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“A fine smaller museum with a focussed collection”
Review of Gardiner Museum

Gardiner Museum
Ranked #76 of 526 things to do in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.
Reviewed January 24, 2013

The Gardiner has a lovely collection of ceramics and pottery, all appealingly exhibited. A must see for anyone interested in this ancient art form. easy to get to in central Toronto.

Thank denbury
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

Great for something to do for an hour on a hot day.
Wonderful selection and collection.
They do not put everything out at once as the collection is too large so looking forward to going back and checking it all out!

Thank PeterBruceG
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

Maybe When you don t have a lot of options. It s a small Museum, not a lot of things to see, but what I saw, was nice!

Thank Ellen R
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

We really enjoyed the drop-in clay workshop. It's great experience especially for kids. usually exhibits are very interesting. The museum is relatively small, but special exhibits makes it worth visiting again. The Russian CZAR and Illusion exhibits were TOP!

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Reviewed November 8, 2012

The Gardiner is Canada's national ceramics museum. It is a small museum but rich in its focus on ceramics. Ceramics are not a particular interest of mine but I found my visit well worthwhile. The permanent collection covers historical pieces from Asia, the Americas and Europe as well as contemporary works. The main floor covers the Americas and contemporary works, the second has Europe and Asia while the third hosts special exhibitions. There is also a small restaurant on the third which features Chef Jamie Kennedy's menu.

We took a guided tour of the special exhibit (which lasted about 45 minutes) and also explored the other two floors of the museum. The descriptions about the works and the arrangement was very educational as well as attractive. I particularly found the arrangement of works showing the import of Asian ceramics into Europe to be a revelation.We spent almost three hours and the time flew by.

Thank artslover
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