We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 840 1st Ave W, Owen Sound, Ontario N4K 4K4, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 519-376-1932
12:00 - 17:00
Closed now
See all hours
Sun 12:00 - 17:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 17:00

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 42 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 22
  • 18
    Very good
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
Tom's View

Main attraction was the artwork by Tom Thomson. Interesting to read historical documents about his life. Multi media presentation available. Good gift store.

Reviewed 19 March 2017
Gary R
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 41: English reviews
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Main attraction was the artwork by Tom Thomson. Interesting to read historical documents about his life. Multi media presentation available. Good gift store.

Thank Gary R
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Pleasant setting but small gallery, devoted to Tom Thomson. The collection at the AGO Ken Thomson collection is much larger. In addition the AGO has a number of works on loan from this gallery. Wish they would have held on to them or got them back from time to time. Unsure of their loan policy.

Thank gaildavid2015
Level Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2017

Excellent curatorial writing, good lighting, and a very good, quiet atmosphere for contemplating historical and contemporary art. Friendly staff and admission is by donation.

Thank Sim S
Owen Sound, Canada
Level Contributor
103 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

After reviewing the festival of northern lights, we found ourselves out side of this art gallery. It was well worth the visit to this gallery as it is the premier gallery in Canada for Tom Thomson (who was not in the group of seven). The staff were very friendly and helpfull, especially the older redish haired gentleman whose name I... More 

Thank Renard K
Owen Sound, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Art Gallery is a beautiful spot to visit. I have a wonderful friend who works in there who always makes the trip a blast. They offer events for the entire family, including a Sunday family art and craft event for all ages to come and have some fun.

Thank WandaWestover
Level Contributor
14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016

It was great to see many intimate works by Tom Thomson in a great environment. Everything was well laid out with good descriptions.

Thank LittleFortBequia
Owen Sound, Canada
Level Contributor
42 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

I love it because it's small and therefore easy to take in the displays, and it's "pay what you can". The displays change frequently ( I saw a different one in Sept) and provide a non-traditional counterpoint to the permanent Tom Thomson display. And it's located on a lovely downtown street across from a river. Highly recommended.

Thank gremlin56
Sarasota, Florida
Level Contributor
83 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2016

An interesting gallery of the works and the life of Tom Thomson Stroll through and enjoy a bit of Canadian history Worth the visit while in Owen Sound

Thank Ann34618
Northampton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
61 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

Visited here with my fiancee who just loves Tom Thomson pictures. Plenty of his pictures along with some of his other artifcats. It was great as we were the only ones there so perhaps it is not very well known? There is no entrance fee but a CAN $5 is suggested per person.

Thank Martin B
Southampton, Canada
Level Contributor
25 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Beautiful backstory for Tom Thomson along with gorgeous, tiny, perfect renderings. Interesting contemporary installations and exhibits. Walkable from the farmers market, the river, the shops and cafes. Its worth a visit.

Thank paisleyschoolhouse

Travellers who viewed Tom Thomson Art Gallery also viewed

Owen Sound, Grey County

Been to Tom Thomson Art Gallery? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Tom Thomson Art Gallery staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?