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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 #39 of 326 Attractions in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums
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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

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
15 helpful votes 15 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Antwerp, Belgium
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Within the context of ceramics, the Gardiner has a very broad range on display. And I learned a lot from their displays that I hadn't picked up at other museums.

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Ontario, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
9 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Every time we are in Toronto, we have to visit here. I love the space as well as the collection of European porcelain. I just wander, stop, stand there and smile; the items are so beautiful. The museum is not big, so one to two hours of time is sufficient. (Unless you are like my mother who reads every note... More

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New York City, New York
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

It has a small,but comprehensive ceramics collection. Their special exhidbition for World Gay Pride was provocative as well as complex and exciting. Lovely dining area on the top floor.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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217 helpful votes 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

This is a lovely museum to spend 1 to 2 hours. It has a great collection of pottery and porcelain. It is air conditioned. It is not crowded. The restaurant was a nice place to have lunch. Look on line for half price coupons

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

My visit to the Gardiner Museum was wonderful! I only regret that I did not have more time to just stand and gaze. Originally, I was not overly excited about going to a ceramics museum, despite my friend's glowing praise of it. The words "a ceramics museum" certainly does not inspire an urgent need to see what it has to... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Easy accessible location, small, intimate museum. Works are well researched, nice floor plan. Great collection of European porcelains. Great bistro.

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