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Gardiner Museum

111 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
+1 416-586-8080
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Badly managed tour and really nothing worth seeing!

This is a small musuem with very unworthy collections. Do not be fooled by the smart looking web... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alexandra S
Toronto, Canada

This museum is very small in comparison to the ROM (across the street) or the AGO (just couple of... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Antonia S
Toronto, Canada
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
111 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
+1 416-586-8080
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a small musuem with very unworthy collections. Do not be fooled by the smart looking web photos. Tours are mismanaged and staffs all acts like they are English loyalties who operate MET in New York City. Terrible services! Too bad they have to...More

Thank Alexandra S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This museum is very small in comparison to the ROM (across the street) or the AGO (just couple of subway stops away). Yet, the exhibits are really interesting, tastefully selected and have great detail that you can really admire. Throughout the year, the museum hosts...More

Thank Antonia S
Reviewed April 9, 2017

Visited recently while in Toronto on holiday. We were taken for lunch and a trip round the museum, the food was excellent if a bit pricey. The museum was actually very interesting which was a bonus and quieter than the ROM, no bus parties of...More

Thank Fiona B
Reviewed April 2, 2017

Unless you really like ceramics, this museum is enjoyable for a quick spin - especially of the tea sets upstairs. Very nice staff throughout the museum, and very helpful, but this felt like a niche collection that didn't have as much popular appeal as the...More

Thank Tina T
Reviewed March 21, 2017

thoroughly enjoyed my hours spent perusing the displays, will visit again. My interest was the Blue and Whites, mostly Ching Dynasty, Mesisen was as enjoyable noting the pair I treasure

Thank huocj
Reviewed March 10, 2017

We went to the pottery class. They have the most complicated system in the world! You need to come 2 hours early, each person separately, to take your number. You can't take the number for your partner. Than you have to come back and wait...More

Thank Evka R
Reviewed March 9, 2017

Christmas visit...lovely tree's and decorations , but the essence of the museum was very interesting and appealing to all. Smallish but most unique.

Thank skaszab2016
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

On Tuesdays it's free for students, which helped me go, however I wouldn't go again. Nothing special, but it was really cool to see how obsessed the royals were with porcelain. I found the trees more interest though. But overall lovely.

Thank Chelle_Therese
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

Toronto is a bit lacking in museums and thus not really surprising that a niche museum line the Gardiner has such a big profile. The collection is nice, but it much in particular stands out. There are some good temporary exhibits from time to time,...More

Thank FirstCircle
Reviewed December 30, 2016

Nice small museum. Was there for a design exhibit about Scandinavian influence. Apart from special exhibits, you have to like porcelain otherwise you don't want to go there!

Thank Golfin2006
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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Kristian B
In the True Nordic exhibition .... A friend on face book pointed out to me my parents lamps and shades. Would like to see the photos ... more if possible ...thks ??
December 27, 2016|
Response from Geordiegirl_8 | Reviewed this property |
I'm sorry I don't have these - maybe you could contact the museum itself. It was very well-curated