit to the Gardiner will delight you. Many of the exhibits are exquisitely beautiful and most are interesting The building itself is worth visiting and the staff are charming and a pleasure to talk to. I highly recommend the restaurant for adults and will review it separately.

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Toronto, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Wonderful opportunity to see the creativity of Toronto designers displaying decorated Christmas trees amongst the beauty of ceramic art. Now in its 26th year, this season they are celebrating Toronto neighbourhoods from Leslieville to Chinatown with stunning, one-of-a-kind trees. Looking forward to the 12 Trees party in November... and the gift shop is a gem.

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Toronto, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

It may not be as well-known as its neighbour across the street (Royal Ontario Museum) but it is one of those places you should not miss in Toronto, whether you live here or are just visiting. It has a very well appointed collection, hosted in one of the best designed buildings in the city. The staff is really friendly and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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13 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

an interesting museum that has an eclectic selection of items across the ages and cultures, my favorite museum in Toronto and its a place i visit quite often as it's real interesting.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I never knew we had a ceramics museum, until I saw a Groupon for a ceramics class online. This is a lovely museum, if you love ceramics or art in general. My friend and I went on a Friday night, where you pay half price for admission. They had a nice collection of historical and modern/contemporary pieces displayed. It's a... More 

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