Welcome to www.gardinermuseum.com. The Gardiner Museum is Canada’s national ceramics museum, and one of the world’s great specialty museums. We are small, focused and committed to making a contribution to the medium we celebrate as well as the community we serve.
We strive to be an inviting destination that inspires and connects people, art and ideas through clay.
If you are planning to visit the Gardiner please look at our calendar of events to make the most of your visit. Allow time to take in our exhibitions as well as our permanent collection galleries and stop by the Gardiner Shop which has been recognized repeatedly as one of the best museum shops in Toronto.
All of our exhibitions, programs and events are detailed on our web site, and you can view our growing permanent collection on-line. For a deeper connection with clay, plan to participate in one of our drop- in open clay studio classes or register for a hands-on clay class with a professional potter.
The Gardiner is an exceptional, beautiful and uniquely focused museum - come see us today.
Interim Executive Director
PS The Gardiner Museum now offers guided tours daily at 2 pm (free with admission)
The Gardiner Museum is an inviting destination that inspires and connects people, art and ideas through clay, one of the world’s oldest art forms. Year‐round the Museum mounts special exhibitions, events, lectures and clay classes to complement its permanent collection.
The Museum also features a café that serves delicious local fare prepared by Jamie Kennedy Kitchens as its executive chef, and the Gardiner Shop, which specializes in artist‐designed, artist‐made merchandise.
Please use this website to discover more about the Museum and its experiences.