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Gardiner Museum

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Address: 111 Queen's Park | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
Phone Number: 416-586-8080
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Mon - Thu 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Description: This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from...
This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.
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ceramic fan

If you are interested in any kind of ceramics, this is a MUST. Beautiful items from all over the world and a real treat for the eyes. They also have a small gift shop that... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Toronto, Canada
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you are interested in any kind of ceramics, this is a MUST. Beautiful items from all over the world and a real treat for the eyes. They also have a small gift shop that sells unique pieces.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

What a wonderful museum! I am so impressed by this place -- and I have all these great new design ideas. They have items on sale and, oh, what lovely items they are! Such a nice place!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

A visit to the Gardiner Museum is a must. Plan at least 2 hours so you can enjoy the collections; be sure to have lunch in the Catering A La Carte cafe and leave half an hour to shop. The Museum has the best gift shop in the neighbourhood.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

If you are reading my review, please keep in mind that I am not into museums in general and don't have the background to make a good judgement about the variety of items on exhibit. Also for a person like myself, this museum is not a Toronto must-visit. This place has four levels. The basement is mainly an education center... More 

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Mendocino, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Housed in a very attractive modern building near the Royal Museum, the museum strikes a good balance of permanent collection displays and special exhibitions. The collection spans many periods from ancient to modern and Europe to the Americas. An excellent gift shop onsite.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a lovely museum if you love ceramic art but it is not a venue that lends itself to children. That being said, they run some fun pottery/ceramic classes that are open to children that are fun and relatively inexpensive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

If you like pottery, china, porcelain, this is the museum for you. All things clay, earthenware and fine china are to be found here, from ancient to contemporary. The place has a fine collection of pre-Columbian (Mayan, Aztec...) pottery.

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Fresno, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Well organized stunning collection of ceramics from around the world, with well thought out educational materials.....and it's just the right size.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Jewel box of a modern gallery beautifully designed to showcase art. Stand in the crystalline ancient China gallery, with a spectacular view of the ROM's wonderful historicist building and spectacular modern expansion while you view an exquisite array of ceramic art - it doesn't get any better than this. The art is beautifully displayed, this is not the typical over-crowded,... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This museum is a little gem; so much packed into a compact space. If you love ceramics you will be very pleased with this beautiful museum which has a huge variety of objects from various parts of the world and various eras. The Gardiner Museum also boasts a spacious restaurant with a decent menu that includes vegetarian options. And the... More 

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Additional Information about Gardiner Museum

Address: Address: 111 Queen's Park | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
Phone Number: 416-586-8080
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

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