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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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For lovers of all things ceramic!

A jewel box of a museum (across from the ROM). Collections from Mexico, Italy, France, Germany... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2017
Rosemarie C
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Silicon Valley
Pleasant surprise

We went on a bus tour to this museum. We were very pleased with the curatorial effort and displays... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Marilyn A
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Kitchener, Canada
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This famous museum houses a wide variety of works ranging from pre-Columbian times to the 20th century.
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  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
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“ceramic art” (12 reviews)
“special exhibit” (11 reviews)
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111 Queen's Pk | At Bloor St., Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C7, Canada
Downtown
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+1 416-586-8080
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Reviewed 7 November 2017

A jewel box of a museum (across from the ROM). Collections from Mexico, Italy, France, Germany, England. Contemporary Canadian ceramics. Very helpful museum store staff.

Thank Rosemarie C
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Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

We went on a bus tour to this museum. We were very pleased with the curatorial effort and displays. Our guide was interesting and knowledgeable. Definitely worth a visit. You will learn something.

Thank Marilyn A
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Reviewed 5 October 2017 via mobile

This small museum has a fascinating and excellent collection of ceramics - well worth a visit. There are displays of English, German, French and Chinese porcelain together with ceramics from modern Canadian artists

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Reviewed 25 August 2017

This is a comprehensive collection of all objects ceramic, from early indigenous people's crafts to the modern artist interpretations of the medium. It appears that the displays come from donations to the museum, so it does not show every school of pottery or clay production....More

Thank CreateConnects
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

I've been to Toronot numerous times and to the ROM many times but nevere knew about the Gardiner. The items are quite exquisite and worth a visit. Lots of activitied=s for children which is wonderful. Restaurant is fabulous - beautiful location with great food well-priced....More

Thank patsychom
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Reviewed 30 July 2017

This museum has a very extensive ceramic collection which is why we decided to go. If you are not interested in ceramics then the $15 ticket can be steep considering the Royal Ontario Mesuem across the street is much larger and only charge 20 bucks....More

Thank Yujie D
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Reviewed 22 July 2017

The Gardiner Museum is well worth visiting. It is devoted to artworks and practical objects, from all eras and around the world, that were fashioned out of clay. I particularly enjoyed the Japanese ceramics, and the display of European dinnerware from the eighteenth and nineteenth...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

I was surprised that they could dedicate a whole museum to pottery, but I was surprised that we really enjoy our visit! It is small but very nice!

Thank ValvaMG
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Reviewed 17 July 2017 via mobile

If yes give it a try and find out what 'Majolicas' are. A very good collection of ceramics covering Britain, Italy and Latin America. We had time only for the collections in the first floor but we were satisfied with that. Most of exhibits are...More

Thank Travel_with_Panaes
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Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

This is a surprisingly good but smaller scale museum compared to ROM. We came here on Canada 150 day and it was free entry. 2 full floor of exhibitions looking at porcelains and various statues with history attached to them. Rather enjoyable. The third floor...More

Thank k9920105
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Kristian B
28 December 2016|
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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
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