The Gardiner Museum is closed temporarily in response to the COVID-19 outbreak. Check our homepage for a rotating selection of online resources and digital art experiences that you can enjoy at home. Be sure to sign up for our e-newsletter and follow us on social media for your daily ceramics fix.
During our temporary closure, we're posting exhibitions and selections from our collection online. Discover Inuit ceramics, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, pottery from the Ancient Americas, and more!
We're posting family-friendly art activities inspired by our collection and the endless possibilities of clay. Visit our Family Day page for weekly crafts, colouring pages, and more fun art projects that you can enjoy at home.
Every object in our permanent collection can be accessed through our eMuseum portal. Learn about individual collecting areas, like Italian Maiolica or Modern and Contemporary Ceramics, or search the full collection by keyword. You'll be amazed by what you discover!
We’re closed until further notice, but we’re planning for the day when we can again welcome visitors. We encourage you to make a gift to the Gardiner. This will be vital for when we reopen, and is the optimistic message we all need.
Tickets will go on sale at 10 am the day of the class.
Please check in at the Front Desk upon arrival.
Explore the potential of working with clay (without the commitment) in one of our weekly drop in classes. Experiment with various hand building, wheel throwing, and decorating techniques under the guidance of one of our experienced artist instructors. You’ll have access to a professional ceramics studio, including a variety of tools, earthenware clay, and more than 70 commercial brushing glazes. Exercise your creativity and tap into the benefits of working with your hands.
Please note: You may purchase a maximum of 4 tickets per buyer. If you purchase a Student or Gardiner Friends ticket, you will be asked to produce the appropriate valid ID. One valid student ID per ticket. One valid Friends ID per ticket unless you have a Gardiner Family membership or higher. Children under 12 must be accompanied by a paying adult (1 adult for up to 3 children).
*The minimum firing fee is $5. You may be charged more for larger pieces.
111 Queen's Park
Canada, M5S 2C7
The Gardiner Museum is temporarily closed.